Articles tagged “princess cruises”

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?

12 months ago

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We think this will take some getting used to for cruise passengers and crew alike. But the widespread acceptance of Disney's MagicBand — at least in Florida parks — shows that vacationers can adapt and embrace new forms of technology, especially if it improves their trip.

2 years ago

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Susan Heavey, Reuters

Cruise lines talk a lot these days about their efforts to be more friendly to the environment. This criminal case involving Princess Cruises shows that lip service is meaningless without action.

2 years ago

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How Travel Brands Can Internalize a Culture of Innovation

How Travel Brands Can Internalize a Culture of Innovation

Adobe + Skift

It's not enough for a company to have it's heart set on building the latest “disruptive” form of technology — they must first create an organization-wide culture of innovation.

2 years ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Princess Cruises on Creating Meaningful Travel Experiences

Skift CMO Interviews: Princess Cruises on Creating Meaningful Travel Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Princess Cruises is trying to offer passengers unique, one-of-a-kind experiences to infuse more meaning into their vacations.

2 years ago

Carnival Executives’ New Approach Helps the Cruise Line Change Course

Carnival Executives’ New Approach Helps the Cruise Line Change Course

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Who would have thought two years ago that Carnival would be on the forefront of anything but norovirus cleanup? But it is, and other brands should pay attention.

3 years ago

Cruise Lines Are Increasing On-Board Fees Because They Can’t Raise Fares

Cruise Lines Are Increasing On-Board Fees Because They Can’t Raise Fares

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some lines call them service fees. Others call them gratuities. But one thing is for sure: cruise lines generate income by charging daily fees that aren't included in initial cruise fares. It's unclear whether the money is actually going to those who serve passengers, or represents a growing source of ancillary income to offset other costs. For now, we'll call this phenomenon hate sailing.

3 years ago

Carnival’s Fifth Ship in China Is Built for the Chinese Cruiser

Carnival’s Fifth Ship in China Is Built for the Chinese Cruiser

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

The Caribbean will remain priority #1 for years, but China is going to overtake Europe as the #2 spot before we know it.

3 years ago

Carnival Adding 9 Ships Across 5 of Its Cruise Lines

Carnival Adding 9 Ships Across 5 of Its Cruise Lines

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Wouldn't another acquisition be cheaper in the long run?

3 years ago

Princess Cruises to Run 4 Original Musicals From Oscar-Winning Composer

Princess Cruises to Run 4 Original Musicals From Oscar-Winning Composer

Associated Press

Although cruise entertainment has long been the butt of jokes, lines are investing in top content and bringing land talent to the seas to attract new and repeat cruisers.

3 years ago

John F. Kennedy’s Path From President to Carnival Cruise Ship Pitchman

John F. Kennedy’s Path From President to Carnival Cruise Ship Pitchman

Christopher Palmeri and Carol Massar, Bloomberg

How consumers will respond to hearing a president's words turned into a call to buy a cruise vacation remains to be seen.

4 years ago

Carnival Cruises Wants the Internet to Help It Crowd Source Its New Image

Carnival Cruises Wants the Internet to Help It Crowd Source Its New Image

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

We're encouraged by CEO Donald's moves over the last six months to improve things at Carnival, and we're also far enough removed from the "poop cruise" so that this isn't an instantly horrible idea.

4 years ago