Royal Caribbean looks beyond carnival, Norwegian

While it’s easy to see the major cruise lines battling each other for dollars spent by customers wanting to cruise, that’s not how Royal Caribbean (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group Report CEO Jason Liberty watches the market. Certainly, the segment of people who already like to cruise could choose between Liberty’s company or … Read more

Carnival Unveils Surprise Response to Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay

You can’t watch TV without seeing ads for Royal Caribbean (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group Report. The cruise line has been one of the top travel brands on TV. Many of these ads feature images of CocoCay, the company reinvented private island in the Bahamas. The island has completely changed the game of … Read more

Carnival Cruise Line adds an all-inclusive offer

At first glance, cruises look like an all-inclusive vacation. The reality is that although some cruise lines offer all-inclusive packages (Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – Get the report from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. notably), Royal Caribbean International (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group Report and Carnival Cruise Lines (CCA) – Get the Carnival … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

How crowded will my cruise be? Royal Caribbean Answers

Before the pandemic, cruise ships routinely sailed at 100% capacity or more. This is because full capacity is based on double occupancy and some rooms can accommodate more than two passengers. Ships operated by Royal Caribbean (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group ReportCarnival Cruise Lines (CCA) – Get the Carnival Corporation reportand Norwegian Cruise … Read more

Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines Get good news

Major cruise lines that operate from ports in the United States operate under foreign flags. This is largely to avoid US labor laws, as US rules would require minimum wages, certain working conditions and other things that would make operating economics a major challenge for Carnival Cruise Lines. (CCA) – Get the Carnival Corporation reportRoyal … Read more

Do I have to participate alone in a group visit?

Everyone told me not to travel alone during a pandemic. Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance covers. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country whose language I don’t speak. Administrative matters – such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations – would be burdensome for … Read more

Americans consider Asian countries safer to travel than 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers rate many Asian countries as safer travel destinations than four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam moved up in the annual safety rankings released by travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. The 2022 “State of Travel Insurance Report” survey also showed that some … Read more