Celebrity Cruises Wades Into Political Waters With Its New Ad Campaign

Celebrity Cruises recognizes that fear is bad for travel — and doesn't seem worried about rocking the boat with a politically charged ad.

11 hours ago

Sitka, Alaska Is Banking on More Cruise Ships in 2017

It's great to see economic impact measured in bagels and bacon rather than T-shirts and bad jewelry.

1 day ago

China’s Cruise Boom Is Getting Some Homegrown Ships

China's cruise market is still in its early days, but the world's biggest industry players are trying to help it mature fast.

2 days ago

MSC Is Adding One More Ship to the Crowded China Market

Global cruise lines have been feeling the pressure on pricing as more competitors enter China. Still, MSC Cruises is betting that the market will be ready for a second ship from the line in 2018.

6 days ago

Carnival Corp. Is Producing TV Shows That Star Its Own Ships

Carnival Corporation is putting a lot of effort into getting its cruise ships, destinations, and shore activities in front of a massive audience. Smart travelers will realize they're seeing a highly produced, promotional version of a cruise experience.

1 week ago

Another Boat Heads to the Mississippi as Americans Get Curious About U.S. River Cruising

River cruising in the United States is growing slowly, but we expect to see this segment continue to gain popularity — especially with travelers who are fond of the close-to-land experience but don't want to travel overseas.

2 weeks ago

Cruise Ship Sailing the Northwest Passage Is Sign of Extinction Tourism

A dubious first that should be a sign of worry, not of celebration.

2 weeks ago

Fathom Adds More Cuba Sailings, Cuts Back on Dominican Republic

The concept of a cruise to Cuba — even one without typical beach-day shore excursions — is easier to communicate than a social impact trip to the Dominican Republic. Even though voluntourism was the original goal of Fathom, we're not surprised that the cruise line is making the business decision to cater to the highest demand.

2 weeks ago

Carnival Corp. Is Adding Three More Ships, All of Them Huge

It looks like Carnival Corp. has found a ship type it likes. Including the order announced Tuesday, the cruise company is adding seven 5,200-passenger megaships that are powered by liquefied natural gas across four brands.

3 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Carnival CEO on Bringing American Business to Cuba

As Carnival's experience shows, doing business in Cuba as an American company is complicated — especially in these early days while relations are normalizing but the embargo remains in place. Travel companies catering to U.S. citizens need to be flexible, detail-focused, and patient.

3 weeks ago

Private Equity Firms May Be Looking to Buy Cruise Operator Hurtigruten

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.

1 month ago

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.

1 month ago