As cruise lines continue to adapt their operations in response to COVID, Seatrade Cruise Talks are staging an ongoing series of webinars to update us on the latest developments in the industry. Most recently, the topic was “Making Expedition Destinations Stronger than Ever,” featuring a panel of experts, moderated by Liz Gammon, an independent cruise consultant.
As you may know, expedition cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry. Gammon pointed out there are 39 new expedition vessels scheduled to launch in the next three years, with 57 currently taking passengers to exotic destinations, ranging from the Arctic to the Amazon River.
With cruising beginning to restart, it’s mostly the smaller ships leading the way, which include river and expedition cruising. The panel looked at what new precautions are being put in place as well as how shore excursions might change.
You can watch what they had to say here:
Editor’s note — Cover photo: Ultra-Luxury expedition cruise ship Scenic Eclipse in the Outer Hebrides, Courtesy Scenic