Articles tagged “msc cruises”

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

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

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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?

8 months ago

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

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

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

9 months ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

12 months ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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

2 years ago

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

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

2 years ago

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

Laura Powell, Skift

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.”

3 years ago

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

3 years ago

MSC Cruises Is Building Ships That Will Break Passenger Records

MSC Cruises Is Building Ships That Will Break Passenger Records

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Cruise Lines Are Jumping on the Wellness Tourism Bandwagon

Cruise Lines Are Jumping on the Wellness Tourism Bandwagon

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Cruise lines have offered healthy dining options and fitness classes for years. They're now looking to partner with weight-loss brands that already appeal to cruising's main demographic.

4 years ago

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have been working on ways to improve guest-facing technology so passengers have a better experience on their trip. But it sounds like those efforts are moving to a new level this year — which should be good news for cruisers.

4 years ago