Articles tagged “cruising”

Will the Months-Long Cruise Standstill Spur Any Meaningful Reforms?

Will the Months-Long Cruise Standstill Spur Any Meaningful Reforms?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

On World Oceans Day, a coalition of activists is calling on the cruise industry to use this unprecedented long-term pause in operations as a chance to reform. But how likely is it that change will happen — and where will it come from?

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Cruise lines have changed the date of their return to service multiple times now, and Royal Caribbean is no different. Despite selling cruises for the summer period, executives don't seem particularly bullish on the prospect of a full return to service in the near term.

2 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

Nivedita Balu, Reuters

It's no secret the highly consolidated cruise industry is in trouble, but Norwegian Cruise Line is the first to indicate it may not be able to survive the crisis.

2 months ago

Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

Rosie Spinks, Skift

This isn't the first time Carnival has announced a return to cruising in the last month. What's needed here is specifics on how things will be different (and safer) when ships set sail again.

2 months ago

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has had a spectacularly rotten week. Facing criticism from all sides, it looks increasingly unlikely that many lines will still be sailing as scheduled on Monday.

4 months ago

Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A lack of port infrastructure has always been a key issue in developing Asia as the next cruise playground. Singapore can't do it alone, because cruising is regional. Global Ports' investment and expertise to regenerate ports and local towns is much needed.

7 months ago

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Hard to imagine the Philippines can now take in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ biggest ship in Asia, the Spectrum. But it's easy to think of the impact on the little region called Ilocos when the ship docks at its new port Salomague. Cautions about the environment aren't overblown.

9 months ago

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Just because it does not fly does not mean the cruise industry has no carbon footprint. Climate-conscious consumers are noticing that on newer mega-ships they will have a higher carbon footprint at sea than they would on land. Cruise shaming will come.

9 months ago

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruise ships are giant floating hotels with shopping malls and casinos inside. The industry has made progress on sustainability, but much more needs to be done as consumer habits shift toward more sustainable vacation options.

1 year ago

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

Philippines’ Boracay shows a good example of how to regulate potential overcrowding by cruise ships. The idea to offer alternative ports of call is smart, as it promotes new destinations and spreads tourism benefits to other places.

1 year ago

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cunard is striking an interesting balance between old-school, traditional luxury and fast-paced, data-driven, adaptive hospitality on its longer journeys across the sea. As competition heats up, the line needs to make a compelling sell to attract a younger audience. But a few currents and trends are colliding that just might make this possible.

1 year ago

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise lines roll out new ships, they're showing them off to more markets. Carnival's approach — spreading its newest capacity around to several different ports — gives it the opportunity to reach a wide swath of the U.S.

2 years ago