Cruise Trends for 2020 | Brownell Travel

Cruise Trends for 2020

There is no one-size-fits-all trip, especially when it comes to cruising. Each cruise line has a unique offering, both on-board and on land, and they are constantly enhancing the experience. So before we sail into the New Year, take a look at the top cruise trends for 2020.

Wellness on Board

Wellness is a buzzword in travel trends, and cruising is no exception. Many lines are stepping up their game with more spa experiences (think partnerships with Canyon Ranch), fitness activities, healthy cuisine, and even wellness-inspired excursions.


Forget the all-you-can-eat buffets and mediocre flavor – cruise lines are taking a hint from the Michelin-Star restaurant trend in hotels. From Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newly launched plant-based dishes to Seabourn’s partnership with world-renowned chef Thomas Keller to Silversea’s Sea And Land Taste (SALT) program, the cuisine is becoming a main draw to cruising.

Destination Experiences

Cruise lines aren’t just focusing on life on-board; they are making the destination experiences richer and more meaningful. Azamara Club Cruises has longer stays in port (8 PM departures or overnights for many ports-of-call), allowing you have more time to immerse yourself in the destination. Seabourn has an exclusive partnership with UNESCO, so guests can access exclusive and enhanced experiences.

Expedition & Luxury

Travelers who want to experience some of the world’s most hard-to-reach destinations but don’t want to sacrifice luxury can do so on cruise lines like Silversea and Seabourn. With Silversea Expeditions, you can go to Antarctica or the Galapagos aboard purpose-built expedition plus have the five-star experience that you expect from Silversea.

Experiences for All Ages

Whether it is a multi-generational trip, a babymoon, an quick family adventure, or an intimate trip with friends, there is a cruise for that. Cruise lines are offering itineraries and experiences that appeal to travelers of all ages and interests.

Ready to set sail and experience these cruise trends for yourself? Contact an advisor to start planning your next cruise.

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