Interviews

The importance of establishing efficient innovation

The importance of establishing efficient innovation
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, June 18, 2018

Trimline and PEC are developing a new lightweight composite cabin that could soon become the norm in the cruise and ferry industries. Jon Ingleton speaks to Neil Quinlan to find out more

Trimline and PEC are developing a new lightweight composite cabin that could soon become the norm 

How to offer effective customer communications in shipping

How to offer effective customer communications in shipping
By Sean Dudley | Friday, June 8, 2018

Sean Dudley speaks to Idris Shahpurwalla of Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers to find out what separates the company from the competition

Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers explains what separates the company from the competition

Designing unique experiences onboard cruise ships

Designing unique experiences onboard cruise ships
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jacqui Griffiths asked Marco de Jorio about how De Jorio Design International creates boundary-pushing designs in an evolving cruise industry

Marco de Jorio explains how De Jorio Design International creates boundary-pushing designs 

The importance of delivering sustainable quality

The importance of delivering sustainable quality
By Sean Dudley | Monday, June 4, 2018

Jimmy Ahlgren of Elmo Leather outlines the key areas of focus when it comes to creating a quality product

Elmo Leather's Jimmy Ahlgren outlines the areas of focus when it comes to creating a quality product

Why Brittany Ferries is building a green machine

Why Brittany Ferries is building a green machine
By Guest | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, tells Anthony Pearce how the company’s first LNG-powered ship is a bold step towards more sustainable travel

CEO Christophe Mathieu explains how the line's first LNG-powered ship is a step to sustainable travel

Creating a cruise experience like no other in Miami

Creating a cruise experience like no other in Miami
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Juan Kuryla, PortMiami’s director and CEO, takes some time out of his busy schedule to tell Lindsay James why PortMiami is so successful

Juan Kuryla, PortMiami’s director and CEO, explains why the US port is so successful

How to be at the cutting edge in the cruise industry

How to be at the cutting edge in the cruise industry
By Guest | Friday, May 25, 2018

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo tells Sam Ballard why the innovations Celebrity Cruises is pioneering will make the industry better for consumers and crew alike

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo explains why the innovations Celebrity Cruises is making will improve the industry 

How Hong Kong's iconic ferry brand has stood the test of time

How Hong Kong's iconic ferry brand has stood the test of time
By Guest | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Star Ferry has been part of Hong Kong’s waterfront for 120 years and aims to renew its franchise in 2018. Sandra Speares talks to general manager Johnny Leung

Johnny Leung tells us Star Ferry's plans to remain a key part of Hong Kong’s waterfront 

Why cruise guests can expect a warm welcome in the Saint Lawrence region

Why cruise guests can expect a warm welcome in the Saint Lawrence region
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 17, 2018

René Trépanier, executive director of Cruise the Saint Lawrence, tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is working with partners to fly the flag for Canada

René Trépanier explains how the organisation is working with partners to fly the flag for Canada

A successful step into the unknown in the ferry industry

A successful step into the unknown in the ferry industry
By David Mott | Friday, May 11, 2018

David Mott speaks to Amy Scarton to see how the US transport expert has adapted to her new role at Washington State Ferries

Amy Scarton explains how she has adapted to her new role at Washington State Ferries

Port of Galveston: A port with significant potential

Port of Galveston: A port with significant potential
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sean Dudley speaks to Rodger Rees, the newly appointed port director at the Port of Galveston, to find out what he hopes to bring to the role in the months to come

Rodger Rees explains what he hopes to bring to his new role as port director 

Creating a Caribbean cruising haven in Barbados

Creating a Caribbean cruising haven in Barbados
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cheryl Franklin, executive director of Cruise Barbados, tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is working with partners to encourage cruise lines to make longer calls and bring bigger ships to Barbados

Cheryl Franklin shares how Cruise Barbados and its partners are attracting more calls and bigger ships

How MME Group is helping shipowners to combat corrosion

How MME Group is helping shipowners to combat corrosion
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Michaël Roerade and Eric Bouman outline how the company’s systems reduce the risk of corrosion and marine growth damaging vessels

Michaël Roerade and Eric Bouman outline how the company’s systems reduce the risk of corrosion 

Zadar: A new emerging Mediterranean hotspot

Zadar: A new emerging Mediterranean hotspot
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 19, 2018

Robert Škific´ tells Rebecca Gibson how Zadar Port Authority is capitalising on Croatia’s rising cruise reputation by opening a new terminal in Gaženica this year

Robert Škific´how Zadar Port Authority is capitalising on Croatia’s rising cruise reputation 

The importance of creating a holistic digital environment on cruise ships

The importance of creating a holistic digital environment on cruise ships
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 13, 2018

With today’s cruise and ferry passengers expecting a certain level of connectivity, Telenor Maritime provides mobile, wi-fi, 3G, 4G coverage onboard, with 5G coming soon. Sean Dudley speaks to Jan Erik Norli from the company to find out more

Jan Erik Norli from Telenor Maritime tells us about connectivity at sea 

How MJM Group is helping Azamara reshape its fleet

How MJM Group is helping Azamara reshape its fleet
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Azamara Club Cruises is to welcome Azamara Pursuit after a major refit by MJM Group in Northern Ireland. Jon Ingleton speaks with both companies’ leaders Larry Pimentel and Brian McConville to learn more

We learn about the refit project on Azamara Pursuit from Larry Pimentel and Brian McConville

Why Arnold Donald extols the virtue of listening at Carnival Corporation

Why Arnold Donald extols the virtue of listening at Carnival Corporation
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Arnold Donald explains to Rebecca Gibson how taking time to fully understand Carnival Corporation’s unique business strengths, thinking innovatively and hiring diversely enables the company to exceed guest expectations every time

Donald tells us how thinking and hiring diversely enables the company to exceed guest expectations

The route to standardisation for Stena Line Onboard Services

The route to standardisation for Stena Line Onboard Services
By Guest | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Stena pushes ahead with its ‘one company’ strategy, which will redefine the future internal appearance of Europe’s largest ferry line and see it digitise the interiors of 36 of its ferries. David Mott reports

Stena pushes ahead with its ‘one company’ strategy, which will redefine the future 

Tillberg Design is riding the wave of success

Tillberg Design is riding the wave of success
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, February 26, 2018

Tillberg Design of Sweden’s Fredrik Johansson discusses the company’s latest projects and the secrets of its success

Tillberg Design of Sweden’s Fredrik Johansson discusses the company’s latest projects 

New discoveries on the horizon for Saga Cruises

New discoveries on the horizon for Saga Cruises
By Guest | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anthony Pearce talks to Saga Cruises’ chief executive Robin Shaw about the joys of designing Spirit of Discovery from scratch

Anthony Pearce talks to Saga Cruises’ Robin Shaw about the joys of designing Spirit of Discovery