As we march hastily through August, it’s time to look back at recent cruise updates. Cruise industry news Jul 2022 includes MSC Cruises further embracing sustainability by deploying electric buses in Barcelona. We then move onto the first international certification body to be appointed for Maritime Cyber Baseline. Finally, we look at Virgin Voyages’ attempts to improve the guest experience through technological innovation.
MSC Deploying Electric Tour Buses In Barcelona
The cruise line is fully committed to achieving net zero carbon emission operations by 2050. This new development promises to save almost 10,500 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year.
Cydome To Certify Vessels For Maritime Cyber Baseline
Cydome provides advanced cyber security protection for those fighting against cyber-criminals both on shore and off. The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme is supported by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). It enables vessel owners to mitigate the risks of cyber-attacks. It offers a path to compliance with the IMO Maritime Cyber Risk Management guidelines.
theICEway’s CRIBB Cyber Security brand is another certification body that shipping operators can turn to for help. Our experts have over 6 years’ experience in delivering cyber security solutions to the cruise industry.
Tech Innovation From Virgin Voyages
IT Director Andy Schwalb pointed out that eliminating ‘the connectivity barrier’ was a key objective. To that end, Virgin Voyages has worked closely with multi-orbit satellite player SES. Together they have developed several innovations, including the bonding of two satellite beams on the Valiant Lady. This will ensure greater bandwidth whilst they are also testing a 5G network connection on another ship.
That is all for ‘Cruise industry news Jul 2022’ – what did you make of our selection? If you have any feedback then we would love to hear from you.