Interviews

How Cunard is taking cruise itinerary planning to a new level

How Cunard is taking cruise itinerary planning to a new level
By Bill Becken | Friday, January 19, 2018

Cunard Line’s Josh Liebowitz explains to Bill Becken how the company’s itinerary planning will take shape in 2018 and beyond

Josh Liebowitz explains how the cruise line will plan voyages for 2018 and beyond

P&O Cruises Australia is on a high down under

P&O Cruises Australia is on a high down under
By Guest | Monday, January 15, 2018

Sture Myrmell, president of P&O Cruises Australia, shares his thoughts on the rapid cruise growth in Australasia with Anthony Pearce

Sture Myrmell shares his thoughts on the rapid cruise growth in Australasia 

Expanding the excitement to more cruise guests

Expanding the excitement to more cruise guests
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marlene Usher tells Sean Dudley about plans for a second cruise berth at Port of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada

Marlene Usher explains the plans for a second cruise berth at Port of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada

A look at a record-breaking 2017 at Portland Port

A look at a record-breaking 2017 at Portland Port
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Since the arrival of general manager Ian McQuade, Portland Port – situated on England’s south coast – has witnessed remarkable growth within the cruise sector

Since the arrival of general manager Ian McQuade, the UK port has witnessed remarkable growth 

Orkney: A land steeped in history and culture

Orkney: A land steeped in history and culture
By Sean Dudley | Saturday, December 30, 2017

Frequently included in itineraries around Britain and the North Atlantic, Orkney boasts an impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors. Sean Dudley caught up with Michael Morrison from the Harbour Authority in Orkney to find out why the islands are proving so popular

Orkney boasts an impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors

How CLIA is balancing growth with environmental sensitivity

How CLIA is balancing growth with environmental sensitivity
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, December 28, 2017

In conversation with Sean Dudley, Cruise Line International Association’s Cindy D’Aoust explains how the organisation is supporting the industry’s development while remaining environmentally sensitive

Cindy D’Aoust explains how the organisation is supporting the cruise industry’s development

St Thomas Port commits to making progress

St Thomas Port commits to making progress
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The West Indian Company – the company that operates the major port at St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands – recently appointed Clifford Graham as its CEO and president. Sean Dudley caught up with him to find out more about his new role

The West Indian Company's new CEO tells us about its work in the US Virgin Islands 

Grenada Port Authority shares how to build destination appeal

Grenada Port Authority shares how to build destination appeal
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rebecca Gibson catches up with Carlyle Felix to understand what role Grenada Ports Authority is playing in attracting more cruise ships to Grenada’s shores

Carlyle Felix reveals the role Grenada Ports Authority plays in attracting more cruise ships 

Promoting Pure Grenada and the Caribbean experience

Promoting Pure Grenada and the Caribbean experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 22, 2017

Jerry Rappaport tells Rebecca Gibson how the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is enhancing the cruise experience in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique

How the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is enhancing the cruise experience 

Making a mark as a cruise worthy destination

Making a mark as a cruise worthy destination
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 21, 2017

Minister Asot Michael and Nathan Dundas tell Rebecca Gibson how their organisations are working together to build Antigua and Barbuda into a marquee Caribbean cruise destination

Minister Asot Michael and Nathan Dundas explain how their organisations are working together 

Jamaica moves in the right direction for growth

Jamaica moves in the right direction for growth
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

With facility enhancements, increasing passenger numbers and a thriving private sector, it’s all go in Jamaica. William Tatham of the country’s port authority tells Sean Dudley more

With facility enhancements and increasing passenger numbers, it’s all go in Jamaica

The Port of Galveston: A jewel to be discovered

The Port of Galveston: A jewel to be discovered
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The port is upping its efforts to secure port of call visitors to the Texas city. Sean Dudley speaks to Ted O’Rourke to find out why cruise lines should include Galveston on their itineraries

The port is upping its efforts to secure port of call visitors to the Texas city

Özata shipyard is breaking new ground in the cruise industry

Özata shipyard is breaking new ground in the cruise industry
By Lindsay James | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Against the odds, Özata shipyard has not only delivered on the US$137 million contract for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, but has established itself as a leader in the industry. Hulusi Ataseven tells Lindsay James how

Turkish yard has delivered on the US$137 million contract for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality

How Norwegian Cruise Line is stepping up the pace

How Norwegian Cruise Line is stepping up the pace
By Bill Becken | Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bill Becken talks to Andy Stuart to understand why Norwegian Cruise Line is investing in branding, hardware and the guest experience

President and CEO Andy Stuart explains why the line is investing in the guest experience

Regent Seven Seas is leading the way in luxury

Regent Seven Seas is leading the way in luxury
By Guest | Monday, December 11, 2017

Exciting growth and change is underway for the luxury segment, as Regent Seven Seas Cruises CEO Jason Montague tells Charlie Bartlett

Exciting change is underway for the luxury segment, says CEO Jason Montague

Giving Celebrity Cruises the Edge in the cruise industry

Giving Celebrity Cruises the Edge in the cruise industry
By Michele Witthaus | Friday, December 8, 2017

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, talks to Michele Witthaus about the Edge class and a personal career pinnacle

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, discusses Edge class 

MSC Cruises: The global brand with a local touch

MSC Cruises: The global brand with a local touch
By Susan Parker | Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pierfrancesco Vago and MSC Cruises have come a long way in a short time. Bringing two prototypes on stream in a year says much about this dynamic company, reports Susan Parker

Pierfrancesco Vago tells ICFR how his cruise company has come a long way in a short time

Cruise lines share how to unleash travellers’ inner explorer

Cruise lines share how to unleash travellers’ inner explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rebecca Gibson invites cruise line CEOs to discuss the appeal of expedition cruises and speculate about the future potential for this market

Three cruise line CEOs discuss the appeal of expedition cruises 

Creating a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience

Creating a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dietmar Wertanzl tells Rebecca Gibson how CMI Leisure can help expedition and small-ship operators deliver world-class hotel services, and manage crew and resources

Dietmar Wertanzl explains how CMI Leisure helps expedition operators deliver world-class services

A look at how Jadrolinija is catering for increased tourism

A look at how Jadrolinija is catering for increased tourism
By Guest | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Alan Klanac gives Sandra Speares a heads-up on Croatian operator Jadrolinija’s major expansion programme to cater for growing tourism in the Adriatic

Alan Klanac gives us a heads-up on the Croatian operator’s major expansion programme