Lifelong Adventure: Life in the luxe lane

With the arrival of Ritz-Carlton and Virgin Voyages on the horizon, Jillian Bolger explores the new luxe trend in cruising

16th September, 2018
The solstice-class Celebrity Reflection

Cruise ships have come a long way since P&O first introduced its passenger services in 1844. The forerunner of modern cruise holidays, the shipping company advertised its first cruise in 1904 on the 6,000-ton Vectis, a ship fitted to carry 150 first-class passengers. Fast forward to 2018, and the capacity of the world’s largest modern cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s new 228,018-ton Symphony of the Seas, is 5,518 passengers. Aside from the staggering scale of these...

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