Full steam ahead
TOPSHOT – French German skipper Isabelle Joschke climbs on the mast of her Imoca 60 monohull MACSF on October 22, 2020 at the starting site of the 2020 edition of the Vendee Globe single-handed round-the-world race, which will start on November 8, 2020 in Les Sables-d’Olonne. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)
Eastern Eye Staff
by ANDY MARINO ONE part of the travel industry that has been making waves recently is luxury cruising. It has never been so popular, and bearing in mind the astonishing growth in numbers of both passengers and new ships, there are no signs of the sector slowing down. Leisure cruising was worth $23.3 billion (£17.5bn) worldwide in 2007 and $35.5bn (£26.7bn) in 2016. It is expected to rise to $57bn (£43bn) by 2027 – in other words, the industry has more than doubled in size over the past two decades. In fact, the three decades between 1990 and (projected) 2020…
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