Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas has returned to the UK after a multi-million pound upgrade. We get on board the revamped vessel to experience her new features, including SkyPad – a virtual reality bungee trampolining activity – laser tag and an escape room.
Also in the next issue, we talk to Regent Seven Seas Cruises to find out more about its ‘cruise of a lifetime’, which will span six continents, 13 seas, 30 countries and a total of 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and take a closer look at the cruise lines looking to cash in on partially thawed relations between Cuba and the US.
Moving to Barbados, we consider the reasons behind the government’s decision to form the National Cruise Development Commission to come up with a path forward for the country’s floundering cruise sector.
Finally, we take a closer look at the new hospitality empire set to launch aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, as well as explore other fine dining options on the high seas, and find out how V. Group’s ship management single digital platform can help cruise lines keep track of their large workforces.
EDITOR Katherine Woodward
GROUP EDITOR Susanne Hauner
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Daniel Garrun
WRITERS Joe Baker, Adele Berti, Ross Davies, Chris Lo, Frances Marcellin
MAGAZINE DESIGNER Paulius Zutautas
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Anett Arc, Marzia Compassi, Kate Cuntapay, Sara Basto, Marzia Del Gaone, Ashley Mcpherson, Tyrrell Lowe
LEAD DESIGNER John Hammond
DIGITAL PUBLISHING DIRECTOR
SALES MANAGER Doha Hammami
DEPUTY EDITOR Callum Tyndall
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