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Why the Cruise Industry Stands Out for Diversity in Its Leadership

Why the Cruise Industry Stands Out for Diversity in Its Leadership

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has embraced diversity in leadership and diversity in experiences for consumers in recent years. This bodes well for the industry as it continues a concerted effort to get more people to try cruising.

2 months ago

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Wall Street wasn't fond of what Carnival revealed about 2019 booking trends. Was the share price slump an overreaction?

2 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Princess Cruises Is Evolving With History in Mind

Skift Global Forum Preview: Princess Cruises Is Evolving With History in Mind

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Princess Cruises has a long history and widespread awareness, but the cruise line knows it can't rest on the past. President Jan Swartz talks about innovation, authenticity, and why diversity in leadership is good for business.

3 months ago

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Windstar Cruises Makes Experiential Luxury Travel a Core Focus

Windstar Cruises Makes Experiential Luxury Travel a Core Focus

Windstar Cruises + Skift

Luxury travelers today want experiences that are high-touch, authentic, and meaningful. Windstar Cruises, which offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Alaskan wilderness, is making experiences such as these a priority.

4 months ago

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

Relics from the Titanic make for a blockbuster exhibit, one that many people would travel to see. Hopefully those who acquire these pieces will be highly concerned with conservation as well.

3 months ago

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Cruise lines will hear from angry customers aboard ships being diverted away from the hurricane. But making smart safety decisions is never bad business.

3 months ago

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise lines roll out new ships, they're showing them off to more markets. Carnival's approach — spreading its newest capacity around to several different ports — gives it the opportunity to reach a wide swath of the U.S.

3 months ago

Hybrid Solutions for Cruise Ships Are Gaining Steam

Hybrid Solutions for Cruise Ships Are Gaining Steam

Áine Quinn, Bloomberg

It's good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions along the way.

4 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Wants Passengers to Keep Spending More at Sea

Norwegian Cruise Line Wants Passengers to Keep Spending More at Sea

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise lines keep loading their ships with things for passengers to buy — Starbucks latte and a game of laser tag, anyone? With consumers feeling confident, no one seems to mind spending money on extras. But if the economy takes a turn for the worse, will that change?

4 months ago

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Publicly traded cruise operators are the biggest players in the industry, but super-wealthy owners are finding ways to disrupt the status quo.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Seeing Its China Business Perk Up

Royal Caribbean Is Seeing Its China Business Perk Up

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not often these days that a cruise company singles out China as a highlight; the market has been too volatile. But for Royal Caribbean Cruises, China was one of several positive pieces that added up to an unexpectedly good quarter.

4 months ago

Cruise Lines Are Carving Out Exclusive Spaces for the Biggest Spenders

Cruise Lines Are Carving Out Exclusive Spaces for the Biggest Spenders

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

This ship-within-a-ship concept isn't new, but it does appear to be gaining in popularity. Sometimes cruise passengers want a ton of amenities, and sometimes — especially if they can afford it — they want a break from crowds and more personal service. It makes sense for big-ship lines to offer a hybrid.

4 months ago