Quantcast

Cruises

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

4 hours ago

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Susan Heavey, Reuters

Cruise lines talk a lot these days about their efforts to be more friendly to the environment. This criminal case involving Princess Cruises shows that lip service is meaningless without action.

7 days ago

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. tried something new with Fathom that just didn't catch on. But the cruise company was able to leverage the line to move into Cuba before its rivals, which is no small feat.

2 weeks ago

Sponsored
Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

SkiftX + Skift

In a world as uncertain as today, social impact travel movements are more necessary than ever. During Skift Global Forum 2016, Fathom President Tara Russell delved into the importance of creating experiences for travelers that center around the social interactions.

3 weeks ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of the world's largest cruise ship company believes this is the "golden age of cruising." Listen in to see why.

3 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Saw Better Profits Than Expected in the Third Quarter

Norwegian Cruise Line Saw Better Profits Than Expected in the Third Quarter

Associated Press

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had a tough time in the Mediterranean this year, so bringing in higher-than-expected profits is good news. The cruise company is hoping for a better European season in 2017.

4 weeks ago

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

John Sharp, Associated Press

Carnival Cruise Line had trouble raising pricing out of Mobile, Alabama five years ago so it left. The city has helped Carnival several times over the last few years during various crises but nothing's assured regarding whether the cruise line is actually back for the long term.

4 weeks ago

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Jason Clampet, Skift

The cruise industry's dominant message for 2016 and the next decade: Only the long view will win.

1 month ago

Fathom Is Expanding Its Volunteer Activities to Other Carnival Lines

Fathom Is Expanding Its Volunteer Activities to Other Carnival Lines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This will likely appeal to some cruisers who want to do more on land than take a tour or hang out at the beach. But we have to wonder how this will play out for Fathom's bookings. Will travelers who want to volunteer sidestep a full week on Fathom and just book a one-day excursion on another line?

1 month ago

Royal Caribbean Thinks It Has the Secret to Getting Newcomers on Board

Royal Caribbean Thinks It Has the Secret to Getting Newcomers on Board

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean reported a lot of promising news Friday, and investors were glad to hear it. Is it too soon to think the worst of this year's cruise woes are in the past?

1 month ago

Royal Caribbean Earnings Beat Expectations for the Third Quarter

Royal Caribbean Earnings Beat Expectations for the Third Quarter

Associated Press

The results are a little bit of a mixed bag with lower-than-expected revenues, but maybe the good news on earnings per share will help buoy the company's stock price.

1 month ago

Video: Carnival Corp. CEO on Winning Over the Non-Cruisers

Video: Carnival Corp. CEO on Winning Over the Non-Cruisers

Jason Clampet, Skift

We were happy to begin this year's Forum with a conversation with Donald, and we're happy to argue (or agree) with him any time about the future of travel.

2 months ago