“Guests can fully immerse themselves in the culture of the places they’re visiting, providing memorable holidays”

in the culture of the places they’re visiting, providing them with truly memorable holidays.” To tap into “millennials’ desire to be at the

cutting edge of design”, she suggests its Edge Class ships, with Celebrity Apex launching in October.

Book it: A 12 night Celebrity Apex sailing from Barcelona on 10 October 2020 starts at £4,398pp, based on two sharing an oceanview stateroom. Calling at Marseille, Villefranche, Naples, Valletta and Palma de Majorca. •

FOR DISCERNING GOURMANDS Serve up the Foodie Cruise from youth-focused line U River Cruises for customers with a love of food and photography. New for 2020, the themed Rhine sailing is hosted by American food influencer The Grubfather. Alongside U’s popular regular activities – including paint and beer classes and silent discos – customers will enjoy a cooking demonstration and workshop on turning a love of food photography into a career. Uniworld UK managing director Chris

ABOVE: Millennial clients can feast on The Grubfather burgers with U by Uniworld

BELOW: Celebrity Cruises offers state-of-the-art gyms onboard its ships


Many cruise itineraries are currently being affected by the coronavirus. Visit for the latest updates on cruise itineraries and cruise line operations.

FOR EXPERIENCE HUNTERS Sharing her top tips for selling to millennials, Celebrity Cruises director of sales Claire Stirrup says: “We know that millennials put a premium on authentic experiences, and this provides a fantastic opportunity to capture the imaginations of an entirely new type of guest. One way we [do this] is in the wealth of destinations we travel to, particularly those that include overnight stops. [These] allow guests to fully immerse themselves


Townson says: “Themed cruises are a great way of attracting new audiences to the rivers. Once onboard, people realise the amazing benefits of a river cruise holiday, whether it be the ease of all-inclusive, flexibility and variety of shore excursions, or the incredible comfort and service.”

BOOK IT: Prices start at £2,869pp, based on two sharing a studio cabin for seven nights including flights, departing 14 August 2020. Calling at Rudesheim, Koblenz, Remagen, Cologne, Wesel, Hoorn and Amsterdam. •

FOR SUSTAINABILITY SEEKERS For clients interested in responsible tourism, highlight Royal Caribbean’s range of sustainable tours. These are offered by selected certified operators, with experiences from grape harvesting at a winery in Montevideo to exploring an underground river in Cozumel. On 5 November the line will launch Odyssey of the Seas, and its top deck is billed as its most

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