Cruises

Latest Royal Caribbean Sustainability Report Shows Slow Rate of Progress in Cruising

Latest Royal Caribbean Sustainability Report Shows Slow Rate of Progress in Cruising

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Royal Caribbean is hoping to accomplish major progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste by a self-imposed 2020 deadline. The problem is that the cruise giant fell short of its 2015 goals, and faces an uphill battle to reach its ambitious goals for the future.

4 weeks ago

Carnival Corp. Beats Analysts Expectations in Q4

Carnival Corp. Beats Analysts Expectations in Q4

Associated Press

Carnival Corp. has succeeded in generating incremental demand from consumers so it is entering 2017 with the ability to offer higher cruise fares.

4 weeks ago

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is generally very good at getting passengers to fill all their ships, especially new ones with the latest bells and whistles. Executives have also been trying to get those passengers to pay more for their trips, which is sometimes a struggle.

1 month ago

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Suddenly, Havana is popping up all over Caribbean itineraries for next year. We expect to see still more cruise lines announce plans for the city — and, eventually, other sites in Cuba.

1 month ago

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

1 month ago

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Susan Heavey, Reuters

Cruise lines talk a lot these days about their efforts to be more friendly to the environment. This criminal case involving Princess Cruises shows that lip service is meaningless without action.

2 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. tried something new with Fathom that just didn't catch on. But the cruise company was able to leverage the line to move into Cuba before its rivals, which is no small feat.

2 months ago

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Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

SkiftX + Skift

In a world as uncertain as today, social impact travel movements are more necessary than ever. During Skift Global Forum 2016, Fathom President Tara Russell delved into the importance of creating experiences for travelers that center around the social interactions.

2 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of the world's largest cruise ship company believes this is the "golden age of cruising." Listen in to see why.

2 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Saw Better Profits Than Expected in the Third Quarter

Norwegian Cruise Line Saw Better Profits Than Expected in the Third Quarter

Associated Press

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had a tough time in the Mediterranean this year, so bringing in higher-than-expected profits is good news. The cruise company is hoping for a better European season in 2017.

2 months ago

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

John Sharp, Associated Press

Carnival Cruise Line had trouble raising pricing out of Mobile, Alabama five years ago so it left. The city has helped Carnival several times over the last few years during various crises but nothing's assured regarding whether the cruise line is actually back for the long term.

2 months ago

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Jason Clampet, Skift

The cruise industry's dominant message for 2016 and the next decade: Only the long view will win.

2 months ago