Friday the 13th - a sunny but dark day for the cruise industry

It feels like yesterday, it was just recently. Coronasmitta was also discovered at sea. First, we noticed restrictions for passengers of a certain nationality or who visited risk areas. Relocated vessels and canceled cruises. Heat cameras, fever and health checks (which admittedly were already a routine in the cruise world). That was just the beginning. Now ...
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Birka Stockholm

Theme cruises attract generation 60 +

Birka at sea. Photo: Birka Cruises. Making things together and spending time with like-minded people is becoming more popular among one of the travel industry's largest customer groups, the 60 Plus. To meet the interest, Birka Cruises has increased the number of theme cruises with 80 percent compared with last year. Time is the new currency and it's all about ...
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Here, the Swedish crosses the crossing

Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo: Kristofer Scheiderbauer. Interest for cruises continues to grow, and the destination proved to be the most popular is the Caribbean. It shows the annual report of industry statistics from CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association. Looking backwards, the statistics show that Caribbean cruises gained a boost of 31 percent ...
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Robots on Costa Diadema this summer

At Costa Diadema, robots welcome passengers when they board this summer. Photo: Costa Cruises. Costa Cruises takes the service concept to a new level as the first shipping company launches human robots on board. The robots "Pepper" have the task of guiding the passengers correctly and interacting with them in three different languages. The ship ...
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Birka Cruises

Rawfood - Healthy News at Birka

The health trends also come to sea. Now Birka Cruises is hoping for the popular trend of raw food. Henceforth, the one who gets a fancy week on board can choose between classic Swedish fika from Nobel Condor Magnus Johansson and more healthy delights from Gott! by Malin. Birka has introduced the handmade raw food candy as an alternative coffee ...
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