Hurtigruten is not known for flashy ships or onboard innovations. But the Norway-based operator sails itineraries that have proven popular, especially as the Mediterranean has been struggling in recent months.
Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.
How great is the appetite among Chinese travelers for cruise vacations? International cruise operators think they've only just started testing the waters and demand will continue to grow.
It's nice to see an industry-leading company take a forward-looking approach to sustainability, both in terms of the environment and its effect on destinations around the world. For the time being, cruise ships are still big polluters.
As MSC Cruises prepares for growth (that it hopes will be explosive) over the next 10 years, we expect to see many more strategic changes.
While the tone has changed this year in conversations about China — lower prices will do that — executives say they still believe in the market for the long term.
Cruise line executives trumpet the benefits of global deployment: When one part of the world is having trouble, other regions tend to improve. Unfortunately for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the biggest markets are struggling at the same time.
Slumping demand for Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, as well as discounting, took a chunk out of Norwegian Cruise Line's profit in the second quarter.
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.
Crystal Cruises, which has been on a spending spree since it was acquired last year, finally found something it won't buy.