While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with Crystal@Home. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
Genting Cruise Line is just one of the many travel companies implementing ways for travelers to change plans easily to provide peace of mind.
Norway’s North Atlantic coast is so rugged and irregular that, for centuries, towns perched at its edge depended upon ships for any contact with the rest of the world. Even today communications and commerce are provided by Hurtigruten, a combination cruise line and freight service moving goods and people on a continuous circuit between Bergen, in the south, and Kirkenes, high above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s Russian border.
With just 190 passengers and around 115 crew members, a Viking river cruise on a longship guarantees a high level of service, attention, activities and culture — a perfect choice for a family with adult children.
If you’ve wanted to take a family cruise, but held back over concerns about the potential negative impact cruising has on the environment, take heart. Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest and most influential cruise industry trade organization, is highlighting some key 2020 cruise trends — and environmental sustainability and destination stewardship top the list.