in this issue



Months after the coronavirus outbreak, the cruise industry is attempting to reconcile the need to make bookings with the demand for touch-free, safer experiences. 

We explore five ways cruises will change for passengers, investigate a new project to design ships that prevent the spread of pathogens on board and analyse the potential of Tritan Software’s new SeaConsult telehealth solution. We also assess the implications of a cruise company’s collapse via the case study of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Where new ships are concerned, our roaming reporter gives insights from her time spend onboard Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady. We also shine a spotlight on new onboard health measures from Ponant Cruises - the first cruise operator to recommence activities in French waters since the global shutdown - and assess the impact of Florida’s major Port Everglades expansion. 

Finally, we get the lowdown on the best cruise ship interiors following the inaugural Cruise Ship Interior Awards, which took place in June.

Joe Baker, editor