Articles tagged “princess cruises”

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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.

4 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

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

Norovirus usually impacts a relatively small portion of passengers and crew onboard a cruise ship, but the frequency with which it happens is troubling for any traveler considering the trip.

4 years ago

Setbacks Force Carnival Cruise Lines to Rethink How its Brands Do Business

Setbacks Force Carnival Cruise Lines to Rethink How its Brands Do Business

Hannah Sampson, Miami Herald

Carnival is big enough that change will be hard. But if it wants to stay big, it's going to need to change anyway.

5 years ago

Norovirus Passenger Tally Doubles Onboard Crown Princess

Norovirus Passenger Tally Doubles Onboard Crown Princess

Associated Press

A Harris Poll says Americans' perceptions of the cruise industry are falling, and these persistent norovirus outbreaks are a trigger.

5 years ago

Virus Outbreaks Are More Likely on Longer Cruises

Virus Outbreaks Are More Likely on Longer Cruises

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The average virus outbreak occurs on a 12-day voyage and causes 6.6 percent of passengers to fall ill. Longer cruises give the virus more time to spread but the factors that lead to an outbreak are the same on every ship.

5 years ago

Princess Cruises Blames Shortened Cruise on Fog, Not Norovirus

Princess Cruises Blames Shortened Cruise on Fog, Not Norovirus

Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press

The fog obviously provided cover for Princess Cruises. No sense in stoking all of that bad publicity about a possible norovirus outbreak if you can blame it all on Mother Nature.

5 years ago

What Princess Cruises Did to Slow Norovirus Outbreak

What Princess Cruises Did to Slow Norovirus Outbreak

Associated Press

It's been a bad week of PR for cruise lines and health issues.

5 years ago

Carnival Ship Returns to Port One Day Early Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Carnival Ship Returns to Port One Day Early Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Rob Golum, Bloomberg

Returning home early is partly about getting passengers home safe, but mostly about giving the cruise line the maximum time possible to clean the ship before it heads out again.

5 years ago

Princess Cruises Launches $20 Million Ad Campaign During Peak Booking Season

Princess Cruises Launches $20 Million Ad Campaign During Peak Booking Season

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is part of Carnival Corp.'s efforts to redeem itself after a series of incidents battered its brands' businesses last year. But the cruising giant now has to deliver an experience that rejuvenates customers and its forward-looking business.

5 years ago

Shakeup at Carnival Continues as the Old Guard Steps Aside

Shakeup at Carnival Continues as the Old Guard Steps Aside

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald is likely asserting himself with these changes, as some of the old guard loses its grip and management gets a refresh. Although Buckelew isn't exactly an insurgent, having been at the top ranks of Princess for almost a decade.

5 years ago