Interviews

TUI Cruises on playing the numbers game

TUI Cruises on playing the numbers game
By Guest | Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sam Ballard speaks to Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, about the company’s plans for cruise industry domination

CEO Wybcke Meier about the company’s plans for cruise industry domination

Wärtsilä is making smart investments for long-term payback

Wärtsilä is making smart investments for long-term payback
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, October 20, 2017

Tomas Hakala, vice president of services and solutions management at Wärtsilä, tells us why it’s important to keep energy efficiency in mind throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Tomas Hakala shares energy efficiency is important throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Leading the way in environmental sustainability

Leading the way in environmental sustainability
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, October 20, 2017

Costa Group and Carnival Asia CEO Michael Thamm tells Jacqui Griffiths about the group’s role in safety, environmental sustainability and new markets

Costa Group and Carnival Asia CEO Michael Thamm discusses safety and environmental sustainability 

Setting high ferry standards in Scandinavia

Setting high ferry standards in Scandinavia
By Justin Merrigan | Monday, October 16, 2017

Rikard Ternblom explains to Justin Merrigan how Fjord Line is building on its recent successes to remain a serious player in Scandinavia’s cruise ferry sector

Rikard Ternblom explains how Fjord Line is building on its recent successes 

How China is helping SunStone Ships grow

How China is helping SunStone Ships grow
By Lindsay James | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Niels-Erik Lund, founder and president of SunStone Ships, tells Lindsay James why he has turned to China to help the company expand its fleet and stay ahead long into the future

Niels-Erik Lund explains why he has turned to China to help the company expand its expedition fleet

ABB takes digitisation out onto the seas

ABB takes digitisation out onto the seas
By Lindsay James | Sunday, October 8, 2017

Digital technologies are transforming every industry, and the cruise and ferry market is no exception. Marcus Högblom from ABB tells Lindsay James more

Marcus Högblom from ABB tells Lindsay James about digital technologies and the cruise market

Why Royal Caribbean is such a true pioneer

Why Royal Caribbean is such a true pioneer
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

From the first at-sea rock climbing walls, to movable platforms and new fuel cell technology, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s six brands continue to bring innovations to the cruise industry. Chairman and CEO Richard Fain talks to Rebecca Gibson ahead of the company’s 50th anniversary

Chairman and CEO Richard Fain talks about innovations ahead of RCL's 50th anniversary 


Making history on the Solent

Making history on the Solent
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Keith Greenfield talks to Rebecca Gibson about the investments Wightlink is making to ensure its fleet remains fresh and environmentally friendly

Keith Greenfield discusses how Wightlink ensures it remains environmentally friendly 

Investing in green ferries

Investing in green ferries
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, August 28, 2017

Paul Melles talks to Jon Ingleton about Rederij Doeksen’s order for two new eco-friendly 70-metre aluminium catamarans from Strategic Marine

Paul Melles talks about Rederij Doeksen’s order from Strategic Marine

Going above and beyond

Going above and beyond
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Since opening in 2016, Tortola Pier Park has become one of the flagship cruise and shopping facilities in the Caribbean. Dona Regis, the park’s CEO, tells Lindsay James why she’s striving for even more

Tortola Pier Park has become one of the flagship cruise and shopping facilities in the Caribbean 


Diverse delights

Diverse delights
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks to Ports of Jersey’s Myra Shacklady to find out what makes the island so enticing for cruise passengers

Myra Shacklady explains what makes the island enticing for cruise passengers 

Discovering Dominica

Discovering Dominica
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 14, 2017

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise as the island’s tourism authority diversifies its shore excursion programme and collaborates more closely with cruise lines

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise 


Crystal clear

Crystal clear
By Guest | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The breakneck speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president Edie Rodriguez, nicknamed Speedy Edie. Sam Ballard finds out why

The speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president nicknamed Speedy Edie. 

Creating the perfect cruise experience

Creating the perfect cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Michael Jungen gives Rebecca Gibson an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device that will help Carnival Corporation personalise the guest experience

Michael Jungen gives an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device 

Creating floating gardens

Creating floating gardens
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, August 4, 2017

Barbara Bressem, partner and managing director at Dauerflora, explains to Jon Ingleton how the interior landscaping company uses plants and greenery to transform passenger ships

Barbara Bressemm explains how the interior landscaping company uses plants to transform ships

Colour impressions

Colour impressions
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Georgina Wright, textile design consultant for Elmo Leather, talks Jon Ingleton through the mysterious art of colour palette development and selection for appealing and contemporary interiors

Georgina Wright discusses the mysterious art of colour palette development


Changing times at Pullmantur Group

Changing times at Pullmantur Group
By Guest | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sandra Speares finds out how Richard J. Vogel has settled into his new role as president and CEO of Pullmantur Group and hears about his key priorities

Richard J. Vogel tells us how he has settled into his new role as president of Pullmantur Group 


Building on 165 years of success

Building on 165 years of success
By Justin Merrigan | Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services after securing an operating contract on Scotland’s west coast

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services 


Building for the future

Building for the future
By Guest | Monday, July 31, 2017

Costa Cruises is investing in its hardware and people to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Costa Cruises is investing to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Bringing coal-face experience

Bringing coal-face experience
By Guest | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sandra Speares catches up with Eamonn O’Reilly to hear about Dublin Port Company’s achievements and his new role as chair of the European Sea Ports Organisation

Sandra Speares speaks to Eamonn O’Reilly about Dublin Port Company’s achievements