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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

The ferry vacation experience

The ferry vacation experience
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, October 10, 2016

Jacqui Griffiths looks at how operators are positioning their crossings as part of their customers’ vacation experience

Operators are positioning their crossings as part of their customers’ vacation experience

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

Achieving great guest appeal across the world

Achieving great guest appeal across the world
By Lindsay James | Friday, April 8, 2016

Positively influencing guest ratings is an essential goal for ports, tourist boards and shorex operators. Lindsay James speaks to leaders from across the field to find out how they do it

We find out how ports, tourist boards and shorex operators are positively influencing guest ratings

Inside the class of 2016

Inside the class of 2016
By Bill Becken | Thursday, April 7, 2016

Interior innovations abound, both on ships under construction and on those undergoing refurbishment. Bill Becken reports on the latest trends

Interior innovations abound, both on ships under construction and on those undergoing refurbishment

Cruise Order Book: Record level of new berths in 2016

Cruise Order Book: Record level of new berths in 2016
By David Mott | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

With 12 large new ships to be delivered over the course of the year, new market entrants are also benefiting from positive market conditions. David Mott reports

With 12 large newbuilds to be delivered in 2016, the shipbuilding market remains strong 

The age of innovation enters the global ferry sector

The age of innovation enters the global ferry sector
By Michele Witthaus | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Innovations in design and technology promise to bring new possibilities to ferry design and operation. Michele Witthaus finds out what will be the biggest game changers for the ferry sector in the next few years

We find out what will be the biggest game changers for the ferry sector in the next few years

Cruising in contemporary Arabia

Cruising in contemporary Arabia
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Located at the crossroads of the East and West, the Arabian Gulf offers a diverse range of attractions. Rebecca Gibson explores how the Cruise Arabia Alliance is working with partners to promote the region to cruise operators

Cruise Arabia Alliance and its partners are working hard to promote the Arabian Gulf

Ferry order book: yards capitalise on new possibilities

Ferry order book: yards capitalise on new possibilities
By David Mott | Monday, December 28, 2015

David Mott looks at the implications for builders of recent global developments, including the reopening of Cuba ferry routes after 55 years

David Mott looks at the implications for builders of recent global developments

Securing the right support while berthed in port

Securing the right support while berthed in port
By Michele Witthaus | Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Passenger shipping operators depend on the efficient delivery of a range of services on the ground to keep their services running while they are in port. Michele Witthaus reports

Operators depend on the efficient delivery of services on the ground to keep their services running 

Secrets of sourcing success in the passenger shipping industry

Secrets of sourcing success in the passenger shipping industry
By Bill Becken | Monday, December 21, 2015

Decision makers tasked with food and beverage sourcing explain to Bill Becken how they tackle trends, costs, fluctuating demand and other challenges

Decision makers tasked with food and beverage sourcing explain how they tackle trends, costs and other challenges

Cruise order book: big yards share order windfall

Cruise order book: big yards share order windfall
By David Mott | Thursday, December 17, 2015

From Carnival’s new-style multiple ship contracts to confirmed orders for the Meyer-acquired yard at Turku, builders are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes. By David Mott

Shipbuilders are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes, reports David Mott

Ferry operators seek the upside of change

Ferry operators seek the upside of change
By Justin Merrigan | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ferry companies in several regions have done their best to manage geopolitical developments in recent months, some more successfully than others. Justin Merrigan reports

We find out how ferry companies in several regions have managed geopolitical developments

Capacity challenges for river cruising

Capacity challenges for river cruising
By Susan Parker | Monday, December 7, 2015

River ship christenings are becoming commonplace and there are more to come. Susan Parker talks to a handful of operators about how they are managing growth

River ship operators share how they are managing the growth of their fleets

Creating interiors that appeal to all passengers

Creating interiors that appeal to all passengers
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lindsay James speaks to industry experts about the importance of managing the different functional and aesthetic elements of a room in order to create the perfect setting for customers

Industry experts explain how they manage the functional and aesthetic elements of rooms on ships

Backing a best seller in the marine interiors industry

Backing a best seller in the marine interiors industry
By Sean Dudley | Monday, November 2, 2015

Sean Dudley speaks with major players in the marine interiors industry to find out what goes into creating a successful product that appeals to cruise and ferry lines, passengers and crew

Key industry players highlight what goes into creating a successful product that appeals everyone

Designing a new experience onboard

Designing a new experience onboard
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rebecca Gibson asks a senior panel of designers and outfitters to share their views, and the odd trade secret, about managing successful newbuild and refurbishment projects

A senior panel of designers and outfitters share their views about managing successful newbuild and refit projects

Going above and beyond

Going above and beyond
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, October 22, 2015

We hear from ports and tourist boards about the sometimes extraordinary lengths they go to in order to ensure magical destination experiences for visiting cruise passengers

Ports and tourist boards share how they ensure magical destination experiences for cruise guests

Creating lasting memories

Creating lasting memories
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rebecca Gibson explores how cruise lines work with ports and destination associations to plan immersive itineraries and shore excursions to enable guests to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

We explore how cruise lines and ports plan immersive itineraries that offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Reaching the remote

Reaching the remote
By Sean Dudley | Monday, October 5, 2015

Small-ship and expedition ship operators explain the attraction of visiting some of the world’s most remote ports and regions, many of which are inaccessible to larger ships

Small-ship and expedition ship operators explain the attraction of visiting the world’s most remote ports 

Ferry order book: Embattled operators take stock

Ferry order book: Embattled operators take stock
By David Mott | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ferry companies are going to great lengths in their search for shipbuilding expertise to manage fuel, emission and propulsion issues. David Mott reports

Ferry firms looking for shipbuilding expertise to manage fuel, emission and propulsion issues

Enter the game changers in marine operations

Enter the game changers in marine operations
By Susan Parker | Monday, April 20, 2015

From a marine operations perspective, design innovations impress most when they solve the really big challenges of running a ship. Susan Parker catches up with the latest developments

Susan Parker shares an update on the latest design innovations in the marine operations sector

Fitting out the dream onboard passenger ships

Fitting out the dream onboard passenger ships
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, April 20, 2015

There are fortunes – and reputations – to be made in supplying the ship environments that raise the bar for the guest experience on newbuilds and refits. Michele Witthaus hears from companies working on some of passenger shipping’s most exciting projects

We hear from companies working on some of passenger shipping’s most exciting projects

Adapting vessels to meet the demands of an extended cruise season

Adapting vessels to meet the demands of an extended cruise season
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, April 13, 2015

The cruise season in general has grown noticeably longer in recent years. New ships are being built with more adaptations for poor weather and rough seas as operators seek year-round deployment to boost return on investment. Port representatives tell Michele Witthaus what they are doing to attract more calls

Port representatives explain what they are doing to attract more calls

Fleet expansion echoes pre-recession era in the cruise industry

Fleet expansion echoes pre-recession era in the cruise industry
By David Mott | Thursday, April 9, 2015

David Mott looks at the planning behind a string of orders in the run-up to Christmas, with a series of major new ships contracted

We look at the planning behind a string of cruise newbuild orders in the run-up to Christmas

Singapore Cruise Centre is poised for growth

Singapore Cruise Centre is poised for growth
By Guest | Monday, April 6, 2015

Riding the wave of Asia’s buoyant cruise industry, Singapore Cruise Centre is well positioned to serve the millions of passengers that visit its shores every year. Sam Ballard reports

Riding the wave of Asia’s cruise industry, Singapore Cruise Centre serves millions of passengers

Winter wonderland: the Northern Norway cruising experience

Winter wonderland: the Northern Norway cruising experience
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, March 12, 2015

From reindeer sledging to the Northern Lights, Jon Ingleton reflects on a memorable trip to Norway

Cruising into the future

Cruising into the future
By Guest | Monday, January 12, 2015

Bermuda aims to ensure future cruising success

Following lines' lead

Following lines' lead
By Guest | Friday, January 9, 2015

The industry needs to learn from cruise line's success

St Lawrence welcome

St Lawrence welcome
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Strong partnerships ensure a good guest experience

A friendly strategy

A friendly strategy
By Michele Witthaus | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

French ports explain the new cruise Welcome scheme

Attracting operators

Attracting operators
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Port of Bordeaux highlights cruise traffic growth

Advancing joint aims

Advancing joint aims
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 5, 2015

MedCruise explains how ports and cruise groups collaborate

Planning for growth

Planning for growth
By Lynn Houghton | Friday, January 2, 2015

Crane Gladding outlines Norwegian's itinerary strategy