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Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We're a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

2 weeks ago

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

Sean O'Neill, Skift

SeaWorld's challenges have not gone away. But it enjoys several advantages over its theme park rivals, such as having marine-themed parks, which are a rare and distinctive product. Its new CEO is rightly focused on investing for growth while finding operational efficiencies.

3 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Private islands are nothing new for cruising, but more compelling and varied shore excursions are certainly a smart move as passengers become more interested in experiences.

3 weeks ago

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Windstar Eyes the Future of Cruising With a Major Renovation Project

Windstar Eyes the Future of Cruising With a Major Renovation Project

Windstar Cruises + Skift

Travel providers need to step up the experiences they offer to compete in an increasingly crowded market –– and those in the cruise sector are no exception. With the recent announcement that it’s overhauling three of its ships, Windstar Cruises is one example of a cruise brand that realizes this.

5 months ago

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Isaac Carey, Skift

It looks like 2019 is setting up to be Royal Caribbean's year. The cruise company seemed almost baffled by how good its results were, with revenue increasing across the board.

3 weeks ago

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

Philippines’ Boracay shows a good example of how to regulate potential overcrowding by cruise ships. The idea to offer alternative ports of call is smart, as it promotes new destinations and spreads tourism benefits to other places.

1 month ago

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise operators go where they see demand, and Alaska has been a hot market for a while now. Will the introduction of more and bigger ships change that dynamic?

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Luxury travelers are demanding new experiences, and cruise lines that cater to the market are trying to deliver. Roberto Martinoli will speak about that shift and more at Skift Forum Europe later this month.

1 month ago

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It makes sense to try to elevate the voices of people who benefit from the cruise industry, especially if they aren’t directly employed by cruise lines. But this is still a public relations push and should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt.

1 month ago

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It was refreshing to hear some honest talk about parts of the cruise industry where there is room for improvement. More, please.

1 month ago

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor is smart to try to tap the ad budgets of cruise lines and online travel agencies with a relevant new price-comparison search tool. But many first-time cruisers may feel too overwhelmed by all of the review content given all of the complexity in booking a cruise.

2 months ago