More lines are betting on adventure cruises

A rendering of one of Crystal’s forthcoming river yachts, which will feature excursions such as “flightseeing” tours on helicopters. They may not be evolving into all-out expedition cruises, but just like their oceangoing cousins, river cruises are being infused with a greater sense of adventure. From more demanding activities in Europe, to more exotic destinationsContinue reading “More lines are betting on adventure cruises”

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Carnival Corp.’s profit skyrockets in ‘remarkable’ Q2

The launch of Holland America’s Koningsdam was one of Carnival Corp.’s second-quarter highlights. Driven by higher ticket prices and fuller ships, Carnival Corp. had net income of $605 million in the second quarter, up from $222 million a year earlier. Net revenue yields rose 3.6%, significantly higher than the range of 1.5% to 2.5% inContinue reading “Carnival Corp.’s profit skyrockets in ‘remarkable’ Q2”

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MSC Cruises partners with Jean Louis David hair salons

Hairdresser Jean Louis David has taken over the salons on several MSC Cruises ships, and the brand will be expanded fleetwide under a new partnership agreement. Jean Louis David, founded in 1961 in Paris, has over 1,000 salons internationally. It will expand to 11 existing MSC ships and to new ships, beginning with the MSC Meraviglia inContinue reading “MSC Cruises partners with Jean Louis David hair salons”

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