Future Cruise: A new digital magazine for the cruise industry

Future Cruise is a free digital magazine available online and for iPads. In the first issue we take a look at the hottest cruise trends, new cruise liners, the next level in personalising the onboard experience, how operators are improving their environmental performance, what specialist shipbuilders have to offer to the cruise sector, and more.


We’re excited to bring you a new digital magazine for the cruise industry, packed with the latest trends, business ideas and technological developments in the sector.

Future Cruise is available to read for free on the web and on iPads. To read it on the iPad, download our app from the App Store. You can also read our online version in a web browser.

The cruising landscape is evolving, with a future that promises high-tech travel, customised experiences and adventurous trips to remote locations. We take a look at trending formats, including adventure, eco and wine tasting cruises, and hear from Carnival about how its new wearable device, the Ocean Medallion, is shaping the future of personalised onboard service.

Plus, we look at the most exciting new ships setting sail, check in on MSC’s plans to build the biggest cruise line private island in the Caribbean, find out what specialist offshore shipbuilders can offer the cruise sector, and hear from the CLIA about efforts to improve environmental performance in the sector.

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In this issue

Setting sail in 2017
This year we will see the launch of a number of new luxury cruise liners from operators including Norwegian, Viking, MSC, Seabourn and Princess. Callum Tyndall rounds up the most exciting new ships setting sail in the coming months.
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Fit for royalty
Launched in April, Majestic Princess is the third Royal-class Princess Cruises ship – and the first Carnival Corporation vessel to be built specifically for the Chinese market. Katie Woodward takes a closer look at the 3,560-passenger vessel, which is one of the largest cruise ships sailing the seas today.
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The next big thing
The cruising landscape is changing with a future that promises high-tech travel, customised fitness programmes, design-conscious accommodation and adventurous trips to remote locations in luxurious surroundings. Frances Marcellin finds out more.
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Redefining personalisation
In November, the Ocean Medallion will make its debut on the Regal Princess. Gary Peters finds out how wearable device from Carnival is aiming to define the future of personalised cruising.
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In the footsteps of explorers
Gone are the days when cruises were considered a boring option for ageing holidaymakers; today’s cruise packages target young, affluent and daring customers. Katie Woodward takes a look at some of the most interesting adventure cruises.
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Cruising with a conscience
Environmentally conscious tourism is on the rise as travellers become more concerned about the footprint left behind by their holidays. While cruise ships continue to be big polluters, some operators are waking up to the economic opportunities of catering to eco-friendly tourists, as Eva Grey finds out.
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Wine tasting on the high seas
Themed cruises are becoming ever more popular, and those centred around food and drink are no exception. Callum Tyndall finds out how cruise operators are trying to attract a younger crowd with wine cruises and profiles some of the most successful and unexpected routes.
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Caribbean dreams
MSC Cruises has broken ground on what will become the biggest cruise line private island in the Caribbean. Frances Marcellin explores the plans for Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
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New territory
Offshore shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the oil and gas industry's downturn and some are diversifying into cruise ships in a bid to find new business. Frances Marcellin finds out what specialist shipbuilders have to offer to the cruise industry.
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Improving Environmental performance
The Cruise Lines International Association has released a new study highlighting the cruise industry’s efforts to improve its environmental performance.
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About Future Cruise

Future Cruise is a digital magazine for the cruise industry. Published in an exciting, interactive format which is available to read for free on the web and on iPads, this magazine brings together the latest news, trends, business insights and technological developments from the industry.

We keep up with the latest industry trends, ports and destinations, get strategic and business insights from cruise and port operators, find out what’s new in onboard entertainment and services, check in on the design and construction of new ships, and keep an eye on new developments in maintenance, safety and security, environmental issues and regulation.

Produced by an experienced editorial team with a strong background in B2B publishing and delivered to a global audience of decision-makers through our expansive industry network, Future Cruise is essential reading material for cruise industry professionals and an ideal platform for suppliers to the industry to showcase their products and services.

You can read Future Cruise for free on the iPad. Download our app to read the latest issue and browse the back issues in our archive.  You can also read the browser version for free on our web viewer. (Browser compatibility: The web viewer works in the latest two version of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, as well as in Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Some features may not be compatible with older browser versions.)

The next issue of Future Cruise will be published on 28 November. Sign up for a free subscription to receive an email notification when the issue is available.