MSC Cruises’ latest innovative cruise ship, MSC Seaview, will be making her eagerly awaited debut this summer. Our reporter attends the christening of the vessel to find out more, before jumping on board Viking Cruises’ Viking Orion, which has been designed to mix elegance with a focus on destinations.
Cruise lines have been told by Unesco to invest more in protecting cities with heavy tourism, such as Venice and Dubrovnik, and to develop cleaner ships. We consider the threats that cruising may pose to popular destinations, and ask what cruise lines can do to help.
Also in this issue, we explore the increasingly popular cruise destination of Cuba, as more companies look to cash in on partially thawed relations between Cuba and the US, and profile the Chinese cruise market and a new industry alliance established to promote it.
We also take a closer look at Celebrity Cruise’s Celebrity Edge, a new state-of-the-art cruise ship whose interiors were designed by British designer Kelly Hoppen, learn more about Hurtigurten’s plans to become the world’s first plastic-free cruise company, and find out why MSC Cruises’ new voice-enabled personal assistant for passengers is causing such a buzz.
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