Articles tagged “msc cruises”

Business Travel

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of Private Islands

Just as they've focused on building bigger and more elaborate ships, cruise lines are now seeking to outdo one another with private islands. MSC Cruises' eco-conscious approach is commendable, but will it resonate with passengers?

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of  Private Islands

Business Travel

Travel Advisors See Changing Cruiser Preferences for Peak Booking ‘Wave Season’

Travel advisors say this year's "wave season" is showing strong preferences for less-visited ports and immersive land experiences. There are also indicators that passengers are more likely to hold the cruise industry accountable on sustainability.

Travel Advisors See Changing Cruiser Preferences for Peak Booking ‘Wave Season’

Cruises

Cruise Chairman Deflects Concerns Over Industry’s Environmental Threats as ‘Fake News’

It makes sense that a longtime leader of a cruise company would give lip service to sustainability. To say consumer concerns about the sector's sustainability are fake, however, risks alienating customers at a pivotal moment for the sector.

Cruise Chairman Deflects Concerns Over Industry’s Environmental Threats as ‘Fake News’

Tourism

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

UNESCO had, by many accounts, plenty of reason to add Venice to its list of sites "in danger" at its most recent meeting. Its decision not to reveals the complexities of naming World Heritage sites in the age of mass tourism.

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

Cruises

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruises

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

MSC Cruises is already spending billions on big ships, so why not add a few luxury vessels to the mix? The cruise operator has a built-in customer base, but the trick will be to offer a product that gets those passengers to pay more for the high-end experience.

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

Cruises

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Publicly traded cruise operators are the biggest players in the industry, but super-wealthy owners are finding ways to disrupt the status quo.

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Cruises

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

Will a traveler who only expects the finest ever decide to board a mass-market cruise ship? Well, the marketplace has spoken and it says, “Maybe, but only under certain conditions.”

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

Cruises

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

As MSC Cruises embarks on a rapid global expansion, it makes sense for the privately owned operator to focus on the popular Caribbean cruise market. The key will be figuring out the best way to make its products stand out in a field crowded with names that are far more familiar to North American consumers.

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

Cruises

MSC Cruises Is Building Ships That Will Break Passenger Records

MSC Cruises continues to show its ambition as it plans to add more ships to an already fast-growing fleet. Now the question is whether demand can keep up with all that supply.

MSC Cruises Is Building Ships That Will Break Passenger Records