Cruising [world Service]

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01Cruising - New Destinations - The Documentary2016081620160820 (WS)

The new market for cruise holidays in China and Africa

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

China is a huge new market for the cruise industry. Philip Dodd cruises across the South China Sea to find out how the Chinese have taken to life on board ship.

Boarding in Shanghai Philip meets the passengers and crew who will sail the coast of China down to Hong Kong. The Chinese want different things from a cruise from Westerners – they don’t want to sit in the sun. What they do want though is more of a sense of community on board. Ships are now being fitted especially for the Chinese market with these requirements in mind.

As well as Asia, Philip looks to see if there is an appetite for cruising on the continent of Africa. He’ll be talking to the market specialists in South Africa where the numbers are on the rise.

Picture: Cruise ship in Hong Kong, Credit: Philip Dodd

01Cruising - New Destinations - The Documentary20160816

The new market for cruise holidays in China and Africa

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

China is a huge new market for the cruise industry. Philip Dodd cruises across the South China Sea to find out how the Chinese have taken to life on board ship.

Boarding in Shanghai Philip meets the passengers and crew who will sail the coast of China down to Hong Kong. The Chinese want different things from a cruise from Westerners – they don’t want to sit in the sun. What they do want though is more of a sense of community on board. Ships are now being fitted especially for the Chinese market with these requirements in mind.

As well as Asia, Philip looks to see if there is an appetite for cruising on the continent of Africa. He’ll be talking to the market specialists in South Africa where the numbers are on the rise.

Picture: Cruise ship in Hong Kong, Credit: Philip Dodd

01The Documentary20160816

01The Documentary20160816

China is a huge new market for the cruise industry. Philip Dodd cruises across the South China Sea to find out how the Chinese have taken to life on board ship.

Boarding in Shanghai Philip meets the passengers and crew who will sail the coast of China down to Hong Kong. The Chinese want different things from a cruise from Westerners – they don’t want to sit in the sun. What they do want though is more of a sense of community on board. Ships are now being fitted especially for the Chinese market with these requirements in mind.

As well as Asia, Philip looks to see if there is an appetite for cruising on the continent of Africa. He’ll be talking to the market specialists in South Africa where the numbers are on the rise.

Picture: Cruise ship in Hong Kong, Credit: Philip Dodd

01The Documentary20160816

The new market for cruise holidays in China and Africa

01The Documentary2016081620160820 (WS)

The new market for cruise holidays in China and Africa

China is a huge new market for the cruise industry. Philip Dodd cruises across the South China Sea to find out how the Chinese have taken to life on board ship.

Boarding in Shanghai Philip meets the passengers and crew who will sail the coast of China down to Hong Kong. The Chinese want different things from a cruise from Westerners – they don’t want to sit in the sun. What they do want though is more of a sense of community on board. Ships are now being fitted especially for the Chinese market with these requirements in mind.

As well as Asia, Philip looks to see if there is an appetite for cruising on the continent of Africa. He’ll be talking to the market specialists in South Africa where the numbers are on the rise.

Picture: Cruise ship in Hong Kong, Credit: Philip Dodd

01The Documentary2016081620160820 (WS)

The new market for cruise holidays in China and Africa

02Cruising: Bad for the World? - The Documentary2016082320160827 (WS)

The environmental impact of mass tourism on cruise liners as China gets on board

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Philip Dodd looks at the impact that mass tourism on cruise liners can have. He talks to the people who benefit from the arrival of the huge new ships, and those who are unhappy about the environmental impact. He talks to the Mayor of Venice who believes his city can cope, and others who believe Venice is at huge risk of lasting environmental damage. He also talks to the experts on Antarctica, who analyse a situation where increasing numbers of people want to experience the beauty of one of the last remaining wildernesses of the world. Is cruising good for passengers and bad for the world? Or are we worrying unnecessarily?

(Photo: The three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Credit: James Morgan/Cunard Line/Getty Images)

02Cruising: Bad for the World? - The Documentary20160823

The environmental impact of mass tourism on cruise liners as China gets on board

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Philip Dodd looks at the impact that mass tourism on cruise liners can have. He talks to the people who benefit from the arrival of the huge new ships, and those who are unhappy about the environmental impact. He talks to the Mayor of Venice who believes his city can cope, and others who believe Venice is at huge risk of lasting environmental damage. He also talks to the experts on Antarctica, who analyse a situation where increasing numbers of people want to experience the beauty of one of the last remaining wildernesses of the world. Is cruising good for passengers and bad for the world? Or are we worrying unnecessarily?

(Photo: The three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Credit: James Morgan/Cunard Line/Getty Images)

02The Documentary20160823

02The Documentary20160823

Philip Dodd looks at the impact that mass tourism on cruise liners can have. He talks to the people who benefit from the arrival of the huge new ships, and those who are unhappy about the environmental impact. He talks to the Mayor of Venice who believes his city can cope, and others who believe Venice is at huge risk of lasting environmental damage. He also talks to the experts on Antarctica, who analyse a situation where increasing numbers of people want to experience the beauty of one of the last remaining wildernesses of the world. Is cruising good for passengers and bad for the world? Or are we worrying unnecessarily?

(Photo: The three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Credit: James Morgan/Cunard Line/Getty Images)

02The Documentary20160823

The environmental impact of mass tourism on cruise liners as China gets on board

02The Documentary2016082320160827 (WS)

The environmental impact of mass tourism on cruise liners as China gets on board

Philip Dodd looks at the impact that mass tourism on cruise liners can have. He talks to the people who benefit from the arrival of the huge new ships, and those who are unhappy about the environmental impact. He talks to the Mayor of Venice who believes his city can cope, and others who believe Venice is at huge risk of lasting environmental damage. He also talks to the experts on Antarctica, who analyse a situation where increasing numbers of people want to experience the beauty of one of the last remaining wildernesses of the world. Is cruising good for passengers and bad for the world? Or are we worrying unnecessarily?

(Photo: The three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Credit: James Morgan/Cunard Line/Getty Images)

02The Documentary2016082320160827 (WS)

The environmental impact of mass tourism on cruise liners as China gets on board