Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

TUI and Royal Caribbean Expand Cruise Partnership With $1.3 Billion Deal

TUI and Royal Caribbean Expand Cruise Partnership With $1.3 Billion Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This seems like a win-win for TUI Group. It gets an established partner to help grow its luxury and expedition cruise line — while also keeping a share of the business — and at the same time it gets the cash to help pursue its digital strategy.

1 week ago

Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Patrick Whyte, Skift

At this stage it's difficult to tell how long the coronavirus outbreak will last and how far it will spread. For now Royal Caribbean is acting with extreme caution in China.

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Feels Earnings Pinch After Canceling 3 China Cruises

Royal Caribbean Feels Earnings Pinch After Canceling 3 China Cruises

Reuters

Royal Caribbean's earnings hit is just the beginning as the impact of the coronavirus roils the travel industry.

3 weeks ago

Cruise Lines Are Expanding Ships by Stretching Them: Here’s How

Cruise Lines Are Expanding Ships by Stretching Them: Here’s How

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

First you cut them in half. Then you add a prefab midsection — voila! An expanded ship. It costs nearly three times less than building a new ship, and takes only a few months to complete. Talk about stretching it.

2 months ago

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone — even cruise line executives — agrees that the air pollution the industry generates needs to be reduced. But a closer look at how cruise ships are regulated leaves little confidence that a new global standard to reduce disease-causing sulfur emissions can be adequately enforced.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The debut of a new private island is helping Royal Caribbean raise pricing on shorter itineraries. If China returns as a major market as well, 2020 could be a strong year for the cruise line.

7 months ago

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruise ships are giant floating hotels with shopping malls and casinos inside. The industry has made progress on sustainability, but much more needs to be done as consumer habits shift toward more sustainable vacation options.

8 months ago

Royal Caribbean’s Vision for Data-Driven Cruising Is Almost Here

Royal Caribbean’s Vision for Data-Driven Cruising Is Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For all the talk of using bracelets and smartphones to improve the cruise experience, more needs to be done to improve internal processes and make cruising more sustainable.

8 months ago

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Private islands are nothing new for cruising, but more compelling and varied shore excursions are certainly a smart move as passengers become more interested in experiences.

10 months ago

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Isaac Carey, Skift

It looks like 2019 is setting up to be Royal Caribbean's year. The cruise company seemed almost baffled by how good its results were, with revenue increasing across the board.

10 months ago

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

10 months ago

Travel Advisors Put the Thrill Back Into Vacation Planning

Travel Advisors Put the Thrill Back Into Vacation Planning

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A growing number of travel advisors are offering mystery vacations, created by keeping trip details a secret from clients until the departure date. It puts the surprise element back in travel, which is something often lost these days, but the challenges for advisors are many.

1 year ago