Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

3 Foreword On the road to recovery Cruise Lines International Association predicts that nearly 100 per cent of its ocean-going cruise line members will be back in operation by mid-2022. Good times are returning and palpable optimism is lifting our spirits. I have felt and seen it for myself among the joyful passengers and cheery crew onboard both Scenic Cruises’ Scenic Eclipse and Holland America Line’s Rotterdam in the past month! Cruising makes people happy and after the bad times that we’ve endured, a breath of fresh sea air is the perfect antidote to cure the blues. Our feature on page 34 shares the elation felt by cruise line CEOs as they celebrate their return to sea and once again focus on the future. Our keynote interview with Carnival Corporation’s Michel Nestour on page 8 covers various topics but it’s clear that he values one industry asset above any other: “What has amazed me since I started working in this industry is the diligence of its people.” The inimitable allure of the Mediterranean is the focus of our cover story on page 26. Saga Cruises’ Iain Powell sums it up neatly, saying: “the Mediterranean has it all.” Meanwhile, in our feature on page 40, we explore the recovery of the Florida-Caribbean cruise industry. Elsewhere, executives from Aurora Expeditions, Genting Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Nicko Cruises, Ponant, Virgin Voyages and Windstar Cruises share compelling insights into their itinerary planning strategies. Dive in and consume it all. We’re bouncing back and this issue will help revive your spirits as you look forward to the cruise adventures that await in 2022. Happy reading! Jon Ingleton Executive Editor, Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 20 22 Executive editor Jon Ingleton Editor Rebecca Gibson Editorial team Richard Humphreys, Alex Smith Editorial contributor Michele Witthaus Account managers Kimberley McLean, Shelly Palmer, Benedict Pask, Ben Surtees-Smith Publisher Toby Ingleton Production manager Stuart Fairbrother Design Bruce Graham, Libby Sidebotham Cover image courtesy of Marella Cruises Website development Chris Jackson Advertise Subscribe Published by Tudor Rose Tudor House, 6 Friar Lane Leicester LE1 5RA Tel: +44 116 2229900 ISSN 2633-4410 (Print) ISSN 2633-4429 (Online) Printed in Great Britain by Buxton Press © 2021 Tudor Rose Holdings Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be stored or transmitted or reproduced in any form or by any means, including whether by photocopying, scanning, downloading onto computer or otherwise without the prior written permission from Tudor Rose Holdings Ltd. Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. Acceptance of advertisements does not imply official endorsement of the products or services concerned. While every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any errors and/or omissions. Readers should take appropriate professional advice before acting on any issue raised herein. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject advertising material and editorial contributions. The publisher assumes no liability for the return or safety of unsolicited art, photography or manuscripts. £24.00