With December looming, it is time for cruise industry news Nov 2021. Our regular round-up of updates this time includes the inaugural sailing of the world’s largest ship. We then look at a piece from the BBC on cutting-edge tech before ending with the recent naming of MSC’s stunning Virtuosa.
Royal Caribbean’s New Wonder Of The Seas Set To Sail
The start of the month saw Cruise Industry News release this positive story for the industry. Setting off from Chantiers, the latest ship from Royal Caribbean is the biggest ship in the world at 236,857 tonnes.
Wonder of the Seas stats
Overall length: 362 m
Overall width: 64 m
Passenger cabins: 2,807 cabins and 67 suites
Tonnage: 236,857 GRT
Robot Bartenders On Board
Next up we have this story on innovation in cruise from the BBC. A core value of theICEway ecosystem and all those on board it, cutting edge tech is shaping the way we all live. Nowadays, cruise passengers expect a certain level of connectivity and ease in how they live aboard ships.
One thing they perhaps do not expect is to be served at the bar by a robot! This article describes robot models that have been installed on nine Royal Caribbean cruise ships. The future is bright…
MSC Virtuosa Named In Dubai
This piece from our friends at Seatrade Cruise rounds the month up with another positive story. Last weekend saw the Virtuosa’s official naming ceremony take place at Dubai’s Port Rashid. ‘Godmother’ Sophia Loren lead the ribbon-cutting in what was quite a spectacle. This is yet more fantastic news for the cruise industry ahead of what could be another tricky period.
Cruise industry news Nov 2021 contains those stories which particularly piqued our interest this month. Of course, there were many others of note but which ones caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below. You can also read our pick of October’s top stories here.