June will see the launch of Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship by gross tonnage. Our reporter gets on board the maiden voyage to take a look inside this new giant before it heads to Miami to begin its Caribbean itinerary.
Disney Cruise Lines’ market capacity is set to grow dramatically by 2024, with three new LNG-powered ships set to join the fleet. We look into the operator’s strategy and explore the growth opportunities ahead.
Vancouver is gearing up for a cruise boom with Cunard, Viking Ocean and Azamara planning to offer Alaskan itineraries from the bustling west coast seaport in 2019, and consultations on a new terminal underway. We take a look at the future market potential of Vancouver, which is ideally located as a gateway to Alaska, and ask what else the region has to offer to cruise customers.
Also in the next issue, we check in on the race for the fastest Wi-Fi at sea, explore the technological options for operators preparing to meet the upcoming IMO sulphur emission cap in 2020, and take a look at the new ISO standard for “man overboard” systems which provides clear international technology guidelines for the first time.
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