The Briefing on Cruise

The latest news, trends and data from the cruise industry

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Hurtigruten Expeditions has added three pole-to-pole cruises to its 2023 programme.

Source:Cruise Adviser

Virgin Voyages has celebrated the long-awaited grand opening of Terminal V at PortMiami.

Source: Cruise Industry News

Crystal Cruises no longer exists, and an assignee has been appointed to develop a liquidation plan for the benefit of creditors.

Source: Seatrade Cruise

MSC Group’s cruise division has joined the Green Marine Europe Label, a voluntary certification programme intended to allow shipowners to demonstrate their environmental performance in Europe.

Source: Cruise&Ferry

Norwegian Cruise Line is rolling back its onboard mask policy and part of its vaccination policy from March.

Source: The Points Guy

Further reading

Cruise ships have never been more dangerous for workers

"For crew members, the indignities have been worse, even in an industry notorious for its poor treatment of workers. The stories have brought me back to the hellish summer when I worked as a buffet steward on a passenger cruise a few years ago."

Writing for The Washington Post, Lissette Marquez recounts her experiences as a cruise worker.

Source: The Washington Post