The issue of technology is never far away. We use it every day in both our personal and professional lives. Often, it can drive us mad, whether that be through poor performance or lack of knowledge on how to use it correctly.
While modern tech is clearly not universally loved, there’s no doubt that with every passing year, it is changing our society, workplaces and homes in profound ways.
The cruise sector is no stranger to these changes – and the biggest on yet could soon be on the horizon. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rarely out of the headlines. The foremost pro, say the experts, is in freeing up people for valuable tasks, while the cons are rooted in an uneasiness of how all-consuming it may become. Discover how AI is already starting to transform the cruise industry in this issues key analysis feature.
Inside you’ll also find a deep dive into the key elements of Cunard, as well as an inside look at Explora I and Riverside Mozart.
Our recent travels have taken us on Fred Olsen’s Borealis and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Viva, which you can read all about in the Exploring section. As ever, there are also all the latest updates from across river, luxury and expedition cruising.
We also look back at the CTN and CLIA Cruise Summit, which took place back in October. The event – which focused on preparing the industry for the upcoming wave period – saw the like of Google, TikTok, Fred Olsen, Riviera Travel and many others provide their expert insight.