There’s no excuse for including this video on a blog about cruise ships – except it’s from Korea, a country I visited on Diamond Princess earlier this year. But these irresistable dancing robots were one of the hits of the opening day of World Travel Market 2012 at London’s ExCel Centre yesterday. I’m sure there are more professional videos around than the one I captured with my Blackberry, but enjoy!
The cruise industry seems to ignore the event – I met plenty of river cruise operators yesterday but none of the ocean-going giants was represented. Travel Weekly editor Lucy Huxley hosts a Cruise Debate later today, but the much-trumpeted “rare public appearance” by Carnival’s Micky Arison will be by video link from Miami. He’s not making the journey to London, although he will be represented on stage by Carnival UK boss David Dingle, and Costa’s Michael Thamm.