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Rise of the river cruise
29 April, 2021
Even a global pandemic wouldn’t stop river cruise lines from taking to...
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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...

A new vision 28 April, 2021 Kelly Craighead was appointed president of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in 2019, back when the industry was contributing $150bn to economies around the world. Since...

Collaborate and conquer 13 October, 2020 As the tides turn, things we never expected to see have come about in the wake of Covid-19, with noted rivals Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings teaming up to combat...

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...


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