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Issue 15 • February 2021

As Canada unveils a new extension to its cruise ban until 2022, the sector continues to wallow in the doldrums. But is there renewed reason for hope?

In this issue, we ask: will cruise be able to build back better? In a special roundtable feature, we speak to experts across the industry to find out what cruise lines are doing to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability.

We find out whether the Covid-19 pandemic will drive a rethink in cruise ticketing and pricing strategies, and explore whether the ‘cruise to nowhere’ concept will sink or swim in a difficult market.

We speak to former cruise ship entertainment host Sam Catling about his life at sea and to get an insider's perspective about what the future may hold for the industry. We also profile Sylvia Earle, Aurora Expeditions' latest foray into fast and fuel-efficient expeditionary cruise ships.

Finally, we explore some of the weird and wacky uses for old cruise ships, and find out what the implications will be of a new ban on larger ships in Key West, Florida.

Joe Baker, editor