Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As travelers crave more meaningful experiences during their vacations, where does that leave cruise ship shopping? Cruise operators are trying to figure that out and deliver the kind of retail that passengers will respond to.

3 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise line tech race is heating up, and that means travelers should prepare for some changes. While ideas such as virtual reality dining are fun, more fundamental innovations including facial recognition, easier activity reservations, and drink delivery should have a greater impact on the cruise experience.

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Bookings Bounced Back After Costliest Hurricane Season

Royal Caribbean Bookings Bounced Back After Costliest Hurricane Season

Hannah Sampson, Skift

After the costliest hurricane season in its history, Royal Caribbean Cruises still saw profits increase and exceeded its own expectations for the quarter. The business appeared to recover quickly, but we are curious to find out if travelers will be willing to book Caribbean cruises during the peak time for storms next year.

1 month ago

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise passengers are still taking the trips they had planned for this time of year in the Caribbean, despite recent storms. As operators seek to reassure travelers that the region is open for business, it's still unclear how demand for cruises next hurricane season will hold up.

2 months ago

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Associated Press

Tourists and many Puerto Ricans alike are desperate to get off of the island as U.S. relief efforts have been abysmal and shameful.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tourism will be crucial for the recovery of island nations devastated by recent hurricanes. The travel industry, across all sectors, needs to do its part to help in the recovery effort.

3 months ago

Key West Signals Slow Recovery With First Cruise Ship Arrival Since Hurricane Irma

Key West Signals Slow Recovery With First Cruise Ship Arrival Since Hurricane Irma

Associated Press

Many cruise ships are floating cities and the lines don't need to worry about repairing and restoring hotels, electricity, flights and running water after a major storm. The arrival is a good sign for Key West, but for the time being, the kind of experiences cruise passengers have onshore likely won't be the same as pre-Irma.

3 months ago

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Rachel La Corte and David Fischer, Associated Press

It's all about experiential travel, isn't it? And it certainly was on total solar eclipse day on the U.S. coasts and across its mid-section in towns and cities big and small. Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean seized the moment, creating something their passengers will talk about for years to come.

4 months ago

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

Hannah Sampson, Skift

An international dispute that forced itinerary changes for China-based cruises threw operators for a loop, but demand seems fundamentally intact. If tensions ease and South Korea reopens, will pricing return to high levels or have lower fares become the new normal?

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago