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New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Hard to imagine the Philippines can now take in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ biggest ship in Asia, the Spectrum. But it's easy to think of the impact on the little region called Ilocos when the ship docks at its new port Salomague. Cautions about the environment aren't overblown.

7 days ago

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival Corp. may now make a point of trumpeting its sustainability efforts, but it's worth remembering that it's on environmental probation for a reason.

2 weeks ago

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Just because it does not fly does not mean the cruise industry has no carbon footprint. Climate-conscious consumers are noticing that on newer mega-ships they will have a higher carbon footprint at sea than they would on land. Cruise shaming will come.

2 weeks ago

Saga Plays Long Game in Search for Cruise Nirvana

Saga Plays Long Game in Search for Cruise Nirvana

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Saga is making a big bet on cruising with its new ships and will be hoping that Brexit doesn't scupper its plans.

3 weeks ago

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A little bit of cognitive dissonance going on here​?​ ​Carnival CEO Arnold Donald ​talked up the cruise line's obligation to its customers while explaining away a $20 million penalty it paid with the U.S. government for secret illegal pollution.

4 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Says Sustainability Is ‘Job One’

Skift Global Forum Preview: Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Says Sustainability Is ‘Job One’

Rosie Spinks, Skift

When it comes to cruising's responsibility to the world, the cruise industry has obligations that span land, air, and sea. Fortunately CEO Arnold Donald seems to recognize the scale of the challenge.

2 months ago

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Venice's struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind.

2 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line's outlook remains bright, despite the industrywide challenge of the Cuba ban in early June.

2 months ago

Genting’s Dream Cruises Leadership Change Won’t Rock the Boat

Genting’s Dream Cruises Leadership Change Won’t Rock the Boat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Thatcher Brown has done a lot for Dream Cruises, and the last thing Genting wants to do at this time is appoint a successor who will make waves. Michael Goh is a perfect fit.

3 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.

3 months ago

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Carnival has been talking about the Ocean Medallion for a while now. Expect the technology to be deployed on more ships soon, with new improvements to guest experience in the process.

4 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.

4 months ago