Norwegian Strategic on Alaska

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) President and CEO Frank Del Rio underscored his enthusiasm for Alaska on the company’s third-quarter earnings call. He said the company will continue to make investments and cultivate partnerships in the region, noting the new pier NCLH has agreed to build in Ketchikan, its $20 million purchase of 2.9 acresContinue reading “Norwegian Strategic on Alaska”

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Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built

Shipyard problems have delayed Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship, the Evrima. The small-ship cruise sector is booming, but getting its ships built on time is proving to be a big challenge. Expedition and small luxury ships are among the hottest segments when it comes to passenger demand. But unlike the mega-liners churned out like clockworkContinue reading “Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built”

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A subjective list of awards for cruise experiences

Seven Seas Explorer here’s no shortage of travel industry awards and accolades.  Today I’ll offer some cruise-only nods — a mini Academy Awards lineup, if you will —  based on my seven years of cruising for Travel Weekly. Unlike the Oscars, in which categories of longstanding tradition are properly judged, my award categories and winnersContinue reading “A subjective list of awards for cruise experiences”

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