MMGY cruise industry marketing data
Shifts in demographics, desired features drive cruise marketing strategies
By Mitra Sorrells | January 31, 2019
Data from MMGY Global points to growing interest in cruising among younger travelers and also a shift in features that influence purchase decisions. Read More
News | Online
A new era of personalization - for both travelers and suppliers
A new era of personalization - for both travelers and suppliers
By Benoit Jolin - Expedia Group  | January 29, 2019
The travel industry is entering an age of both traveler and supplier personalization - leveraging high-tech to deliver high-touch experiences. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Busting a billion-dollar digital myth for cruise lines
Busting a billion-dollar digital myth for cruise lines
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | January 28, 2019
Major cruise lines are undergoing unprecedented digital transformation, committing billions of dollars to the process. The same rules do not apply to every digital journey, so how can cruise lines win... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Cruise series part 4 digital marketing NCL
Inside cruise, part 4: The marketing mix
By Mitra Sorrells | January 28, 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line chief marketing officer Meg Lee shares her thoughts on social media, paid search, content curation and how emerging technologies can be used in cruise marketing. Read More
News | Online
Cruise series part 3 technology
Inside cruise, part 3: The technical transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2019
For the third in our series on cruise, we explore how cruise lines are using technology to improve the customer experience. Read More
News | Technology
CEO interview Dreamlines Felix Schneider
In The Big Chair - Felix Schneider of Dreamlines
By Mitra Sorrells | January 16, 2019
Dreamlines, with €107 million in funding over seven rounds, is the largest online travel agency for cruises that is based outside North America.  Read More
Interview | Online
Cruise series part 2 distribution
Inside cruise, part 2: Digging into distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | January 14, 2019
In the second part of our series on cruise, we analyze the sector's distribution model and future outlook. Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about being safe from disruption
QOTW: Something about being safe from disruption
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2019
Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation oversees a model that has worked for decades - yet it is not immune from the technology revolution that has impacted every other corner of the industry. Read More
News | Technology
CES 2019: Carnival's innovation chief on overused words and realistic goals in digital
CES 2019: Carnival's innovation chief on overused words and realistic goals in digital
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2019
A snapshot of views on innovation and disruption from Carnival Corporation's chief experience and innovation officer. Read More
News | Technology
CEO interview Carnival Arnold Donald
In The Big Chair - Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2019
Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, shares his thoughts on the cruise distribution landscape, how technology is improving the guest experience and advice on what makes a good leader. Read More
Interview | Technology
Inside cruise, part 1: Keys to the sector’s smooth sailing in the future
Inside cruise, part 1: Keys to the sector’s smooth sailing in the future
By Mitra Sorrells | January 7, 2019
In many ways, cruise is the outlier of the travel industry. While more travelers are turning to digital sources to book their travel – Phocuswright’s U.S. Online Travel Overview 2018 predicts online... Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 3, 2019
A mobile-ready booking engine to dynamically build cruise packages using individual flight schedules, transfer times and cruise departures. Read More
Interview | Technology
Increased ship production, environmentally friendly practices to shape cruise industry in 2019
Increased ship production, environmentally friendly practices to shape cruise industry in 2019
By Tom Stieghorst - Travel Weekly  | January 2, 2019
In 2019, nearly two dozen ships are scheduled to be delivered. Two types are more popular than others. Read More
News | Distribution