Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings keeps trying new ways to get higher-spending passengers on board. Quarterly results show the efforts are working so far.

7 days ago

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages is intent on setting itself apart, and its food choices do stand out: no buffet, no main dining room, no restaurants with an extra charge. Execution will be key.

1 week ago

Carnival Will Launch Its Next Phase of China Growth in 2019

Carnival Will Launch Its Next Phase of China Growth in 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While some cruise lines are pulling back on their presence in China, Carnival Corp. is moving forward with its long-planned joint venture with local partners. Will domestic travelers flock to a homegrown brand?

1 week ago

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How Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation are Creating Next-Level Culinary Experiences at Sea

How Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation are Creating Next-Level Culinary Experiences at Sea

Windstar Cruises + Skift

Memorable food and beverages are now an integral part of any trip, and cruises are no exception. Windstar Cruises’ partnership with the James Beard Foundation shows how exceptional culinary offerings can elevate an overall experience for today’s passenger.

1 month ago

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has been talking about visiting Cuba for three years now, so this announcement is no surprise. But will the destination still be as popular in 2020 as it is now?

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Hopes New Tech Will Turn Into New Revenue

Royal Caribbean Hopes New Tech Will Turn Into New Revenue

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean is investing left and right in technology, new ships, new features on land, and even an entirely new brand. That means costs are up, but the company expects to see those investments pay off.

3 weeks ago

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

Hannah Sampson, Skift

MSC Cruises is already spending billions on big ships, so why not add a few luxury vessels to the mix? The cruise operator has a built-in customer base, but the trick will be to offer a product that gets those passengers to pay more for the high-end experience.

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean Cruises wants to be a bigger player in the luxury and expedition cruise space. One surefire way to do that, now that it owns a majority stake in Silversea: build more ships.

1 month ago

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line wants to deliver good beer and fun experiences to its passengers. That's where the brewmaster comes in.

1 month ago

Why the Cruise Industry Stands Out for Diversity in Its Leadership

Why the Cruise Industry Stands Out for Diversity in Its Leadership

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has embraced diversity in leadership and diversity in experiences for consumers in recent years. This bodes well for the industry as it continues a concerted effort to get more people to try cruising.

2 months ago

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Wall Street wasn't fond of what Carnival revealed about 2019 booking trends. Was the share price slump an overreaction?

2 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Princess Cruises Is Evolving With History in Mind

Skift Global Forum Preview: Princess Cruises Is Evolving With History in Mind

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Princess Cruises has a long history and widespread awareness, but the cruise line knows it can't rest on the past. President Jan Swartz talks about innovation, authenticity, and why diversity in leadership is good for business.

2 months ago