Does the cruise industry have a drinking problem? In the next issue of Future Cruise, we ask whether operators need to take a stricter line on the sale of onboard alcohol after a mass brawl took place on-board a P&O Britannia vessel in July.
We also highlight current gaps in cruise ship recruitment, with MSC and Carnival revealing they will need to hire crew members in the tens of thousands to meet the demand of expanding fleets. Could looking to emerging markets such as Africa be a solution to staff shortages.
Also next issue, we present a tale of two cities; on the one hand, the UAE’s Dubai has been reaping the benefits of a vibrant cruise industry, with ship dockings up 38% and footfall increasing 51% season-on-season; on the other, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has been forced to consider limiting its port dockings due to past issues with the cruise industry – could a new partnership with the CLIA help ease the city’s long-held concerns?
Finally, we explore the challenges facing female cruise captains, feast our eyes on MSC’s biggest ever ship – the Grandiosa – set to launch in November, and highlight the pros and cons of the Cayman Islands’ plans to build a massive new cruise berthing facility.
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