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New MSC Cruises Order Means More Megaships Are Coming

The news from MSC Cruises shows that cruise lines aren't shrinking their ambitions — or the size of ship orders — as they plan far into the future.

Skift CMO Interviews: How Lindblad Expeditions Reaches a Niche Audience

Lindblad Expeditions is trying to reach affluent, active travelers with plenty of time to spend exploring as the company embarks on a five-year growth plan.

Why Celebrity Cruises Turned to Airbnb for Its New CMO

The CEO of Celebrity Cruises has said she wants the cruise line's marketing to stand out from the rest of the industry. Hiring an outsider — from Airbnb no less — shows how serious she was.

Royal Caribbean Wants to Ride the Boaty McBoatface Wave

We don't see a variation of Boaty McBoatface on the horizon for any Royal Caribbean ships, but the April 1 announcement did generate some attention — which was, of course, the whole point.

Carnival Wants More Ships in China, Even as Prices Slump

Carnival Corp. and competitors are looking at long-term potential rather than short-term pricing pressure in China.

Carnival Corp. First Quarter Profits Exceed Wall Street Expectations

Carnival Corp.'s stock has been declining all year but the first quarter numbers gave it a boost.

What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers

There are a lot of reasons why river cruising is so much popular across the pond than it is here, but operators in the U.S. are hoping new itineraries and lower prices will entice more cruisers to sail domestically.

Royal Caribbean Doesn’t Expect a Big Impact from Brussels Attack

Travel to regions affected by terror might face a difficult recovery, but that fear doesn't seem to spill over to most major cruise line destinations.

After Brussels Attacks U.S. Will Tighten Security at Airports and Transit Points

Our airports and other transit points would already be safer if leaders didn't rely on poorly paid employees with little job security.

Carnival Corp. Gets the Green Light From the Cuban Government for Cruises

With approval from the Cuban government in hand, Carnival Corp. will become the first cruise company in more than 50 years to operate sailings between the U.S. and Cuba. It certainly won't be the last.