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Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

5 months ago

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor is smart to try to tap the ad budgets of cruise lines and online travel agencies with a relevant new price-comparison search tool. But many first-time cruisers may feel too overwhelmed by all of the review content given all of the complexity in booking a cruise.

5 months ago

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Jamie Beckman, Jing Travel

Costa is going all out to make sure passengers in China have the right shopping opportunities on its new ship. Will high-end onboard retail make the market more lucrative for the operator?

5 months ago

Viking Sky Rescue Doesn’t Appear to Be Hurting Cruise Demand

Viking Sky Rescue Doesn’t Appear to Be Hurting Cruise Demand

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Cruise customers, who are shrugging off the recent Viking Sky dramas, seem to be a hardy bunch. Advisors have been spared a flood of cancellations, and it looks like business as usual for cruising.

6 months ago

Carnival’s Europe Business Is Running Into Brexit Uncertainty

Carnival’s Europe Business Is Running Into Brexit Uncertainty

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Carnival Corp.’s global reach can be a double-edged sword: The company isn’t dependent on just one market to fill its ships, but it’s also exposed to instability in wide swaths of the world.

6 months ago

Viking Sky Evacuation Ends as Cruise Ship Heads to Port With 894 on Board

Viking Sky Evacuation Ends as Cruise Ship Heads to Port With 894 on Board

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not unusual for cruise ships to run into bad weather, but such a large evacuation is rare. Passengers are praising crew, as they often do following an emergency, but Viking needs to provide answers about why the ship ended up in the path of the storm and what happened to the engines.

6 months ago

Viking Sky Cruise Passengers Being Airlifted off Ship in Treacherous Rescue Conditions

6 months ago

Carnival Boosts Star Power Strategy With Emeril Restaurant

Carnival Boosts Star Power Strategy With Emeril Restaurant

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line is launching its biggest ship next year, so it makes sense the operator is looking to raise the bar with a well-known name in dining. It's an approach the line has embraced in recent years.

6 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Boss Zeroes In on Higher Prices

Norwegian Cruise Boss Zeroes In on Higher Prices

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio has been preaching the gospel of higher prices for years now — and practicing what he preaches. For now, it looks like passengers are willing to keep paying up.

7 months ago

Virgin Voyages Wants Cruisers to Pay a Premium (and Like It)

Virgin Voyages Wants Cruisers to Pay a Premium (and Like It)

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has set its prices much higher than a typical Caribbean cruise, but the operator is including more perks in the price — and insists it will be anything but typical. Will fans of the brand pony up?

7 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Getting Chinese Cruisers Out of China

Royal Caribbean Is Getting Chinese Cruisers Out of China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean has spent more than a decade in China building a reputation and customer base. Now that work appears to be paying off in a global way.

8 months ago

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cunard is striking an interesting balance between old-school, traditional luxury and fast-paced, data-driven, adaptive hospitality on its longer journeys across the sea. As competition heats up, the line needs to make a compelling sell to attract a younger audience. But a few currents and trends are colliding that just might make this possible.

8 months ago