Cruise


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the cruise sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on cruise operators, ships and their use of technology.

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10 learnings from 10 months of seismic changes in the travel industry
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | October 12, 2020
Travel industry executives give their views on recovery in the travel industry at WebInTravel's TravelZero.0 event. Read More
News | Online
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Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 steps to reduce COVID-19 risk on cruise ships
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2020
Specialists say a focus on testing, the use of face coverings, enhanced sanitation and other measures can mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 on cruise ships. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Jeff Katz has plenty to say about his new comrade Cory Garner but, as many will know, the Orbitz founder and former-airline exec always has a range of views on many other aspects of the industry. Read More
News | Technology
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Touchless tech: Cruise lines adapt to prepare for a healthy return to sailing
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2020
While cruising remains on hold for many lines, companies are finding news ways to add contactless solutions into the guest experience to minimize risk in the future. Read More
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VIDEO: HalalBooking - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: HalalBooking - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Millions of halal-conscious families search hotels by halal food, no alcohol, as well as pool, beach or spa for ladies' or family use. Read More
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Carnival is latest travel brand hit with ransomware attack
By Mitra Sorrells | August 18, 2020
The world's largest cruise operator is investigating an attack that accessed both guest and employee data.   Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Rohit Talwar, CEO at Fast Future, one of the world's leading organizations looking at the fields of futures and foresight. Read More
News | Technology
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Virtual connections: Building relationships with travelers to generate future demand
By Chris Blaine - Sojern | August 6, 2020
In a COVID-19 world, social media is not only an inexpensive way to reach large numbers of people, but a powerful opportunity to engage with potential customers and influence them to choose your... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Will “trips to nowhere” become a short-term solution for travel-hungry consumers?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 6, 2020
Several airlines in Asia and cruise lines in Europe are offering trips that start and end from the same point, with no stops in between. Read More
News | Online
REPORT: How data partnerships can speed up recovery
REPORT: How data partnerships can speed up recovery
By Marisa Garcia | August 3, 2020
As travelers begin to once again pack their bags, it's not only necessary to keep them informed an safe, but also to know more about them and to keep them engaged through relevance and personalization... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
InPhocus, episode 17 - Destinations, it's over to you now
InPhocus, episode 17 - Destinations, it's over to you now
By PhocusWire | July 10, 2020
With the Destination X series now paused as the industry attempts to get back on its feet (AKA "recovery mode"), we wanted to reflect with its producer Doug Lansky on how the series had been received... Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Andrea Kates of Futureproofing:Next
By PhocusWire | July 6, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Andrea Kates, managing director at Futureproofing: Next, a U.S.-based community for corporate innovation. Read More
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Travel spending in the U.S. ticks up, led by alternative lodging
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2020
Cardlytics, a platform that says it has insight into half of all U.S. card swipes, says travel spending is rebounding after bottoming out in April. Read More
News | Online
McKinsey: Consumers to travel less in short- and long-term, vaccine vital to flying again
McKinsey: Consumers to travel less in short- and long-term, vaccine vital to flying again
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2020
McKinsey's latest weekly survey of U.S. consumers finds travel behind other categories as far as intent to spend now and in the future. Read More
News | Online
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 19, 2020
How to reopen for tourism after the coronavirus outbreak is tricky, with concerns around social distancing - to name just one element - added to an existing visitor strategy. Read More
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