Articles tagged “royal caribbean”

Behind-the-Scenes Tales From the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

Behind-the-Scenes Tales From the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

Brandon Presser, Bloomberg

Cruise passengers are likely not aware of everything that goes on behind the scenes on a giant cruise ship — or why they suddenly might crave a coffee while on board. This story gives an entertaining look behind the curtain.

3 weeks ago

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Most of the world's largest cruise lines have new tonnage to show off this year. To fill those ships, the industry needs to convince land-loving travelers to consider the sea instead.

3 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Execs Feel ‘Pretty Good’ About Key Caribbean Market

Royal Caribbean Execs Feel ‘Pretty Good’ About Key Caribbean Market

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean Cruises has new ships coming into the crowded Caribbean market this year, so it's no surprise the company has a positive outlook for the year. But we still wonder how eager cruise passengers will be to sail in the region this hurricane season given the disruption caused by storms in 2017.

4 weeks ago

Cruise Lines Will Keep Trying to Get Your Attention in 2018

Cruise Lines Will Keep Trying to Get Your Attention in 2018

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

It's not enough anymore to launch the kind of ship that everyone has seen before. Cruise operators need to constantly find new ways to outdo themselves — and each other.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean Cruisers Were On Board Mexico Tour Bus That Flipped, Killing 12 People

Royal Caribbean Cruisers Were On Board Mexico Tour Bus That Flipped, Killing 12 People

Associated Press

2 months ago

Video: Royal Caribbean CEO on Building Smarter Ships

Video: Royal Caribbean CEO on Building Smarter Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As cruise ships grow in size, the need for innovation in onboard activities and experiences has grown in tandem. Companies like Royal Caribbean Cruises have led the way, but there is still a long way to go until megaship cruises shed their image as a low-brow vacation.

2 months ago

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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 months ago