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Interporting? How Convenient?

Sometimes the timing of certain decisions in the cruise industry really surprises me. Just as we are beginning to recover from the Concordia accident, which we learned happened largely as a result of a practice called interporting, we hear new announcements from the cruise industry that certain lines plan to increase the number of cruises [...]

Is Oasis of the Seas Going To Ruin the Cruise Industry?

I may be the only writer in the cruise industry who isn’t salivating, in anticipation of the arrival or Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. I have little doubt that the excitement of the debut of the Oasis will receive unprecedented media coverage; filled with glowing adjectives about the never before seen innovations, and the truly remarkable [...]

Why are You Picking on Royal Caribbean?

I have seen and heard more negative comments about Royal Caribbean than any other cruise line lately, and frankly I just don’t get it. Royal Caribbean has been getting knocked by stock market analysts, the cruise media, message board posters and even loyal cruisers. Just two days ago our own Kuki blasted them for some [...]

Cruise Insider Updates

Cruise ships are still sailing full, and cruise lines are still optimistic about the future, but naturally the economy is having its effects on the industry, so here is an update on some of the inside stuff happening. Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) announced its first profitable quarter in two years, actually reporting a $171.2 million [...]

Cruise Sales for Carnival, NCL and Royal Caribbean

The truth is, the cruise industry always experiences a doldrums every summer that precedes a Presidential election. This year it’s even more of a distraction because it is such an interesting race.  So. what happens now? We get Cruise Sales – and they are out there now! The current hot one from NCL is the “Pity the [...]

Oasis of the Seas? Kuki is ALL WET!

Kuki knocking Oasis of the Seas?  It isn’t how big you make them, it is how you make them big. Calling it a “Really Huge Sucker” is not way to refer to what will the the ship that changes the prardigm of cruising forever!  Oasis has about the same passenger/space ratio as Queen Mary 2, and [...]