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Collaborate and conquer
13 October, 2020
As the tides turn, things we never expected to see have come about in...
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Where the water runs still 13 October, 2020 Given current circumstances, it is foolhardy to make too many predictions about what the experience of the pandemic might mean in terms of long-term shifts in customer demands...

Follow the river 13 October, 2020 While significant challenges remain and alterations to operating models are required, how well positioned is river cruising, a sector that was booming pre-lockdown, to start building...

Back on the menu 13 October, 2020 As with everything else in the cruise industry, the grand dining experiences passengers once salivated over have been put on hold. But given how important food and drink has...

Room to manoeuvre 13 October, 2020 With new coronavirus hotspots still popping up daily, it’s more important than ever for cruise
operators to build fl exibility into their itineraries. Elly Earls meets...

Uncharted waters 12 October, 2020 With operations suspended and new builds delayed, shipbuilders are working around the clock to protect their order books and avoid cancellations. Irenie Forshaw talks to Daniele...

Adapt to survive 12 October, 2020 At the moment, many new builds and refurbishments are on hold, but as cruise ships begin to
tentatively set sail again the time will come to update designs for evolving...

No compromise on compliance 12 October, 2020 Recent history has witnessed significant gains for the cruise sector in terms of environmental commitments, with operators placing sustainable investment at the very heart of...

Power forward 12 October, 2020 The launch of the world’s first hybrid electric–powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, by Hurtigruten in 2019 ushered in a new era for the industry. A fire and explosion on board...

Reasons to celebrate 12 October, 2020 At a time of unprecedented challenges for the industry, the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Awards provided a welcome opportunity to take a step back and celebrate the sheer amount...

Chart the course 12 October, 2020 On 21 September, The Healthy Sail Panel published an extensive report outlining 74 best practices to protect the public health and safety of guests, crew and the communities where...

Get your act together 12 June, 2020 Stage shows at sea are getting more ambitious, with cruise lines delivering high-calibre renditions of West End and Broadway productions, and theatre-themed cruises launching to...

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...

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...

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...


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