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Perfecting the dining experience at sea

Perfecting the dining experience at sea
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, April 19, 2019

Galleys and eateries are an essential ingredient in perfecting the onboard dining experience. Jacqui Griffiths asks operators how they surprise and delight passengers

We ask cruise operators why galleys and eateries are an essential ingredient in delighting passengers

How shipping firms are reducing their environmental impact

How shipping firms are reducing their environmental impact
By Michele Witthaus | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Michele Witthaus looks at the products and services that are making a difference

Michele Witthaus looks at the products and services that are making a difference

How do destinations create an unforgettable cruise experience?

How do destinations create an unforgettable cruise experience?
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, April 8, 2019

Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators what makes the places they visit truly special

Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators what makes the places they visit truly special

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 4, 2019

European lines are leading the way in environmentally friendly operations as they order dual-fuel and battery-powered ferries. Rebecca Gibson reports

European brands are leading the way in green operations as they order dual-fuel and battery ferries

An appetite for authenticity is driving cruise orders

An appetite for authenticity is driving cruise orders
By Michele Witthaus | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The thirst for a true sense of exploration at sea shows no signs of abating. Michele Witthaus highlights some of the new cruise ships that will meet the demand

We highlight some of the new cruise ships that will meet the demand for exploration at sea

What are cruise line leaders prioritising for 2019?

What are cruise line leaders prioritising for 2019?
By Guest | Monday, April 1, 2019

Jodi Ornstein asks cruise line executives to share their strategies on everything from sustainability and fleet enhancements, to itinerary planning and guest expectations

Executives from AmaWaterways, Tauck and Celebrity talk sustainability, guest experience and more

Five-star service to improve the passenger experience

Five-star service to improve the passenger experience
By Jacqui Griffiths | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Jacqui Griffiths explores how operators and suppliers are working together to deliver seamless services

Jacqui Griffiths explores how operators and suppliers are working together to deliver seamless services

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide
By Guest | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than US$1.3 billion of new vessels and associated infrastructure set to be built over the next four years. Justin Merrigan reports

Industry is growing with over US$1.3 billion of new vessels and infrastructure to be built in four years

Elevating the overall passenger experience

Elevating the overall passenger experience
By Guest | Friday, February 22, 2019

From environmental initiatives to going a step beyond with onboard furnishings, three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

Three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises
By Michele Witthaus | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The segment has continued to boom in recent months, with numerous operators ordering new ships. Michele Witthaus finds out more

Michele Witthaus finds out more about the segment and its recent boom 

How are ports are investing in their success?

How are ports are investing in their success?
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Many ports and port service companies are investing heavily in local improvement in order to sustain a five-star service for visiting cruise ships and their passengers. We take a look at some of the best initiatives

A look at the best ways ports’ are investing in local improvement to sustain five-star service

A cleaner and greener cruise and ferry industry

A cleaner and greener cruise and ferry industry
By Michele Witthaus | Friday, February 1, 2019

Michele Witthaus looks at how cruise and ferry operators are improving their environmental performance with innovative green solutions

Companies are helping operators improve environmental performance with green solutions

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Taking a look at the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship, with the latest power and propulsion systems

We highlight the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship

The importance of experience in maritime design

The importance of experience in maritime design
By Lindsay James | Friday, January 25, 2019

We asked a senior panel of interior designers, outfitters and suppliers to explain how they create and deliver outstanding public spaces onboard passenger ships

A panel of experts explain how they create and deliver outstanding public spaces on passenger ships

Making dining distinctive onboard cruise ships

Making dining distinctive onboard cruise ships
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Today’s sea travellers expect exciting food and beverage options to suit their personal tastes. Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators how they deliver the perfect mix

Operators share how they deliver the perfect food and beverage options to suit guests' personal tastes

The key to success in the quest for operational excellence

The key to success in the quest for operational excellence
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 19, 2018

The operations managers of the major cruise and ferry brands face multiple challenges in keeping their fleets afloat. Michele Witthaus finds out what’s top of the agenda for three of them

We ask Stena Teknik, Genting Cruise Lines and Scandlines how they keep their fleets afloat

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences
By Guest | Friday, July 6, 2018

Sam Ballard asks Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur Cruceros, Holland America Line, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line how they are creating itineraries with a balance between local activities and a regional immersion experience

Azamara, Pullmantur, Holland America, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line tells us more

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships
By Guest | Monday, July 2, 2018

Anthony Pearce speaks to experts from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Stena Line to understand how orchestrating the design of a ship is akin to planning a small city

Experts from Carnival, RCL and Stena explain how designing a ship is akin to planning a small city 

Introducing the first Cruise & Ferry Green List

Introducing the first Cruise & Ferry Green List
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, April 2, 2018

Michele Witthaus takes us on a virtual ship tour, highlighting some of the environmentally friendly products and services that are helping ship operators achieve regulatory compliance and cost savings

We share some of the eco-friendly solutions that help ship operators save costs and meet regulations 

Expanding horizons in the growing cruise industry

Expanding horizons in the growing cruise industry
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, March 19, 2018

Vadim Kashirin, director general of the Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg Marine Façade, shares the secrets of the port’s success as a tourist destination and discusses his plans for future growth

Vadim Kashirin from the Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg shares the secrets of the port’s success

The impact of plants and flowers onboard

The impact of plants and flowers onboard
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sincere, creative, passionate, fun and determined are all appropriate adjectives to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora. Jon Ingleton spent some time with her to find out about building green

Creative, passionate and determined are all ways to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora

Why does colour count onboard a cruise ship?

Why does colour count onboard a cruise ship?
By Jacqui Griffiths | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nicola Preece at AD Associates tells Jacqui Griffiths why colour is so important in the company’s marine interior designs

Nicola Preece at AD Associates explains why colour is so important in marine interior designs

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Friday, January 26, 2018

To ensure they differentiate themselves from the competition, cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different. We take a look at what’s on the horizon within the industry

Cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different

The secrets of appealing to all in the cruise industry

The secrets of appealing to all in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Friday, January 5, 2018

Cruise associations globally are continuously seeking strong source markets to ensure the industry continues to thrive. We hear from association representatives and port spokespeople about how they are looking to appeal to today’s cruise passengers

Cruise associations globally are continuously seeking strong source markets 

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 21, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

We take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

The importance of considering sustainability first

The importance of considering sustainability first
By Justin Merrigan | Friday, October 27, 2017

Justin Merrigan delves into some of the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Justin Merrigan explores the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Connecting people through the use of technology

Connecting people through the use of technology
By Guest | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sam Ballard talks to Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne to understand how technology is changing the way they communicate and operate

Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne tells us how technology is changing their operations

The place of ferries in the sustainable transport debate

The place of ferries in the sustainable transport debate
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, October 16, 2017

How green are ferries compared with transport alternatives? Three Northern Europe-based operators share their sustainability strategies with Michele Witthaus

Three Northern Europe-based operators share their sustainability strategies

Building the next generation of cruise ships

Building the next generation of cruise ships
By Guest | Friday, October 6, 2017

From massive fleet expansions to first-time newbuilds, the cruise industry is booming. Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships

Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships 

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all
By Susan Parker | Monday, September 4, 2017

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships, while the traditional shipyard map is changing as demand outstrips supply. Susan Parker reports

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry
By Guest | Friday, September 1, 2017

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers, Sam Ballard investigates some of the innovations that are making operations safer and more efficient

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers

What’s new and next?

What’s new and next?
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, September 1, 2017

Bigger, better and jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet. Rebecca Lambert reflects on the design trends that are shaping the future of cruising

Jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet

Entertainment for all

Entertainment for all
By Lindsay James | Thursday, August 17, 2017

Offering star-studded live shows, dedicated TV channels and artisan dining experiences, today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment offering. Lindsay James reports

Today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment 

What makes a destinations stand out?

What makes a destinations stand out?
By Sean Dudley | Friday, August 11, 2017

With such a range of cruise options available to today’s passengers, how do destinations showcase their offerings and ensure they stand out from the crowd? Sean Dudley hears from representatives of ports and tourist boards to find out

Ports and tourist boards share their secrets to attracting cruise passengers

The regeneration of Ogden Point

The regeneration of Ogden Point
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, July 14, 2017

Developments are underway at Victoria’s cruise terminal as Greater Victoria Harbour Authority goes ahead with plans to transform the port into a thriving cultural destination. Rebecca Lambert reports

Developments are underway at Victoria’s cruise terminal with plans to transform the port

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular
By David Mott | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Future Brexit uncertainty is not stopping European ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage. David Mott looks at the 2017 order book

Brexit uncertainty is not stopping ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage

Moving the global cruise industry forward together

Moving the global cruise industry forward together
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, February 7, 2017

We speak to cruise associations to find out what they would like to see cruise lines doing better in order to support their members and to help achieve their cruise industry goals

Cruise associations share how they would like cruise lines to help achieve their cruise industry goals

Setting new sustainability standards for cruising

Setting new sustainability standards for cruising
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

While the rising popularity of cruise holidays is a huge benefit to the industry, the associated environmental impact presents a significant shortcoming. With this in mind, ports are going to great lengths to help cruise ships in their sustainability endeavours

Ports are going to great lengths to help cruise ships in their sustainability endeavours

A winter sun success story in the Arabian Gulf

A winter sun success story in the Arabian Gulf
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ports across Arabia are busy building and upgrading their facilities as passengers arrive in search of winter sun. Rebecca Lambert speaks with members of the Cruise Arabia Alliance to find out more

The Cruise Arabia Alliance shares how its members are upgrading their port facilities

The ultimate natural cruise destination?

The ultimate natural cruise destination?
By Rebecca | Friday, November 4, 2016

Jon Ingleton reflects on his recent cruise trip to Norway, which was organised by Cruise Norway. Here he shares some of the main highlights

Jon Ingleton reflects on his recent cruise trip to Norway, which was organised by Cruise Norway

Building an environmentally friendly ferry fleet

Building an environmentally friendly ferry fleet
By David Mott | Tuesday, October 4, 2016

David Mott takes a look at some of the major orders for hybrid, dual-fuel ferries

David Mott takes a look at some of the major orders for hybrid, dual-fuel ferries

Setting new sustainability standards for cruise ports

Setting new sustainability standards for cruise ports
By Lindsay James | Monday, September 26, 2016

While the rising popularity of cruise holidays is a huge benefit to the industry, the associated environmental impact presents a significant shortcoming. With this in mind, ports are going to great lengths to help cruise ships in their sustainability endeavours

Ports are going to great lengths to help cruise ships in their sustainability endeavours

A refreshing change for Azamara’s twin sisters

A refreshing change for Azamara’s twin sisters
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, September 22, 2016

The elegant Azamara sisters needed some love and attention to restore their ageing interiors. Jon Ingleton speaks to Francesca Bucci, Bert Van Middendorp and other members of the project team after the ships successfully re-entered service

We speak to Francesca Bucci, Bert Van Middendorp and other members of the project team

Growing the global cruise fleet

Growing the global cruise fleet
By David Mott | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The cruise industry order book now stretches a record 10 years ahead with major newbuild deliveries scheduled up to 2026. David Mott reports

The cruise industry order book now stretches a record 10 years ahead

Joining forces

Joining forces
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, September 16, 2016

Jacqui Griffiths invites industry executives to discuss how commercial partnerships can help ferry operators optimise performance

Executives discuss how commercial partnerships help ferry operators optimise performance

Managing a mighty supply chain

Managing a mighty supply chain
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, May 9, 2016

Keeping ships sailing and guests happy relies on an immense supply chain involving complex systems and thousands of suppliers. Jacqui Griffiths asks operators and suppliers how they meet every stakeholder’s expectations

Operators and suppliers how they manage the supply chain to keep ships sailing and guests happy

The art of shaping shore excursions

The art of shaping shore excursions
By Guest | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shore excursion options have never been more diverse. We find out how destinations and shorex providers manage the demands of cruise lines and their guests

We find out how destinations and shorex providers manage the demands of cruise lines and their guests

Offering quality communications at cruising speed

Offering quality communications at cruising speed
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cruise and ferry operators depend on their IT providers to enable ever faster and more convenient connectivity for their ships. We hear from a few of the busiest players in this competitive market

IT providers tell us how they are enabling faster and more convenient connectivity for ships

Multi-ship contracts for several yards

Multi-ship contracts for several yards
By David Mott | Monday, April 18, 2016

A number of operators are boosting their future fleets with big orders. David Mott looks at the most lucrative agreements and hears from those that will carry out the work

We speak to the yards that will carry out the biggest ship orders for operators

Remaining competitive in a fast-growing industry

Remaining competitive in a fast-growing industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rebecca Gibson invites cruise line executives to share their key priorities and provide insights into what makes their ships and brands so successful

We invite cruise executives to share their key priorities and what makes their brands so successful