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Skift Global Forum Preview: Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Says Sustainability Is ‘Job One’

Skift Global Forum Preview: Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Says Sustainability Is ‘Job One’

Rosie Spinks, Skift

When it comes to cruising's responsibility to the world, the cruise industry has obligations that span land, air, and sea. Fortunately CEO Arnold Donald seems to recognize the scale of the challenge.

1 day ago

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Venice's struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind.

4 days ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line's outlook remains bright, despite the industrywide challenge of the Cuba ban in early June.

2 weeks ago

Genting’s Dream Cruises Leadership Change Won’t Rock the Boat

Genting’s Dream Cruises Leadership Change Won’t Rock the Boat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Thatcher Brown has done a lot for Dream Cruises, and the last thing Genting wants to do at this time is appoint a successor who will make waves. Michael Goh is a perfect fit.

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The debut of a new private island is helping Royal Caribbean raise pricing on shorter itineraries. If China returns as a major market as well, 2020 could be a strong year for the cruise line.

4 weeks ago

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Carnival has been talking about the Ocean Medallion for a while now. Expect the technology to be deployed on more ships soon, with new improvements to guest experience in the process.

2 months ago

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruise ships are giant floating hotels with shopping malls and casinos inside. The industry has made progress on sustainability, but much more needs to be done as consumer habits shift toward more sustainable vacation options.

2 months ago

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

After a whopping 20 percent drop in second quarter earnings, Carnival is facing the realization that while itineraries to Cuba might have warranted higher-priced tickets, the political volatility of the Trump administration means they were not a safe bet.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean’s Vision for Data-Driven Cruising Is Almost Here

Royal Caribbean’s Vision for Data-Driven Cruising Is Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For all the talk of using bracelets and smartphones to improve the cruise experience, more needs to be done to improve internal processes and make cruising more sustainable.

2 months ago

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has historically benefitted from a consumer base that is broadly forgiving of its environmental missteps. But times are changing.

2 months ago

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has lagged behind other sectors of travel when it comes to digitization and personalization. A new wave of technology, though, is creating a more seamless experience for cruisers around the world.

3 months ago

Carnival Pays $20 Million Penalty Because Its Ships Continue to Pollute

Carnival Pays $20 Million Penalty Because Its Ships Continue to Pollute

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The cruise industry is notoriously difficult to regulate, which is perhaps why seeing Carnival's top executives plead "guilty" before a judge is so striking. The question is: Will this spectacle actually provoke a change in their practices?

3 months ago