Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Cruise Adviser. It’s been another important month on the road back to some sort of normality.
The Department for Transport has confirmed that it will allow cruise lines operating coastal cruises to operate at 50 per cent capacity – regardless of the total number of guests – upping it from a maximum of 1,000. The condition is that all guests must be double-vaccinated, prompting MSC Cruises to change its vaccination policy.
The Mediterranean line was the first to return, just as it was in 2020. It has since been joined by Viking and, more recently, P&O, Celebrity, Fred Olsen and Royal Caribbean. We continue to bring you all the latest news to help you keep track of this quickly changing landscape.
Our job isn’t just to provide news, but also to inspire you – and by extension your customers by reminding them what an incredible holiday cruise is. This month, we take a look at epic cruises – those from 20 to 100-plus nights – that take in destinations such as Singapore, French Polynesia and Australia.
Elsewhere, Jane Archer joins the newly refitted Celebrity Silhouette on a UK sailing, plus she also examines the best wellness options at sea in her How to Sell column – plus there’s plenty more. We hope you enjoy reading.
Cruise Adviser is the leading cruise publication for the travel trade. The award-winning magazine contains insightful comment, features, news and advice for those looking to sell cruise holidays. Uniquely aimed at frontline travel agents, two thirds of readers say the magazine has helped them make a sale.
Cruise Adviser is published monthly, and is out on the second Wednesday of the month.
Anthony Pearce, director
Design: The Studio
Sub-editing: Nathaniel Cramp
Advertising and partnerships
Sam Ballard, director
Bryan Johnson, senior sales manger
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