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Leisure-Cruise Industry - ... The cruising industry is controlled by a few numbers of companies (close to monopoly), so they are always in competition with each other. Innovation is the main element that cruising companies have to consider in the fight against the competitors. The major player in the industry is Carnival followed by Royal Caribbean. These companies are watching each other very close. For example if one comes with a better deal, which is lower price packages or a more sophisticated ship, the other ones are following closely....   [tags: Travel]
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Preparing For A Cruise Vacation - Preparing for a Tropical Cruise Vacation Vacationing to certain tropical destinations might require more than what you think. After making reservations for the Cruise accommodations and flight arrangements you would think the tough part is over. I personally had no idea that going to the Bahamas would require more than valid state identification. I soon realized that I not only had to prepare for my financial needs, wardrobe attire, but also have proper documentation to go on the Cruise. First, you must figure out how much money or what type of credit cards or money can be used at the ports and on the ship....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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A Memorable Cruise Ship - A Memorable Cruise Ship   I was smacked in the face by a gust of hot, humid Texas air as I found my way off the bus. The once brisk morning was getting hotter by the second. My friend Kristi and I looked towards our left and there she was, the Norwegian Sea. The cruise liner that we would be on for the next week. It was the biggest ship I had ever seen up close. Ten stories high and nearly 1000 feet long. It had an intimidating presence that took one's breath away. Our parents had arranged for a cruise from Houston, Texas with stops at Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 951 words
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Business Analysis: KKL Cruise Liners - ... KKL travel agency, is located in the heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. This location is appealing as it is easily accessible and has a large scale of premium income earners of whom have the essential resources and are seen as potential buyers for these packages. In addition, these potential buyers all have various needs and wants that the travel agency will hopefully fulfill. In order to market goods or services efficiently, a company has to follow the targeting process. This is a process used by organizations that requires in depth analysis of the three main stages essential in a marketing strategy, as well as detailed decision making (Elliot G, Rundle-Thiele S and Waller D, 2010)....   [tags: Business Analysis] 2386 words
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line LTD - Introduction:      In 1968, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was founded with one ship. Over the next twenty-five years RCCL has expanded its fleet to 29 ships, with 2 more ships being built. RCCL has made its way in the cruise industry as one of the top three cruise lines. Over the past 5-7 years RCCL has experienced some problems with the external environment. These and other factors have placed RCCL in a situation of future organizational uncertainty. The time of this case is 2004. Current Mission, Goals, & Strategy:      RCCL markets 3-17 day cruise vacations to over 160 destinations....   [tags: Business Case Study Analysis, solution] 1003 words
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Changing Current Marketing Strategy for Cruise Line - STRATEGIES REJECTED Sea Goddess Cruises, Limited (SGC) is obviously not accomplishing what it needs to financially to obtain a fair share of the market. There are a number of current strategies that will be reconsidered and rejected. Segmentation The first of these strategies that will be rejected deals with segmentation. Sea Goddess Cruises has not adequately considered enough segments in the market, which has been a major contributor to the lack of market share. SGC should eliminate all plans for monosegmenting....   [tags: business marketing] 1080 words
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The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution - The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution Each year, thousands of tons of pollution are generated on cruise ships and dumped into the world’s oceans. This pollution threatens the marine environment, the cruise ship industry, and the people who depend on a healthy ocean. Neither historical nor current international oceanic regimes provide comprehensive regulation on cruise ship pollution. To address the threats posed by limited oceanic pollution regulation in American and international waters, several American nongovernmental organizations have pursued diverse tactics to generate government, industry, and consumer response....   [tags: Environment, ocean, pollution] 2769 words
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The Perfect Place for Departure - ... Local businesses specialize in care for those who are not native to the Charleston area, which is irresistible for any tourist. Many tourists will choose stay in Charleston for a short time before embarking on their cruise which will generate even more revenue that the summer season already brings. The amount of economic stimulation the arrival of the cruise port has brought Charleston is greatly appreciated by the locals who have been given another chance. The boost in the economy will create more job openings in the Charleston area for locals....   [tags: Travel]
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Sail Away - ... All my nerves and worry could have been avoided if I would have just applied early. Additionally, having a state issue ID is also important in proving your identity as well as your residency. You should always have your passport and an ID with you when going to foreign countries and planning a cruise. In order to even step aboard a cruise line you have to show \your state ID as well as your passport. Immigration is also a security issue all over the world. It would be an expensive mistake to misplace your passport and ID, because you can be detained in a foreign country....   [tags: Travel] 1294 words
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Case Study Of Carnival Corporation - Case Study Of Carnival Corporation The history of the Carnival Corporation begins in 1972, when Ted Arison set up Carnival Cruise Lines as a subsidiary of the American International Travel Service. The first ship ran aground, but Arison remained steadfast in achieving his vision of a cruise line offering affordable vacation packages to middle-income consumers. By 1977, Carnival had three ships, and ten years later, as the industry leader, the company went public. In the early 1990s, Carnival began to diversify into land-based entertainment, thus changing its name to Carnival Corp....   [tags: Business Marketing management Essays] 1548 words
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OSHA - A Few Good Men Essay In the film, A Few Good Men, characters such as the lead role, Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise) are portrayed to be leaders in society. I believe the movie's main focus was actually on how different a person can be because of something one person says to them. I also believe that one of the movie's main ideas was how to work people with words. This is especially true when Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) is interrogated by Cruise. The way that Nicholson answers Cruise's questions is with such sophistication and knowledge that even though you know that he had his speech written out for him, it was delivered with such eloquence that it allows the viewer to understand what Nicholson is really feeling at that particular moment....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Value Chain Management - Value Chain Management Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd (RCCL) has two distinct supply chains which create a unique challenge. Each supply chain is managed by a Provision Master. The first supply chain includes all food, beverage, and lodging inventories that needed for the trips. The second supply chain encompasses “corporate spend” materials, such as office supplies, printing services, hardware and software, printed materials, computer supplies, marine consumables (spare parts, fuel, lubricants, any and all services associated with the ship maintenance and etc)....   [tags: Business Management Strategy] 1070 words
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Port Everglades - Port Everglades Thesis Statement: Port Everglades has experienced steady financial and geographical growth over the past decade. The purchase of more land will create more business and an increase of profit that would benefit investors as well as the community. I. Land Purchase A. Benefits B. Cost II. Broward County Government A. Buying Decisions B. Tax Breaks III. Increased Business A. Cruise Ships B. Containerized Cargo IV. Projections A. Revenues B. New Jobs The Expansion of Port Everglades Port Everglades is located on the southeast coast of South Florida....   [tags: essays papers]
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THE COLD WAR: Nuclear Weapons Of The 1980s - THE COLD WAR NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF THE 1980’S The pope quickly organized a meeting to prepare the world for a weapon that would destroy all life on earth. "Pope Innocent II organized the conference in 11391" because of a crossbow. Approximately 800 years from this conference, the Cold War has begun. The potential of mass destruction could occur at any moment. More efforts for mining and technology went toward constructing nuclear weapons. Missiles, such as, the Tomahawk® Cruise Missile and the Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile were the new wave of nuclear weapons, in the 1980’s, used in the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Gulf War - The Gulf War The Gulf War was much more than a fight to liberate Kuwait. It was the first non-conventional war; in which new, fairly new, or even experimental weapons were used. The Gulf War displayed much new technology that you will learn lots about in this paper. This paper may sound very technical, but that is what it is about, the new weapon technology vs. the conventional types of weapons used in previous wars. This paper is about the advancement of weapon technology, and how the military changed the tactics used before....   [tags: Papers] 2139 words
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Scuba Trip - On May 22, 1994 it was my ninth birthday. My mom and dad decided to go on a cruise to the Bahamas. We went on one of the Carnival cruise ships. This boat was the biggest boats I ever saw. When we rushed to get on the cruise ship I saw that there were so many rooms and shops. My favorite room was the Game room, when I entered the game room there were so many games and seemed like there were hundreds and hundreds of them. I started to get bored so I left. When I went to back to our room my dad was thinking about going scuba diving....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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City Hunter - The City Hunter is an action comedy movie starring international superstar Jackie Chan. This movie was made in Hong Kong in the early 90s. In this movie Jackie Chan played Hunter, a private detective with a good sense of humor and deadly kung fu skills. The story started out with a badly acted sketch of Hunter's partner being gunned down by four men with automatic weapons. With his last moment on earth, Hunter's partner made Hunter promise to take care of his little sister Carrie, and also not to seduce her....   [tags: essays research papers] 1167 words
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Reputation Management - ... During this crisis, Carnival used social media to keep people updated about what was happening at sea. Before this instance, Carnival was a common name in the cruise industry. According to the Carnival website (www.carnival.com) Carnival is apart of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines alliance. Coombs (2010) said that, “a strong reputation prior to a crisis is an asset to organizations during the crisis” (pg. 478). Having this positive reputation before hand should help Carnival in the end with customers....   [tags: Visibility, Transparency, Responsiveness] 686 words
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Case Analysis - RECOMMENDATIONS The cruise industry is under a bit of a makeover. Due to economic conditions and shifting demand, the cruise line industry is looking for new ways to attract cruise vacationers while maintaining the market that already exists. There are numerous ways to go about this. Royal Caribbean is being creative in its methods. Generally, Key West is one of the most frequented ports of call. However, as Phillips (2005) states The Sentry is canceling 26 port calls next year, and the Rhapsody of the Seas normally goes every week while next year it will only go every other week....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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High School Senior Trip - High School Senior Trip Ever notice how "Time flies when you're having fun". In fact, when friends and vacation are involved, it's even seemingly more so. After all, that's what the high school senior trip is all about. Clinton High School has always been known for its senior trips. While surrounding high school seniors were taking trips to Washington, D.C. and Disney World, the seniors at Clinton High School were cruising to the Bahamas. The graduating class of 1990 was no different. The bus ride to Florida, where we were to board the ship, was only the beginning....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
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You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark - Mary Higgins Clark does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense. Mary Higgins Clark introduces many characters that all could me suspects in the crimes she describes in this novel. "You Belong to Me" was definitely one of her best works. Dr. Susan Chandler, a clinical psychologist, is researching cases of missing women. On her daily talk show, she focuses on the case of Regina Clausen who disapeared on a cruise three years earlier. In Regina's belongings, a turquoise ring with the inscription "You Belong to Me" engraved on the inside of the band is found....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Study Abroad - Going on this fourteen day Caribbean Cruise was the best time of my life. It was so much fun socially and it was extremely educational. This trip gave me the opportunity to experience things I never would have imagined. Touring the hotels and resorts made me want to pursue this major even more than I previously had. Now that I have had the behind-the-scenes and up close look at the career I am positive I made the right career decision. Whether it be swimming with Sting Rays, snorkeling with exotic fish, or even just staring off into the endless ocean, each and every one thing I received the opportunity to do on this trip I am thankful for....   [tags: essays research papers] 864 words
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