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Carnival Corporation to add 9 new ships by 2019

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to the company’s industry-leading fleet over a four-year period from 2019 – 2022….

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Norwegian to develop private island in Belize

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has purchased approximately 75 acres in Southern Belize for the planned development of an eco-friendly cruise destination. The land, called Harvest Caye, is made up of two adjoining islands in the Stann Creek…

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New ships ahead for Holland America and Carnival

Carnival Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships – a 99,000-ton ship for its Holland America Line brand and a 135,000-ton vessel for its Carnival Cruise Lines brand. A memorandum…

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Princess orders two new ships

Carnival Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of two 3,600-passenger cruise ships for its Princess Cruises brand. The agreement is subject to execution of a definitive contract, financing and other customary…

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Commentary: Royal Champions walk the plank

Bloggers On Deck For The Cure (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter) Royal Caribbean announces the end of its controversial “Royal Champions” viral web marketing program. In March, I broke the story regarding the program where fans of the cruise line only posted positive reviews on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor. I want to thank my readers for helping me break this story. (read for more..)
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Paid cheerleaders: Does Royal Caribbean’s viral campaign cross the line?

Voyager of the Seas adorned with longhorns (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) In early 2007, Royal Caribbean developed a marketing strategy that used online bulletin boards to spread the cruise line’s gospel, so to speak. The company created a program, dubbed “Royal Champions,” that enlisted rabid Royal Caribbean fans who happened to be frequent posters on Internet cruise bulletin boards like Cruise Critic. Did its program cross the line?

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