Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have been working on ways to improve guest-facing technology so passengers have a better experience on their trip. But it sounds like those efforts are moving to a new level this year — which should be good news for cruisers.

2 weeks ago

Latest Royal Caribbean Sustainability Report Shows Slow Rate of Progress in Cruising

Latest Royal Caribbean Sustainability Report Shows Slow Rate of Progress in Cruising

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Royal Caribbean is hoping to accomplish major progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste by a self-imposed 2020 deadline. The problem is that the cruise giant fell short of its 2015 goals, and faces an uphill battle to reach its ambitious goals for the future.

1 month ago

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Suddenly, Havana is popping up all over Caribbean itineraries for next year. We expect to see still more cruise lines announce plans for the city — and, eventually, other sites in Cuba.

1 month ago

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

1 month ago

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It took longer than expected, but more U.S.-based cruise lines are about to start sailing between the U.S. and Havana. We're curious how demand will hold up.

1 month ago

Royal Caribbean Thinks It Has the Secret to Getting Newcomers on Board

Royal Caribbean Thinks It Has the Secret to Getting Newcomers on Board

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean reported a lot of promising news Friday, and investors were glad to hear it. Is it too soon to think the worst of this year's cruise woes are in the past?

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Earnings Beat Expectations for the Third Quarter

Royal Caribbean Earnings Beat Expectations for the Third Quarter

Associated Press

The results are a little bit of a mixed bag with lower-than-expected revenues, but maybe the good news on earnings per share will help buoy the company's stock price.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Ordering a New Class of Megaships

Royal Caribbean Is Ordering a New Class of Megaships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean will need to completely rethink the way it designs and powers ships in order to use liquefied natural gas and fuel cell technology. It's an interesting challenge, and we find it especially notable that the cruise company is not trying to break its own capacity records.

3 months ago

Cruise Ship Building Boom a Boon for Germany’s Shipbuilding Industry

Cruise Ship Building Boom a Boon for Germany’s Shipbuilding Industry

Nicholas Brautlecht, Bloomberg

China may be able to compete on price, but the long history Germany has building ships is still giving it an edge over emerging rivals.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Optimistic About China Despite Pricing Troubles

Royal Caribbean Is Optimistic About China Despite Pricing Troubles

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean is adamant that it is in China for the long haul, despite short-term pricing pressures. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the industry responds if capacity proves difficult to absorb.

6 months ago

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have used technology to create experiences on ships that wow guests, but Royal Caribbean's new CIO makes a good point: Tech should also continue to evolve to make the cruise experience easier to navigate for passengers.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Daryl Loo and Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Royal Caribbean was a market leader in sending new capacity to China, and continues to up the ante by sending a second brand new ship.

7 months ago