Travel Trends 2020

Living it up on the high seas

Cruise liners are pulling out the stops as savvy travellers take to vacations on water, with 19 ships making their debut this year, many of them boasting novel services and amenities

PHOTOS: CRYSTAL CRUISES, ROYAL CARRIBBEAN, CELEBRITY CRUISES, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

It is irresistibly romantic - and relaxing - to see the world while gliding through the vast ocean. How else can you sleep at one destination, wake up at another and never have to pack and unpack in between?

Small wonder then that the cruise industry is showing remarkable resilience, especially in the light of the flight-shaming movement that has skewed travel preferences towards options with a smaller carbon footprint.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Living it up on the high seas'. Subscribe