As December nears its end, we’re looking back at stories which caught our attention over the last few months. The cruise industry continues to rebuild and grow in the post-pandemic world, as our Q4 2022 Cruise news round-up demonstrates.
October was another busy month for cruise and key articles from Cruise Industry News were as follows:- Agilysys aiming to streamline the cruise experience by further empowering mobile devices
- New cruise app launched by Curacao Ports Authority
- Norwegian Cruise Line to use Biodiesel and Methanol as future fuels
- Brunvoll and Hurtigruten to make the first zero emission ship by 2030
- Technical Innovation at Sea from DeCurtis
As providers of IT support and IT solutions for cruise, we’re mainly interested in stories relating to technology and innovation. Having worked in the industry for over 15 years, however, we’re also keen to hear about any other efforts that augment the overall cruise experience. When you spend a lot of time working in a specific area, you definitely develop a huge affiliation with it. As the years have passed, our team has also become more aware of how priorities can change. The world of 2022-2023 is a vastly different one to 2007, when ICE Support Ltd. was founded. Nowadays, sustainability is a crucial factor for most major industries. Our picks for October then are pieces which incorporate all of the aforementioned elements.
For November’s selection, we turn to our good friends at Seatrade Cruise:- Celebrity Solstice-class ships to feature advanced water treatment systems
- More MSC Cruises’ World-class ships to feature BIO-SEA ballast water treatment units
- Riverside Luxury Cruises implement Versonix Seaware
- Royal Caribbean opens new $125m Galveston terminal, a world-first zero-energy cruise terminal
Once again, our key criteria behind the articles chosen included tech innovation and sustainability in cruise. For more on these topics, you might want to read our own blog piece, “Sustainable tech in cruise”.(NB: This was based upon an original article we produced in conjunction with Seatrade Cruise.)
This month’s key updates have thus far included:- Fincantieri aims to become a global leader in sustainability and innovation for cruise (Seatrade Cruise News)
- World’s first digital cruise ship experience introduced by Celebrity Cruises (Cruise Industry News)
- Hurtigruten Expeditions describe SpaceX’s Starlink LEO technology as a ‘game changer’ for broadband connectivity at sea (Seatrade Cruise News)
So there you have it, another quarterly round-up of developments and revelations from the cruise industry. What did you think of ‘Q4 2022 Cruise news’? If you felt we missed anything deserving of an inclusion, then we would love to hear what it was and why… For now though, this is our last blog of 2022. We’ll be back in the new year with more news round-ups and product updates. We’ll also bring you more coverage of Q&A sessions held with our amazing people. If there is anything specific you would like to read about, we want you to let us know – in the meantime, all the best for 2023!