The recent IPCC environmental report was yet another reminder of the serious damage we are doing to the planet. And last week we saw record high temperatures in Europe, while at the same time it seems like half the Mediterranean is burning in front of us. Don’t forget the devastating floods last month in Germany and Belgium. Or the heat waves sweeping across the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and Siberia is on fire. I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but Siberia is on fire.
Okay, maybe I’m trying to be alarmist, but I think that’s a reasonable reaction given the situation we find ourselves in. Industries around the world need to seriously consider their operations and their impact on the world we all live in, and unsurprisingly, the cruise industry is part of the problem. In this issue, we take a look at LNG, as we try to determine whether it can help reduce carbon emissions from cruise ships (it probably does) and whether we will see widespread adoption (we probably should. ).
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In addition to this, we take a look at how different operators are implementing the mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for passengers, and how wearable technology is helping to improve contactless service on board ships, which is particularly useful these days.
Finally, we chat with Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway about their new technology to help cruise ships plan their trips and avoid port congestion, and profile Celebrity Cruises’ new ship, which is touted as the destination of choice. for a luxurious and holistic well-being. to live.
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Peter Nilson, editor
In this problem
Fuel of the future: the pros and cons of LNG cruise ships
The cruise industry is increasingly aware of its environmental impact and has turned to alternative and cleaner fuels. Liquid natural gas is a popular choice because it is one of the cleanest non-electric marine fuels. Frankie Youd explores the pros and cons of using LNG and examines whether it is the future fuel of choice for the cruise industry.
No vaccine, no travel: explore compulsory vaccination on a cruise
As the cruise industry begins to take to the seas again, many cruise lines are making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for passengers. Frankie Youd speaks with cruise lines to discuss their new vaccination policies and the measures they have put in place to ensure the crew can sail safely again.
Plan itineraries with Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway
Danish and Norwegian companies Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway have teamed up to launch Itinerary Planner, a new technology to help liners plan their trips and avoid port congestion, helping the industry get back on its feet after a year and half disastrous. Ilaria Grasso Macola spoke with the two companies to find out how they can shape the cruise industry in the Baltic region.
OceanMedallion has contactless cruising
Princess Cruises’ OceanMedallion experience was deployed fleet-wide during the cruise industry shutdown, meaning all ships now offer unique contactless technologies that deliver high levels of contactless service on board and have been used to support new health protocols. Francoise Marcellin reports.
Celebrity Cruise goes beyond design and wellness
Celebrity Cruises’ new Beyond vessel will launch next year, with Gwyneth Paltrow as a wellness advisor and a female wellness panel of leading female wellness entrepreneurs. From in-room fitness menus to cashmere mattresses and a new plant-based restaurant, Beyond is establishing itself as the go-to destination for a luxury holistic wellness experience. Francoise Marcellin reports.
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