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Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A lack of port infrastructure has always been a key issue in developing Asia as the next cruise playground. Singapore can't do it alone, because cruising is regional. Global Ports' investment and expertise to regenerate ports and local towns is much needed.

3 days ago

Cruise Lines Are Expanding Ships by Stretching Them: Here’s How

Cruise Lines Are Expanding Ships by Stretching Them: Here’s How

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

First you cut them in half. Then you add a prefab midsection — voila! An expanded ship. It costs nearly three times less than building a new ship, and takes only a few months to complete. Talk about stretching it.

7 days ago

The New and Outgoing Norwegian Cruise CEOs Talk Industry Challenges and Opportunities

The New and Outgoing Norwegian Cruise CEOs Talk Industry Challenges and Opportunities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Global cruise lines are growing fast, turning ships into theme parks and dining destinations. The simplicity of cruising remains a strong draw for consumers despite sustainability concerns.

3 weeks ago

The Arctic Is the New Hot Spot for Luxury Cruises

The Arctic Is the New Hot Spot for Luxury Cruises

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Wealthy people are spending thousands of dollars to take cruise ships into the Arctic. In so doing, they're advancing climate change as they rush to see the region before it melts.

3 weeks ago

Carnival Adds to Its Compliance Team as Scrutiny Builds

Carnival Adds to Its Compliance Team as Scrutiny Builds

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's good to see Carnival building out its ethics and compliance team. Given the cruise company's recent history, these new hires certainly have their work cut out for them.

4 weeks ago

Cruise Chairman Deflects Concerns Over Industry’s Environmental Threats as ‘Fake News’

Cruise Chairman Deflects Concerns Over Industry’s Environmental Threats as ‘Fake News’

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It makes sense that a longtime leader of a cruise company would give lip service to sustainability. To say consumer concerns about the sector's sustainability are fake, however, risks alienating customers at a pivotal moment for the sector.

1 month ago

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone — even cruise line executives — agrees that the air pollution the industry generates needs to be reduced. But a closer look at how cruise ships are regulated leaves little confidence that a new global standard to reduce disease-causing sulfur emissions can be adequately enforced.

1 month ago

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Hard to imagine the Philippines can now take in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ biggest ship in Asia, the Spectrum. But it's easy to think of the impact on the little region called Ilocos when the ship docks at its new port Salomague. Cautions about the environment aren't overblown.

2 months ago

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival Corp. may now make a point of trumpeting its sustainability efforts, but it's worth remembering that it's on environmental probation for a reason.

2 months ago

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Just because it does not fly does not mean the cruise industry has no carbon footprint. Climate-conscious consumers are noticing that on newer mega-ships they will have a higher carbon footprint at sea than they would on land. Cruise shaming will come.

2 months ago

Saga Plays Long Game in Search for Cruise Nirvana

Saga Plays Long Game in Search for Cruise Nirvana

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Saga is making a big bet on cruising with its new ships and will be hoping that Brexit doesn't scupper its plans.

3 months ago

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A little bit of cognitive dissonance going on here​?​ ​Carnival CEO Arnold Donald ​talked up the cruise line's obligation to its customers while explaining away a $20 million penalty it paid with the U.S. government for secret illegal pollution.

3 months ago