Articles tagged “norwegian cruise line”

Alaska Is Bracing for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Alaska Is Bracing for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise operators go where they see demand, and Alaska has been a hot market for a while now. Will the introduction of more and bigger ships change that dynamic?

2 days ago

Beyond Bookings: South Africa’s Travelstart Expands Into Media Space

Beyond Bookings: South Africa’s Travelstart Expands Into Media Space

Richard Holmes, Skift

Brands love an audience, and Travelstart boasts the best online travel booking numbers in Africa. Little wonder this leading online travel agency has expanded into the media space, offering brands and destination marketing organizations access to its audience. For a fee, of course.

3 days 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 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings keeps trying new ways to get higher-spending passengers on board. Quarterly results show the efforts are working so far.

6 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Wants Passengers to Keep Spending More at Sea

Norwegian Cruise Line Wants Passengers to Keep Spending More at Sea

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise lines keep loading their ships with things for passengers to buy — Starbucks latte and a game of laser tag, anyone? With consumers feeling confident, no one seems to mind spending money on extras. But if the economy takes a turn for the worse, will that change?

9 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Moving Its Built-for-China Ship to the U.S.

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Moving Its Built-for-China Ship to the U.S.

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line made a significant investment in China when it built a ship specifically for that market. But as executives like to say, ships are easy to move when necessary, and clearly Norwegian sees a brighter future in the U.S.

9 months ago

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are confident that people will fill the ships they order, and shipbuilding yards are packed with business for years to come. Will Wall Street shake off its worries that demand won't keep up?

10 months ago

Newest Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Offers More Fun for a Fee

Newest Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Offers More Fun for a Fee

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Cruise lines have been adding bells and whistles — some included in the price, some not — for years now. Executives have a good sense of what passengers are willing to pay extra for, and we expect to see a continued push to generate more onboard revenue.

11 months ago

Norwegian Cruise CEO Sees No Signs of Recession

Norwegian Cruise CEO Sees No Signs of Recession

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Like other cruise operators, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is seeing strong business for 2018 and even 2019. Two words — hurricane season — could interfere, but with so many bookings already made, even a stormy summer shouldn't ruin the year.

12 months ago

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

China has been full of ups and downs as the cruise industry has grown its presence in the market. Identifying the cause of the downs — and taking steps to manage the factors that can be controlled — should help operators find stability.

1 year ago

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Virgin Voyages is emphatic about being a different kind of cruise player while planning to sail from the world's busiest cruise port to the most popular destination. The difference will be in the details, and we're still waiting for most of those.

1 year ago

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Most of the world's largest cruise lines have new tonnage to show off this year. To fill those ships, the industry needs to convince land-loving travelers to consider the sea instead.

1 year ago