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CRUISE MILLENNIAL SAILINGS


action-packed yet. Adrenalin-junkies can jump onboard the line’s signature FlowRider surf simulator, Ripcord by iFly skydiving and the North Star glass observation capsule.


BOOK IT: A six-night Odyssey of the Seas cruise on 28 November 2020 starts at £525pp, based on two sharing an outside view cabin. Departing from Fort Lauderdale and calling at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Falmouth and Labadee. • royalcaribbean.com


ABOVE: Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady will have a barbershop onboard


BELOW: Palo, one of the child-free eateries onboard Disney Magic


FOR A TASTER OF LIFE AT SEA While Virgin Voyages stresses it isn’t targeting customers by age, but rather “a state of mind,” the line’s first vessel Scarlet Lady is packed with features to appeal to millennials. Virgin Voyages is banning single-use plastic, with Scarlet Lady hoping to make its inaugural voyage in August. The adults-only ship will offer sailings from three to 14 nights, with Wi-Fi, gratuities, a non-alcoholic drinks package and group fitness classes included. It also has a tattoo parlour and barbershop onboard.


BOOK IT: Prices average $1,100pp based on two sharing an inside cabin for four nights,


departing from Miami on various dates and calling at Key West and The Beach Club at Bimini. • trade-voyagestore.com


FOR A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE This summer Disney Cruise Line returns to Greece after a five-year hiatus, with three Mediterranean voyages from Rome on the Disney Magic. Two of the sailings will call at Messina – one of several new ports for the line this year. Alongside a strong family offering there is plenty to appeal to millennials without children. The numerous child- free areas include bars, a nightclub, the high-end Italian-themed restaurant Palo, the spa and a dedicated pool. Remind film buffs that movies from Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm premier at the same time onboard as they do on land.


BOOK IT: Twelve nights on Disney Magic starts at £4,707pp, based on two adults sharing a standard inside stateroom. Departing from Civitavecchia on 1 July 2020 and calling at Santorini, Cannes and Barcelona. Includes flights, one night in a hotel and transfers. • disneytravelagents.co.uk


CLIA’S THREE TOP TIPS


Clia UK & Ireland director Andy Harmer shares his tips for selling to millennials


Home in on responsible travel efforts: Many millennials place a high importance on sustainability, so focus on what lines are doing to help protect the environment, such as eliminating single-use plastic.


Reassure clients they can use Wi-Fi: Thanks to cruise lines investing heavily in the latest technologies, it’s becoming increasingly easy to stay connected even at sea – perfect for guests who want to keep in touch with friends and family.


Cruises are great for active customers: A growing trend we’re seeing is “sight-do” travel rather than “sight-see”. With state-of-the-art gyms onboard and active shore excursions, guests can get their fitness fix while they sail the oceans and discover new destinations.


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