Most passenger ships have been sitting idly at anchor since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the cruise industry last February. A few cruise lines had hoped to resume operations by year-end, but it now looks like it may be late spring of 2021 or later before most start sailing again. Until then, all I can do is dream about my favourite cruse destinations and where I will be sailing to once a Covid-19 vaccine makes travelling by ship safe again.
Cruising has expanded exponentially since the 1970s and there are now more than 300 cruise ships plying the seas in almost every part of the world. But Millennials are abandoning traditional types of vacations in favour of more authentic and adventurous types of travel. Will this generational change sink the cruise industry?
Not so long ago, some in the European Union were pushing for vacations to be declared a human right. But with Brexit on the horizon, the idea of a free cruise may no longer make sense, if it ever did.Continue reading “IS CRUISING A HUMAN RIGHT?”
Many modern passenger vessels look more like bloated condominiums than elegant ocean liners. But do all the fabulous amenities inside a ship make up for an ugly exterior?Continue reading “ARE CRUISE SHIPS UGLY?”