Articles tagged “royal caribbean cruises”

Philippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount

Philippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

The Philippines wants cruise dollars. But Boracay, which has reopened after some rehabilitation, does not. The island is a key cruise stop but can carry only so much. Tourism authorities and cruise lines should work out the sums.

2 months ago

6 Ways Celebrity Edge Is Changing the Game for the Cruise Industry

6 Ways Celebrity Edge Is Changing the Game for the Cruise Industry

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Celebrity Cruises wanted its newest ship to be transformational for the brand and for the cruise industry. With reimagined staterooms, technology, and even hot tubs, the cruise line is following through on that goal.

4 months ago

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Cruise lines will hear from angry customers aboard ships being diverted away from the hurricane. But making smart safety decisions is never bad business.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Buying a $1 Billion Stake in Silversea to Boost Its Luxury Offerings

Royal Caribbean Is Buying a $1 Billion Stake in Silversea to Boost Its Luxury Offerings

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Buying Silversea will certainly improve Royal Caribbean's offering in the luxury and expedition sectors. Will it be happy as a majority shareholder, as it says now, or will it eventually want complete control?

9 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Convinced It Has the Smarts to Woo Millennials

Royal Caribbean Is Convinced It Has the Smarts to Woo Millennials

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises knows millennials are in the market to create memories — and with the largest cruise ships in the world, he is well-positioned to deliver what those passengers want.

1 year ago

Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One new ship for most cruise lines wouldn't make a world of difference, but for these niche brands, the expansion will be significant.

1 year ago

Royal Caribbean Sees a China Slowdown But Other Markets Are Thriving

Royal Caribbean Sees a China Slowdown But Other Markets Are Thriving

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise executives often say, having ships all over the world means some areas boom while others struggle. At the moment, China-Korea tensions are hurting Royal Caribbean's business in Asia, but other regions are strong.

2 years ago

Royal Caribbean Creates Tour-Booking Site GoBe To Go After Land Vacations

Royal Caribbean Creates Tour-Booking Site GoBe To Go After Land Vacations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As our Megatrend foretold, Skift expected there would be a lot of news around tours and activities this year, but even we are surprised by all the action so early in the year. Will a long background in cruise vacations help Royal Caribbean Cruises' latest venture, GoBe, break out from the pack?

2 years ago

Azamara Wants Cruise Passengers to Get More out of Land

Azamara Wants Cruise Passengers to Get More out of Land

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Azamara's focus on the shore is serving the company well, but at some point its 17-year-old ships will be ready to retire. What does the future hold for this brand, especially as travel companies around the globe try to deliver authentic local experiences?

2 years ago

Royal Caribbean Is Selling a Stake in its Spanish and French Cruise Brands

Royal Caribbean Is Selling a Stake in its Spanish and French Cruise Brands

Kiel Porter, Bloomberg

Pullmantur and Croisieres de France make up a sliver of Royal Caribbean's global business in a market that has been struggling. The new majority owner should be able to make the lines a priority.

3 years ago