Articles tagged “river cruises”

Luxury River Cruises Take Action to Avoid Irrelevance and Compete on Age

Luxury River Cruises Take Action to Avoid Irrelevance and Compete on Age

Laua Powell, Skift

River cruising doesn't just have age problems, its brands are competing on the quality of their on-shore experiences in an effort to lure in a new generation of cruisers.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

Jim Salter, Associated Press

They may get the boat cruising again. But then they need to get decent ports to stop at along the river.

4 months ago

Another Boat Heads to the Mississippi as Americans Get Curious About U.S. River Cruising

Another Boat Heads to the Mississippi as Americans Get Curious About U.S. River Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

River cruising in the United States is growing slowly, but we expect to see this segment continue to gain popularity — especially with travelers who are fond of the close-to-land experience but don't want to travel overseas.

8 months ago

River Cruise Lines Go Silent on Social Media as Nature Impacts Itineraries

River Cruise Lines Go Silent on Social Media as Nature Impacts Itineraries

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The river cruise experience is supposed to be all about personalized service. So why do river cruise lines bury information about itinerary and sailing changes where their future passengers can't find it?

2 years ago

Disney Tries to Make River Cruises Younger With New AmaWaterways Deal

Disney Tries to Make River Cruises Younger With New AmaWaterways Deal

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Disney sets itself apart in the growing river cruise sector with a product tailored specifically to families and its entrance could spark other companies to integrate their own family-first experiences.

2 years ago

Azamara CEO on Bringing Cultural Immersion to Ocean Cruises

Azamara CEO on Bringing Cultural Immersion to Ocean Cruises

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Whether on sea or land, travelers are seeking more intimate, personalized experiences and the brands that align themselves most closely with that cause will be able to attract customers across age ranges and regions.

3 years ago

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Expands Free Internet Service

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Expands Free Internet Service

Sy O'Neill , Palm Beach Post

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is including Internet access as part of certain suite bookings. That perk rates up there with the balcony views.

3 years ago

Viking River Cruises CEO Has No Interest in IPO or Selling to a Cruise Corp

Viking River Cruises CEO Has No Interest in IPO or Selling to a Cruise Corp

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Neck-deep in growth and expansion, the future of Viking is still not clear, but it's recent move into the ocean business suggests Viking has the ambition to expand its brand into other sectors of the travel industry.

3 years ago

The Tech Innovations Onboard Viking’s New River Cruise Ships

The Tech Innovations Onboard Viking’s New River Cruise Ships

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Viking River Cruise is reinventing river cruising, not just from a marketing perspective, but from a up-to-date customer experience that the brand's older and better-traveled customer base appreciates -- voyages are full for months.

3 years ago

6 Cruise Industry Trends to Watch for in 2014

6 Cruise Industry Trends to Watch for in 2014

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

After a series of disasters, companies are putting an emphasis on experience, with more sophisticated entertainment and broader cuisine options, rather than sheer ship size.

3 years ago

River Cruising Is Becoming More Popular Among U.S. Travelers

River Cruising Is Becoming More Popular Among U.S. Travelers

Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

The majority of river cruises remain focused on their core older demographic, but as the sector's popularity grows it is likely they will introduce features that also appeal to younger travelers and families.

3 years ago

Skift Q&A: Viking River Cruises on Building Brand and Activity Awareness

Skift Q&A: Viking River Cruises on Building Brand and Activity Awareness

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Viking is one of the few upcoming travel companies today that isn't chasing millennials or catering to gadget-happy jet-setters. A focus on its core older customer base keeps its marketing clear and product perfect for the demographic.

3 years ago