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Get your act together
12 June, 2020
Stage shows at sea are getting more ambitious, with cruise lines...
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By a thread 12 June, 2020 On ships that are either quarantined or forced to remain at sea, crews are often stretched and tested to breaking point. In particular, recent experiences have helped to highlight...

The green agenda 12 June, 2020 As environmental considerations and healthy lifestyles increasingly become priorities, cruise operators are offering sophisticated vegan menus on board their ships. Not that the move...

In deep water 12 June, 2020 Beginning the year with bulging order sheets, the lockdown has forced shipbuilders to shutter their yards, delaying some new build and refurbishment programmes, and stopping others...

At the vanguard 12 June, 2020 The expedition cruise sector has been booming, with 10 new ships scheduled for delivery in 2020 at one point, record guest numbers and increasingly adventurous itineraries brought...

Fuel for thought 12 June, 2020 Having pushed forward the start date of the third phase of its Energy Efficiency Design Index standard by three years, IMO has issued a clarion call for ship operators to switch...

Collision course 12 June, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through the global travel industry, with the cruise sector facing unique and widespread challenges. Sailings are cancelled and builds...

Digital cuts the muster 12 June, 2020 Initiatives like facial recognition check-in and personalised muster set Royal Caribbean’s approach to digital apart, but can its commitment to transforming the fundamentals...

Inside story 12 June, 2020 Seven Seas Splendor was among the most eagerly anticipated launches of 2020, boasting, among a number of other highlights, the largest luxury suite at sea. With interiors overseen...

Trillion-dollar question 12 June, 2020 There is no doubt that tackling climate change is going to be expensive and challenging. But with new figures suggesting that the decarbonisation of shipping could require investments...

The Adriatic horizon 12 June, 2020 For decades a relative backwater, the Adriatic has been booming, with passenger numbers and local incomes clambering to new peaks. But, increased activity brings a range of...

The French connection 12 June, 2020 A European Commission decision on whether to approve Fincantieri’s merger with Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been delayed, but, whatever the call, it is likely to have a profound...

Run a tight shop 29 August, 2019 Traditionally, cruise lines have emphasised affordability in their retail policies. But habits are changing, with operators pivoting towards more upmarket offerings. Andrea...

Kiwi cruises 29 August, 2019 New Zealand seems to be the perfect destination for a cruise holiday, with a long coastline of staggering beauty giving way to a dramatic mountainside background. Only recently,...

Avoiding tragedy 29 August, 2019 In May, shocking news emerged of a river cruise boat sinking in the Danube, followed shortly after by the footage of another vessel colliding at speed with a dock in Venice. Although...

Hybrid theory 29 August, 2019 The launch of hybrid cruise vessels, which run on a mixture of conventional fuels and battery power, have long been talked about as a turning point for the industry. Now, the talk is...

Troubled waters 29 August, 2019 The Baltic cruise market is booming. With increased activity, though, comes more pollution, a worry that has led several countries in the region to impose strict environmental...

Weight of expectation 29 August, 2019 Cruise ships are known for their novel, sometimes daring cuisine options – but how healthy are they? According to former Carnival staff member turned writer Jay Herring, passengers...

Charm offensive 29 August, 2019 Appointed to the presidency of CLIA earlier this year, Kelly Craighead has won plaudits from industry insiders for her efforts to publicise the positive economic impact of the...

Evolution of cruising 29 August, 2019 Sailing to the biodiversity paradise that is the Galápagos archipelago is fraught with environmental dangers. Fortunately, Silversea is responding with a new green vessel that it...


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