The 2024 issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning is out now, offering exclusive insights from cruise industry leaders and those managing ports and destinations into the process of developing cruise routes that take guests around the world. Subscribe to view the digital edition or order a printed copy.
This year’s issue begins with a keynote interview with Jan Swartz, Carnival Corporation’s executive vice president of strategic operations, who discusses the cruise company’s recent restructuring and how it’s giving power back to its nine individual brands to enable them to develop the voyages that best suit their guests. Our cover story, meanwhile, explores the unique appeal of Hong Kong as a destination as the city charts its return to its position as Asia’s premier cruise hub.
Swartz is just one of the cruise executives sharing their insights in the issue, as we ask leaders at Azamara, TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Marella Cruises and APT for their views on itinerary planning in our Planner Perspectives section. Our Maiden Season articles also preview the itineraries of some of the most anticipated new cruise ships in the industry, including newbuilds for Silversea Cruises, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.
Elsewhere, we examine the growing momentum behind shore power initiatives in our ‘Sailing towards a greener future’ feature, as ports and technology providers discuss their progress in installing the emission-reducing technology. We also highlight the outstanding natural features and phenomena that travellers can experience on a cruise in our ‘Naturally appealing’ feature.
In the Association Highlights section, we begin with a special report on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and Atlantic Canada, before hearing from cruise associations from around the world on their work promoting the cruise industry in their region. Other highlights include reports, perspectives and interviews from ports and destinations, a regional spotlight on cruise itineraries in Asia, and the latest news and developments in our Marketwatch section.
We hope you enjoy the issue!
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