Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Like other cruise lines, Norwegian is thinking far into the future when it comes to China. Will the fledgling market keep up with the supply growth?

3 days ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line still has three extra-large ships on the way, but it looks like the company's future fleet is being designed for flexibility.

1 week ago

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

With Carnival Cruise Line now in the mix, all the major mass-market cruise lines now have Cuba on the horizon. The question now is how travelers will respond.

2 weeks ago

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth in Southeast Asia, but sustainability has to be in the forefront of development efforts.

2 weeks ago

Holland America Line Is Bringing Oprah-Inspired Activities Onboard

Holland America Line Is Bringing Oprah-Inspired Activities Onboard

Associated Press

This partnership with Oprah Winfrey's magazine may put Holland America Line in front of new audiences, and add some attractive onboard programming. But Oprah herself will only be around for part of one Alaska cruise.

2 weeks ago

Azamara Wants Cruise Passengers to Get More out of Land

Azamara Wants Cruise Passengers to Get More out of Land

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Azamara's focus on the shore is serving the company well, but at some point its 17-year-old ships will be ready to retire. What does the future hold for this brand, especially as travel companies around the globe try to deliver authentic local experiences?

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean CEO Says Signs Point to a ‘Sensational Year’

Royal Caribbean CEO Says Signs Point to a ‘Sensational Year’

Hannah Sampson, Skift

There's a lot of year left, but Royal Caribbean executives must be feeling pretty confident to use a word like "sensational." We'll see if reality lives up to the high hopes.

4 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It takes patience and methodical planning to build a new market — and the cruise industry seems to be settling into China until that’s done, with whatever tweaks are necessary along the way.

1 month ago

The Short Life of Fathom Shows Cruisers Mostly Just Want to Cruise

The Short Life of Fathom Shows Cruisers Mostly Just Want to Cruise

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As Fathom prepares to enter its new chapter, the brand needs to clearly identify its mission and experience to connect with the right travelers. If "social impact" wasn't a clear enough description, will "participatory" do the job?

1 month ago

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

Jim Salter, Associated Press

They may get the boat cruising again. But then they need to get decent ports to stop at along the river.

1 month ago

All Leisure Group’s Failure Hints at Brexit Upheaval to Come

All Leisure Group’s Failure Hints at Brexit Upheaval to Come

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While Brexit shouldn't take all the blame for the demise of All Leisure Group, it seems to have played a part. So far the UK economy has confounded economists' expectations but this state of affairs is unlikely to last forever.

1 month ago

Carnival’s Wearable Tech Program — Digital Marketing News This Week

Carnival’s Wearable Tech Program — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Wearable technology offers plenty of upsides for travel brands. But it also involves lots of complex, behind-the-scenes moving pieces to make it run smoothly. Assuming they can pull off the logistics, Carnival's Ocean Medallion program seems like a good move both for passengers and the company's bottom line.

2 months ago