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  1. September 5, 2014

    Pleasure cruises: ship shape

    There are not many industries that combine massive operating leverage, low working capital needs, growth tied to an ageing...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Carnival poised for second-quarter loss after it cuts prices

    Carnival has been taking more bookings this year but is selling them for less, leaving it facing a second-quarter loss. The...

  1. December 20, 2013

    Carnival cruises to three-month high after upgrades

    Cruise operator Carnival rose up the FTSE 100 for a second day after receiving a number of upgrades in response to its...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Arnold Donald is new captain on Carnival bridge

    Arnold Donald looked relaxed sitting next to Micky Arison, the man he succeeded as Carnival chief executive in June, at the...

  3. September 27, 2013

    Cruise lines struggle against strong tides

    Lost at sea: cruise industry woes Cruise operators are forever battling negative public attitudes. Among commonly held...

  4. September 25, 2013

    FTSE drifts lower on US fiscal cliff concerns

    London shares drifted lower taking the lead from other European markets, as investors focused on US fiscal cliff...

  5. September 24, 2013

    Carnival – choppy waters

    Several of Carnival’s important brands have faced rough seas in the past year or two, and they continue to struggle. The...

  6. September 24, 2013

    Carnival chairman says disaster defied imagination

    Micky Arison always feared the worst. “You do wake up at night fearing certain things, because you’ve got 100 ships out...

  7. August 27, 2013

    British Airways owner hit by jet fuel climb

    British Airways owner IAG , this year’s top-performing FTSE 100 stock, led the London market lower as rising fuel costs led...

  8. July 5, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Anite (AIE) The yield is nothing special and the shares – rated on 15 times forecast earnings – don’t look cheap,...

  9. May 28, 2013

    Royal Caribbean cruise ship catches fire

    A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship caught fire on Tuesday morning in the latest high-profile mishap to hit the...

  10. May 21, 2013

    Carnival: ship to shore

    Talk about choppy waters. In February the cruise ship Carnival Triumph suffered a fire that put its engines out of action....

  11. May 21, 2013

    Carnival shares fall as cruise operator warns on profits

    Shares in beleaguered cruise operator Carnival fell as much as 13 per cent on Tuesday, following an overnight profit...

  12. May 21, 2013

    Earnings in focus at FTSE’s 12-year peak

    It’s back to basics on the FTSE 100 this morning, with the biggest movers at both ends of a steady index tracking changes to...

  13. April 4, 2013

    Bid talk lifts United Utilities

    United Utilities outperformed a falling London market on Thursday as analysts said it was the sector’s most likely bid...

  14. March 22, 2013

    Week in review, March 23

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Shi...

  15. March 15, 2013

    Carnival gives PR fiascos a wide berth

    Carnival sought to brush aside a string of maritime problems, saying booking volumes were making up ground from last month’s...

  16. February 21, 2013

    Carnival turns to web to sell cruising

    The unforgettable experience of sailing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 into New York harbour as the culmination of a transatlantic...

  17. February 18, 2013

    Advertising optimism helps invigorate ITV

    Advertising optimism helped ITV hit a five-year high in a flat Londonmarket on Monday. Broadcaster climbs 2.8% amid talk of...

  18. February 15, 2013

    Stranded Carnival passengers reach land

    Passengers on a stranded Carnival cruiseliner reached dry land after four days in squalid conditions in the Gulf of Mexico,...

  19. February 13, 2013

    Carnival misses boat after liner fire

    The FTSE 100 rose to its highest level in nearly five years yesterday, but Carnival was left behind. News of a fire on board...

  20. December 20, 2012

    Carnival – course correct

    It is almost a year since the cruise liner Costa Concordia capsized just off Italy. Carnival, its owner, is still feeling...

  21. December 20, 2012

    Carnival struggles to improve bookings

    Carnival said advanced bookings for 2013 “continued to be behind” the previous year at lower prices, as the cruise ship...

  22. December 20, 2012

    ITV rises on hopes of advertising boost

    ITV hit a five-year high in a flat London market on Thursday on hopes of a start-of-year boost to advertising. A dispute...

  23. November 18, 2012

    A people man and a pragmatist

    Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American, and president, Royal Academy of Engineering As he steps into a high-tech...

  24. September 23, 2012

    European tourism – feeling the chill

    It is not just the Duchess of Cambridge whose summer holidays ended badly. That sun-seekers are keeping a tight grip on...

  25. September 17, 2012

    Dual threat to a happy EADS-BAE union

    For BAE Systems and EADS, the European aerospace and defence companies whose courtship was revealed last week, it’s simple....

  26. March 27, 2012

    DFDS in Channel crossings expansion

    The Danish ferry operator DFDS is taking on three routes and four ships from French rival Louis Dreyfus Armateurs as the...

  27. March 13, 2012

    Cruise industry predicts robust growth

    Senior cruise shipping executives have predicted that the sector will bounce back quickly from January’s Costa Concordia...

  28. March 11, 2012

    Carnival: leaking bookings

    The capsizing of the Costa Concordia and the fire aboard the Costa Allegra would have been expected to hit cruise operator...

  29. March 1, 2012

    Carnival in biggest rally since Concordia disaster

    Carnival showed its sharpest rally since the Costa Concordia disaster as comments from its closest rival helped to quell...

  30. February 2, 2012

    Royal Caribbean feels effect of cruise disaster

    Royal Caribbean Cruises on Thursday became the first operator to reveal a full and detailed impact of the Costa Concordia...

  31. January 27, 2012

    Divisions over cruise disaster pay-out plan

    Costa Cruises, Italian operator of the Costa Concordia liner that sank off the island of Giglio two weeks ago with more than...

  32. January 26, 2012

    Miners lead Footsie to six-month peak

    Miners helped lift the FTSE 100 to a new six-month high on Thursday, with Polymetal International among the top performers....

  33. January 20, 2012

    Costa Cruises could face criminal charges

    The events aboard the Costa Concordia on January 13 raise questions not just about Captain Francesco Schettino’s actions,...

  34. January 20, 2012

    Focus shifts from ship’s captain to company

    Rescue workers were still scrambling to find survivors from the ill-fated Costa Concordia this week when Pier Luigi Foschi,...

  35. January 18, 2012

    Investigators probe cruise ship’s Italy routes

    Italian investigators probing the sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Tuscany are examining previous routes...

  36. January 16, 2012

    Ship disaster sparks safety rules rethink

    Friday’s cruise ship tragedy off Italy could lead to a wholesale rethink of international rules on passenger ship safety...

  37. January 16, 2012

    Carnival losses for insurers could reach $750m

    Insurance losses arising from the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship could come to as much as $750m, making it one of the...

  38. January 16, 2012

    Life of leisure offers work opportunities

    One in every four people rescued from the stricken Costa Concordia was a crew member. The labour-intensive operation to keep...

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