Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise companies are finally seeing the booking behavior they desired as more passengers reserve their places earlier. But observers wonder if selling inventory too far in advance means cruise lines are leaving money on the table.

2 days ago

Royal Caribbean Says Just About Everything Is Going Right

Royal Caribbean Says Just About Everything Is Going Right

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean Cruises has stuck by its plan to avoid lowering fares to fill up ships, and that strategy appears to be working. But the cruise operator is benefitting from a lot of other factors right now too.

2 weeks ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not expecting Armageddon as the Expedia-Hyatt talks come down to the wire. Hyatt wants a fair deal, and Expedia stands to gain if it can retain the broadest depth of hotel content possible. The devil will be in the details but we expect champagne glasses to be raised this week.

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Passengers may not care much what executives at cruise companies earn, but it's instructive to realize what goals those CEOs are driven to reach.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean Says Passengers Are Spending Big on Experiences

Royal Caribbean Says Passengers Are Spending Big on Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise lines find that customers want to spend on experiences, will they seek to offer more personalized options in shore excursions, dining, drinks, and onboard offerings? We think there is potential to further customize what cruise passengers can buy, even on mass-market brands.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Moving a Ship Back to the Big Easy

Royal Caribbean Is Moving a Ship Back to the Big Easy

Associated Press

While Royal Caribbean is continuing to grow its fleet and its global presence, this move shows that the North American market is also important to cover from multiple departure points. Competition is heating up in South Florida ports, so it's a smart move to station ships within an easy drive of passengers elsewhere in the country.

4 months ago

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise lines have had plans for Cuba for years, and they're finally getting to try those out. There are two big unknowns now: Will cruise passengers be interested in the island for the long term, and will the powers in Washington make it easier or more difficult to visit?

5 months ago

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Christopher Bodeen and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press

Cruise lines, travel agencies and airlines are getting caught up in the diplomatic tiff and public outcry in China related to South Korea deploying a U.S. missile defense system. There isn't much choice as the Chinese government has banned much of this travel and, at any rate, there is a drop in demand.

5 months ago

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Cruise marketers may already know to pursue millennials and families, but those two groups are incredibly diverse and warrant better targeting.

5 months ago

Celebrity Bets Big on Outdoor Spaces for New Cruise Ship

Celebrity Bets Big on Outdoor Spaces for New Cruise Ship

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruise lines have been trying for years, with limited success, to appeal to younger travelers. Perhaps Celebrity Edge, which will be filled with technological goodies, finally will be the answer.

5 months ago

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

Muyu Xu, Adam Jourdan, and Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters

South Korea is a popular destination for Chinese passengers, so cruise operators will have to deal will disappointment over canceled visits. But global cruise lines are accustomed to navigating troubled geopolitical waters.

5 months ago

Skift Podcast: What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers

Skift Podcast: What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Listen for insight into how cruise leaders are thinking about cultivating future customers.

5 months ago