Welcome to the November issue of Cruise Adviser, jam-packed with top news stories, video interviews and inspiring features.
It’s been a busy few weeks for the cruise industry. At CLIA’s Selling Cruise Day in Southampton earlier this month, the outlook for cruise for 2022 was overwhelmingly positive, with industry heavyweights confident that next year will bring a wealth of opportunity for travel agents. Read more about the event here.
Hot new cruise destination Saudi Arabia is our cover star for this month as writer Florence Derrick explores the under-the-radar country onboard ultra-luxury super yacht Scenic Eclipse. MSC is also starting its Saudi programme on November 13, suggesting that the country could be the next big thing.
Undiscovered and packed with natural wonders, Saudi Arabia is the perfect destination to suggest to well-heeled clients who have done Antarctica and are looking for their next adventure.
Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to take a tour of Holland America Line’s fabulous new ship Rotterdam as it made a brief stop on the Isle of Portland en route to the Caribbean. Read about the ship’s highlights here.
– Janine Kelso, editor
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Janine Kelso, editor
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