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Extraordinary expeditions
07 October, 2021
Over 59 years, Abercrombie & Kent has established itself as a leading...
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Rule Britannia 07 October, 2021 It’s been a year of mixed emotions for UK cruising. After a series of lockdowns in the bleak months of winter stalling operations, the great British cruise is alive and kicking and...

Polar power 07 October, 2021 The rise of the expeditionary sector – particularly excursions to polar regions – has ignited an arms race. Cruise lines are competing to incorporate the latest green technologies...

A lifeline on land 07 October, 2021 With an official lifespan of 30 years, maturing cruise vessels often face a cantankerous afterlife, fated for the malarial shores of Alang, India, and stripped for steel by armies...

Close to home 07 October, 2021 After cautious planning and some trepidation, domestic cruising has returned to the British Isles, with the spike in demand marking Britain’s busiest ever summer of cruising. Abi...

The bigger the better 07 October, 2021 When it comes to on board services, cruise lines have been trying to outdo each other for decades, investing vast sums in lavish activities and amenities to attract guests eager to...

The Jewel of the Nile 07 October, 2021 Poised between Africa, Asia and Europe, Egypt stands at the spaghetti junction of the world and its shimmering jewel is the Nile. Spanning 4,258 miles from Lake Victoria and emptying...

An amber light for Red Sea cruises 07 October, 2021 Though the eastern flank of the Arabian Peninsula has been a cruise hotspot for years, its western cousin Saudi Arabia has long rejected tourists of all kinds, let alone foreign...

Restoring the faith 07 October, 2021 Over the past 18 months, it’s been impossible to avoid Covid-19’s impact on the cruise market, and the rush from operators to promote health and safety. But what’s the actual...

Clean steam ahead 07 October, 2021 Amid growing pressure for shipping to meet net-zero carbon emissions goals by 2050, the International Maritime Organisation has adopted new measures requiring more data reporting...

Salt of the earth 07 October, 2021 As environmental considerations and healthy lifestyles become higher priorities for cruise guests, more are either adopting a fully vegan lifestyle or incorporating more...

Rise of the river cruise 29 April, 2021 Even a global pandemic wouldn’t stop river cruise lines from taking to the waterways of Europe in summer 2020. Elly Earls speaks to Marcus Leskovar, executive vice-president of...

Sea change 29 April, 2021 Cruise ships were among the most high-profile casualties of coronavirus as several vessels became major sites for transmission. But with mass vaccination on the horizon, how do...

Machine learning 29 April, 2021 Despite orders being delayed, postponed and cancelled, 16 new cruise liners were delivered in 2020 and more are on the way in 2021. With an impressive roster of ships set to be...

Appetite for adventure 29 April, 2021 With many large cruise liners dry docked for the foreseeable future, and towns and cities along more populated routes still in lockdown, the expedition cruise sector looks well placed...

Dining with a difference 28 April, 2021 Dining has always sat at the heart of cruise travel, with the buffet a mainstay of the on-board experience. However, the risks posed by Covid-19 are set to fundamentally reshape...

Cleaning up its act 28 April, 2021 Alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas have received ample publicity of late, touted as a surefire way of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making cruise travel...

The show must go on 28 April, 2021 Pre-pandemic stage shows at sea were increasingly ambitious, with cruise lines delivering high-calibre renditions of West End and Broadway productions. Now, as the industry revs up...

An ocean of opportunities 28 April, 2021 With low levels of Covid-19 and around two million citizens set to receive a vaccine in the next few months, things in New Zealand are almost back to normal again. For its...

Best-laid plans 28 April, 2021 Cruise ship design was developing at a steady pace before 2020: ships were being made more accommodating and efficient, and amenities and new technologies were plentiful. In the age...


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