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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
As Conde Nast Traveler began to demonstrate with its cruise coverage in summer of 2011, cruising has become such an enormous industry that it’s become impossible for advertising-driven businesses to ignore it, even if they previously saw their brands above it.
Mass-market, buffet-fueled cruising is usually beyond the interest of the New York Times’ hyper-stylish T Magazine travel issues. This month, however, the issue dives deep into cruising and comes up with a few pearls:
- A couple’s story about taking a honeymoon cruise on the Queen Mary 2 out of Red Hook port in Brooklyn.
- A roundup of more interesting itineraries from major lines.
- The story of a first-time cruiser on Oceania’s M.S. Riviera.
Read the complete roundup here.