The trendiest cruising companies in Q4 2021
Ship Technology has listed five of the hottest companies in cruise-related Twitter threads, using research from GlobalData’s Travel and Tourism Influencer platform.
Top Companies are the most mentioned companies among Twitter discussions of more than 150 cruise experts followed by GlobalData’s Travel and Tourism Influencer platform in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021.
Trending Companies in Cruise Discussions: The Top Five
1. Carnival Corporation & Plc – 458 mentions
Carnival Corporation’s affiliate Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) adding a second cruise to Greenland, pre-cruise tests launched by the cruise operator and the company’s inauguration of the Dubai Port cruise terminal were just some of the popular Twitter threads around Carnival Corporation in the fourth quarter. 2021.
Cruise Fever, a cruise blog providing cruise tips and advice, shared an article on CCL adding a second cruise to Greenland due to high demand. The company announced a two-week Greenland cruise from Baltimore in 2023, which sold out within 24 hours. The popularity of Greenland cruising prompted CCL to add another cruise on the Carnival Legend cruise ship in August 2023, the article noted.
Carnival Corporation is a cruise operator headquartered in Miami, Florida, United States. The company has a fleet of more than 80 vessels of ten brands, including CCL, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Cunard.
2. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd – 282 mentions
A nine-month round-the-world trip announced by Royal Caribbean, the redeployment of the cruise operator’s three Oasis-class cruise ships next year and Jamaica awaiting the company’s resumption of cruise services have were some of the popular discussions on Royal Caribbean Cruises in the fourth quarter.
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Gene Sloan, senior reporter on online media site The Points Guy, shared an article on Royal Caribbean announcing a nine-month round-the-world trip. The trip will cover 65 countries sailing across the seven continents for 274 days. He will visit more than 150 sites from Miami on December 10, 2023 on the 2,143-passenger Serenade of the Seas. The trip will end in Miami on September 10, 2024.
Based in Miami, Florida, USA, Royal Caribbean Group (formerly Royal Caribbean Cruises) is a cruise line with three cruise brands, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. The cruise line operates 60 cruise ships to 800 destinations around the world.
3. MSC Cruises – 185 mentions
MSC Cruises inviting global artists to design the hull of the Euribia cruise ship, the relaunch of the company’s business training platform and the company’s entire fleet returning to sail by summer 2022 were some of the discussions around MSC Cruises in the fourth quarter.
Ken Muskat, COO of MSC Cruises, shared an article about the cruise line inviting global artists to design the hull for its new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered cruise ship, Euribia. The vessel is currently under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France. MSC Cruises plans to communicate its commitment to net zero operations through the design competition. Euribia will have the capacity to carry 4,888 passengers and is expected to begin operations in 2023 as the cruise company’s second LNG-powered ship.
MSC Cruises is a cruise operator headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It operates as the contemporary brand of the logistics and transport company MSC Group. The group announced the launch of a luxury cruise brand named Explora Journeys in September 2019, which is slated to begin operations in 2023. MSC Cruises currently operates 19 modern vessels, and the fleet is expected to expand to 23 cruise ships worldwide. ‘by 2025.
4. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd – 127 mentions
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) resuming its cruise service from Port Canaveral, with the cruise line retaining its 100% vaccination mandate for passengers, as well as new crossings and 70% discounts on cruise deals offered by the company were some of the discussions that pushed NCL to move into the fourth quarter.
Cruise Industry News, an online magazine focused on the cruise industry, shared an article about the resumption of NCL cruise services from Port Canaveral with its cruise ship Norwegian Escape. The ship will cross the Eastern Caribbean and will be the company’s eighth Breakaway Plus-class ship to return to service. It will depart from Port Canaveral in Orlando on a seven-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, stopping at major ports such as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, and Great Stirrup Cay.
Based in Miami, Florida, USA, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is a cruise line with a fleet of 28 ships and operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
5. Holland America Line Inc. – 87 mentions
Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ship Nieuw Statendam returning to service, cruise ship Rotterdam starting Caribbean cruise services from cruise operator and cruise ship Koningsdam on first commercial cruise in 19 months were part of HAL’s fourth quarter trend discussions. 2021.
Porthole Cruise and Travel, an online publication focused on the cruise industry, shared an article about bringing HAL’s Nieuw Statendam back to service for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ship departed Fort Lauderdale on a seven-day trip to the Western Caribbean that includes stops in Nassau, the Bahamas, Ocho Rios and Port Royal, Jamaica, and Half Moon Cay, HAL’s private island in the Bahamas. The cruise line has also added a new Rotterdam ship to its fleet to service the Caribbean region.
Holland America Line is a cruise operator based in Seattle, Washington, United States. The company is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation. It has a fleet of 11 ships offering more than 500 cruises to 470 ports in 98 countries and territories.