Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These were the 10 biggest deals in travel in 2018. Were they the smartest decisions? We'll know in a few years. Hospitality-related acquisitions dominated our list; the online travel agencies made some big investments, but were absent as big buyers.

3 weeks ago

Why Royal Caribbean Is Thinking Beyond Ship Size

Why Royal Caribbean Is Thinking Beyond Ship Size

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

When a cruise line can fit more than 6,000 passengers on a single ship, it needs to know how to keep them happy. Royal Caribbean International has been building the world's largest vessels for several years; this story looks at how the company is innovating beyond just going big.

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Hopes New Tech Will Turn Into New Revenue

Royal Caribbean Hopes New Tech Will Turn Into New Revenue

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean is investing left and right in technology, new ships, new features on land, and even an entirely new brand. That means costs are up, but the company expects to see those investments pay off.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean Cruises wants to be a bigger player in the luxury and expedition cruise space. One surefire way to do that, now that it owns a majority stake in Silversea: build more ships.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Seeing Its China Business Perk Up

Royal Caribbean Is Seeing Its China Business Perk Up

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not often these days that a cruise company singles out China as a highlight; the market has been too volatile. But for Royal Caribbean Cruises, China was one of several positive pieces that added up to an unexpectedly good quarter.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Giving Its New Silversea Fleet a Luxury Upgrade

Royal Caribbean Is Giving Its New Silversea Fleet a Luxury Upgrade

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's probably good news that the first move Royal Caribbean made after closing its majority stake in Silversea was announcing improvements to its fleet. We'll be curious to see what those upgrades include — and how the experience changes for passengers.

6 months ago

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are confident that people will fill the ships they order, and shipbuilding yards are packed with business for years to come. Will Wall Street shake off its worries that demand won't keep up?

6 months ago

Old Cruise Ships Get New Life as Costs Soar for New Builds

Old Cruise Ships Get New Life as Costs Soar for New Builds

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Shiny new megaships get a lot of attention, but cruise lines aren't forgetting about the rest of their fleet. Older ships can be just the ticket for emerging markets, quick weekend trips, and ports that can't handle giant vessels.

8 months ago

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Hannah Sampson, Skift

No one doubts that Cuba will continue to grow as a cruise destination. The question is how that growth will be managed — and whether the island can cope with the influx of additional daily visitors.

8 months ago

Havana Is Tripling the Size of Its Cruise Terminal as Demand Soars

Havana Is Tripling the Size of Its Cruise Terminal as Demand Soars

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

Cruise lines say interest is still high for Cuba, especially because so many U.S. travelers have been forced to stay away for decades. But visits have been limited for capacity reasons. With more room for ships, will the destination become a Caribbean cruise staple — and will the island's infrastructure be able to handle the crowds?

8 months ago

Royal Caribbean Tour Venture GoBe Calls It Quits

Royal Caribbean Tour Venture GoBe Calls It Quits

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As we've said repeatedly: Everyone wants a piece of tours and activities, but not everyone can be successful. Royal Caribbean Cruises tried something different for a cruise company with GoBe, but the space was crowded.

8 months ago

How Cruise Lines Innovate When They Keep Building the Same Type of Ship

How Cruise Lines Innovate When They Keep Building the Same Type of Ship

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are constantly trying to come out with more impressive bells and whistles, even when the type of ship has been around for years. Consumers appear to be responding, so don't expect the game to change.

8 months ago