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Access all areas – catering for disabilities and special needs
04 March, 2017
The cruise industry today provides an attractive means of leisure travel...
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Boutique disruptor – the rise of Virgin Voyages 04 March, 2017 With three ships on order and the power of a global brand at its disposal, Virgin Voyages is being positioned as a genuine disruptor to cruising’s status quo. Phin Foster meets...

Total immersion – HAL’s Exploration Central 03 March, 2017 From 2017, Holland America Line (HAL) guests can immerse themselves in destinations more fully than ever before, thanks to a new initiative called Explorations Central. Elly Earls...

Progressive partnership – RCL and WWF’s environmental collaboration 03 March, 2017 Last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) launched a five-year global partnership with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), centred on emissions reductions and supply...

Dining with the stars – partnering with celebrity chefs 03 March, 2017 The list of restaurants with celebrity chefs at the helm grows by the year, but what can ensure the right partnership? Elly Earls breaks bread with Royal Caribbean’s John Suley...

Just like magic – the transformative impact of wearable tech 03 March, 2017 Carnival’s new Ocean Medallion is a first-of-its-kind wearable device that bridges the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalised service. Chief...

The smuggling crackdown – fighting narcotics and contraband trafficking 03 March, 2017 A recent spate of headlines have identified passenger ships as the latest way for smuggling networks to transport narcotics and other contraband on the high seas. Greg Noone talks...

Entrance to China – inside Norwegian Joy 03 March, 2017 With its launch date looming, Norwegian Joy will be the latest instalment in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, but the first to be tailored specifically for the...

Cuba on the roster – a new addition to Caribbean cruising 03 March, 2017 As operators announce plans for new itineraries featuring Cuba, how transformational could the island be as an addition to the Caribbean region and what efforts must operators make...

Sweat set – tapping into the wellness trend 03 March, 2017 Amid growing focus on fitness and well-being, cruise lines are catering to healthy and active travellers. Moving beyond the essential offering of on-board gyms, operators have tapped...

Bigger and better – the evolution of Seabourne Encore 02 March, 2017 Having entered full service in January 2017, Seabourn Encore is Seabourn Cruise Line’s largest ship to date, boasting an additional deck and expanded public areas. Fuel consumption...

High-capacity cruising – the rise of MSC Cruises 02 March, 2017 Scheduled to take delivery of two very different prototype vessels later this year, including the largest ship ever built for a European cruise line, MSC Cruises is in the midst...

New wave of terror - Commander Mark Gaouette on safety at sea 15 September, 2016 Lingering fears about terrorist violence in Europe and the Mediterranean have seen cruise bookings dip in popularity across the regions. How might the sector reassure guests and...


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