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Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock and Tourist Boat in Crowded Venice Canal

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock and Tourist Boat in Crowded Venice Canal

Cain Burdeau and Luca Bruno, Bloomberg

The high summer season for travel is underway, and the warning signs of overtourism are coming fast and furious. Just days after a river cruise ship collided with another in Hungary's capital, causing fatalities, a cruise ship rammed into a dock and a riverboat in Venice. The need for popular destinations to devise better ways to manage adverse effects of tourism grows ever urgent.

3 months ago

Genting Builds Cruise Fleet With Ambitions Beyond Asian Waters

Genting Builds Cruise Fleet With Ambitions Beyond Asian Waters

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Genting unlocked Asia's cruise market 25 years ago. It would be a shame if it does not get a chunk of what's now a significant source of tourism revenue. The company is making all the right moves, including plans to go global. Asians are always seeking new products and new places.

3 months ago

River Cruise Ships Collide in Fatal Danube Accident

River Cruise Ships Collide in Fatal Danube Accident

Jihye Lee and Zoltan Simon, Bloomberg

3 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We're a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

4 months ago

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

Sean O'Neill, Skift

SeaWorld's challenges have not gone away. But it enjoys several advantages over its theme park rivals, such as having marine-themed parks, which are a rare and distinctive product. Its new CEO is rightly focused on investing for growth while finding operational efficiencies.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Royal Caribbean Experiments With Pricey Island Activities

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Private islands are nothing new for cruising, but more compelling and varied shore excursions are certainly a smart move as passengers become more interested in experiences.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Isaac Carey, Skift

It looks like 2019 is setting up to be Royal Caribbean's year. The cruise company seemed almost baffled by how good its results were, with revenue increasing across the board.

4 months ago

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

Philippines’ Boracay shows a good example of how to regulate potential overcrowding by cruise ships. The idea to offer alternative ports of call is smart, as it promotes new destinations and spreads tourism benefits to other places.

4 months ago

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise operators go where they see demand, and Alaska has been a hot market for a while now. Will the introduction of more and bigger ships change that dynamic?

4 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Luxury travelers are demanding new experiences, and cruise lines that cater to the market are trying to deliver. Roberto Martinoli will speak about that shift and more at Skift Forum Europe later this month.

4 months ago

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It makes sense to try to elevate the voices of people who benefit from the cruise industry, especially if they aren’t directly employed by cruise lines. But this is still a public relations push and should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt.

4 months ago

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It was refreshing to hear some honest talk about parts of the cruise industry where there is room for improvement. More, please.

5 months ago