Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

5 CONTENTS Maiden season 54 Crystal Morgan explains why Princess Cruises has chosen the USA’s West Coast for Discovery Princess’ inaugural season Planner perspectives 56 Diana Block outlines how Virgin Voyages’ team establishes an identifiable brand with its itineraries 60 Kristin Badgett explains how Windstar Cruises’ adaptable approach to building its itineraries has helped it to create new sailings for 2022 62 Ponant’s Stephen Winter discusses plans for the line’s new expedition ship Le Commandant Charcot to sail to remote destinations 64 Raymond Lim shares how Genting Cruise Lines became the first cruise operator to restart sailing in Asia 66 Monique Ponfoort reflects on Aurora Expeditions’ ability to provide unique guest experiences and varied itineraries 68 MSC Cruises’ Marialuisa Iaccarino describes how the company is protecting people and places during cruises 70 Guido Laukamp tells CFR how Nicko Cruises develops diverse itineraries with multiple shore excursions for all guests Keynote 8 Michel Nestour outlines why Carnival Corporation believes port development and partnerships will play a crucial role in the long-term success of the cruise industry Marketwatch 14 A collection of updates from cruise lines, ports and destinations worldwide, as well as a lead interview with Ambassador Cruise Line’s Michelle Lupino Cover story 26 Cruise line executives discuss why the Mediterranean Sea is an enduringly popular destination for cruise travellers Features 34 Cruise line and port executives highlight their new itineraries, excursions and destinations as they return to service around the world 40 A look at how the Florida-Caribbean industry has collaborated to put itself firmly back on track towards a rapid recovery 14 40