For our first edition of the new year, we start by analysing shifts in cruise passenger demographics. A new phenomenon that is taking over cafes, restaurants and resorts around the world is now extending to the cruise sector: adult-only cruises are a popular search, with many liners more than happy to indulge. Similarly, we look at how old the average cruise passenger is nowadays, considering the rise in popularity for this type of vacation among millennials.
We also look at what can potentially be a big environmental issue, namely Disney Cruise Line’s land-buying attempts in the Bahamas, in what locals claim to be a bullish move towards indigenous people of the island of Eleuthera.
Hurtigruten’s plans to power its cruise ships with biogas produced from dead fish are also profiled, while Floating Festivals provides an insight into the logistics of putting up round-the-clock theatre performances at sea.
Finally, we learn how certain cruise lines are reimagining the idea of travel using AV tech on board, and ask whether the industry can still justify daily service charges without putting off paying customers.
EDITOR Eva Grey
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Daniel Garrun
WRITERS Joe Baker, Elliot Gardner, Chris Lo, Frances Marcellin, Callum Tyndall
MAGAZINE DESIGNER Paulius Zutautas
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Anett Arc, Noemi Balint, Kate Cuntapay, Sara Basto, Marzia Del Gaone, Ashley Mcpherson, Tyrrell Lowe
LEAD DESIGNER John Hammond
PUBLISHER Susanne Hauner
DIGITAL PUBLISHING DIRECTOR
SALES MANAGER Doha Hammami
PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Yasser Jamil
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