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MAY 2020

In the last issue of Future Cruise, writers went head to head to discuss the cruise ship launches they were most excited for in 2020. Just a few months later, the global cruise industry is fighting to survive.

In these unprecedented times, we take a closer look behind the scenes at an industry in dire straits. What will be the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry? Will operators bear the strain? And what steps will those that survive need to take to ensure the perception of cruise holidays is not irrevocably damaged?

Also in this issue, we find out how cruise companies are keeping up engagement with customers through virtual content; find out whether tall ship cruises could make a comeback in the future; and ask Lindblad Expeditions’ Bruce Tschampel about the key to greener cruise operations.

We also investigate current and upcoming food trends on ships, and ask how SAT>IP technology is unlocking the potential for satellite-powered television services for passengers.

Joe Baker, editor