Articles tagged “norwegian cruise line”

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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

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.”

1 year ago

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

Hannah Sampson, Skift

An international dispute that forced itinerary changes for China-based cruises threw operators for a loop, but demand seems fundamentally intact. If tensions ease and South Korea reopens, will pricing return to high levels or have lower fares become the new normal?

2 years ago

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise companies are finally seeing the booking behavior they desired as more passengers reserve their places earlier. But observers wonder if selling inventory too far in advance means cruise lines are leaving money on the table.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise CEO Says Cuba Sailings Are Selling Strong

Norwegian Cruise CEO Says Cuba Sailings Are Selling Strong

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian's results are more evidence that the cruise industry is booming despite the downturn in the up-and-coming China market. By using language like "the stars aligned," however, executives sound like they're trying to lower expectations that the good luck will stick around.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Sending a Second Ship to Cuba as Demand Stays Strong

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Sending a Second Ship to Cuba as Demand Stays Strong

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Flights to Cuba are expected to be less in demand once the Trump administration's travel restrictions are enforced, but could that lead to more interest in cruises? Norwegian Cruise Line's announcement indicates the cruise operator is expecting a bump in business.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Getting a Rocky Start in China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Getting a Rocky Start in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Expanding to new markets can be tough; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is fortunate that its business in the rest of the world appears to be thriving.

2 years ago

Norwegian Forms Ties With Alibaba as It Enters the Crowded China Cruise Market

Norwegian Forms Ties With Alibaba as It Enters the Crowded China Cruise Market

Hannah Sampson , Skift

No one disputes that China is a promising market for the cruise industry. But new players can use as much help as they can get reaching customers.

2 years ago

Exclusive: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Former CEO Was Removed Over Misconduct, Lawsuit Claims

Exclusive: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Former CEO Was Removed Over Misconduct, Lawsuit Claims

Hannah Sampson, Skift

There’s a lot to unpack in this lawsuit — and it’s pretty clear that Kevin Sheehan and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings wish much less would have been included. When one former CEO sues another, it’s not going to be pretty.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Like other cruise lines, Norwegian is thinking far into the future when it comes to China. Will the fledgling market keep up with the supply growth?

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line still has three extra-large ships on the way, but it looks like the company's future fleet is being designed for flexibility.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Looks Back at 50 Years of Innovation and Challenges

Norwegian Cruise Line Looks Back at 50 Years of Innovation and Challenges

Chabeli Herrera, Associated Press

NCL's anniversary is a reminder how young the cruise industry actually is.

2 years ago