Articles tagged “cruises”

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Royal Caribbean’s Rebound Continues as Passengers Splurge on the Extras

Royal Caribbean's prediction that inflation wouldn't be an obstacle to its rebound has proven right so far. With the recent end of the CDC's cruise ship Covid tracker, the future looks much brighter for Royal Caribbean's rebound after a rough two years.

Royal Caribbean’s Rebound Continues as Passengers Splurge on the Extras

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U.S. Cruise Lines Recovery Threatened by Worsening Labor Shortage

Cruise lines have faced one hurdle after another in their quest to make a full recovery. But the labor shortage just might be the most difficult to overcome because there's no end in sight.

U.S. Cruise Lines Recovery Threatened by Worsening Labor Shortage

Cruises

Carnival Says Inflation, Fuel Costs Could Hurt Recovery Momentum

Carnival survived the pandemic long enough to enter the booming travel surge. The cruise operator now has to sail through a new storm — historic inflation and surging costs.

Carnival Says Inflation, Fuel Costs Could Hurt Recovery Momentum

News Blog

A&K Travel Group Acquires Crystal Cruises Ships

The A&K Travel Group — the company owned by Geoffrey Kent, CEO of tour operator Abercrombie and Kent, and industrial holding corporation Heritage — has acquired cruise ships Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in addition to the Crystal Cruises brand. Both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were acquired at an auction with the former ship…

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TUI Group’s $4 Billion Turnaround

Tour operator TUI has boosted its 2022 first-half revenue by $4 billion. Posting its 2022 first-half results on Wednesday, which cover the period from Oct. 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the company said group revenue was $4.75 billion — an increase of $4 billion compared to the same six months in the previous year.…

Cruises

Royal Caribbean Isn’t Worried About Inflation Even With a $1.2 Billion Loss

Royal Caribbean — like its rivals in the cruise industry — has had a brutal last two years. But it can finally see a light at the end of tunnel in large part because it fully believes that consumers aren't deterred by rising prices.

Royal Caribbean Isn’t Worried About Inflation Even With a $1.2 Billion Loss

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Royal Caribbean’s Return to Profit Delayed by Omicron Surge

Cruising has been snobbishly derided as foreign travel for people afraid of going abroad. But while Royal Caribbean has faced choppy waters during the pandemic, favorable demographic trends hint at plain sailing over the horizon.

Royal Caribbean’s Return to Profit Delayed by Omicron Surge

Travel Agents

Daily Podcast: An Unhealthy Cruise Dependency

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, January 18, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: An Unhealthy Cruise Dependency

Travel Agents

Cruise-Dependent Travel Agents Seek Alternatives After Another CDC Warning

Travel agents should've been expecting a development would arise making the sale of cruises difficult since the cruise industry has been so volatile since the start of the pandemic. It's clear to many agents now to find ways to be less dependent on booking cruises.

Cruise-Dependent Travel Agents Seek Alternatives After Another CDC Warning

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Royal Caribbean Pauses 3 Cruise Voyages Due to Omicron

A current Royal Caribbean marketing slogan is that "this is the year of yes." But the company's latest pause on sailings comes after tests found onboard cases on more than 90 ships across various cruise brands. So call it "the winter of waiting" instead.

Royal Caribbean Pauses 3 Cruise Voyages Due to Omicron