Interviews

Creating memories with Celebrity Cruises

Creating memories with Celebrity Cruises
By Guest | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Susan Bonner tells Charlie Game how the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd brand is increasing revenue by delivering a luxurious onboard experience

Susan Bonner on how the brand is increasing revenue with a luxurious onboard experience

Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers: an ideal partner

Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers: an ideal partner
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Idris Shahpurwalla tells Rebecca Gibson how Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers manages and executes wholesale distribution services for cruise operators with retail efficiency

Idris Shahpurwalla discusses how Saifee manages wholesale distribution services for cruise lines

Parametric creativity at SMC Design

Parametric creativity at SMC Design
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, January 14, 2019

Jon Ingleton asked the London-based team about its mathematical process-orientated approach to interior design planning

We ask the team about its mathematical process-orientated approach to interior design planning

Safely meeting ferry passenger demand in Thailand

Safely meeting ferry passenger demand in Thailand
By Guest | Friday, January 11, 2019

Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram from Chao Phraya Express Boat Co tells Sandra Speares what it takes to deliver an effective service to over 36,000 customers per day

Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram tells us Chao Phraya Express Boat Co's daily service

A leader in delivering experiential cruise travel

A leader in delivering experiential cruise travel
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, January 11, 2019

Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, tells Jacqui Griffiths how the company delivers unique experiential adventure travel

Dan Blanchard outlines how UnCruise Adventures delivers unique adventure travel

Cruising to success with new ships and more

Cruising to success with new ships and more
By Guest | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Huw Kidwell talks with Andy Stuart, CEO and president of Norwegian Cruise Line, about how the company’s mission to provide freedom and flexibility is driving the cruise market

Norwegian's president and CEO Andy Stuart talks about his mission to provide freedom and flexibility

How AD Associates is creating inspiring spaces at sea

How AD Associates is creating inspiring spaces at sea
By Lindsay James | Monday, January 7, 2019

Some of the London-based design firm’s leading executives tell us about the project to deliver Crystal Cruises’ first luxury expedition yacht

Design firm's executives discuss the project to deliver Crystal Cruises’ first luxury expedition yacht

Brand new vistas for Carnival Cruise Line

Brand new vistas for Carnival Cruise Line
By Guest | Friday, January 4, 2019

Petu Kummala tells Anthony Pearce how he is battling misconceptions about cruise holidays, overcoming material restrictions and welcoming new competitors

Petu Kummala discusses battling cruise misconceptions and overcoming material restrictions


Port of Galveston: Building for the future

Port of Galveston: Building for the future
By Guest | Monday, December 24, 2018

Charlie Game hears from Rodger Rees about his first seven months as director at Port of Galveston, and how the port is planning for the future

Rodger Rees discusses his role as director at Port of Galveston and the port’s future plans

Celebrity Cruises is making luxury a reality

Celebrity Cruises is making luxury a reality
By Michele Witthaus | Friday, December 21, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is investing heavily in the brand to attract its luxury demographic. Michele Witthaus talks to president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo discusses the line’s investments to attract its luxury demographic


Norway’s Port of OldenLoen: Gateway to the glaciers

Norway’s Port of OldenLoen: Gateway to the glaciers
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Frequently included in Norwegian Fjords itineraries, OldenLoen supplies an impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors. Rebecca Gibson hears from Sølve Oldeide, operating manager at Port of OldenLoen

Sølve Oldeide discusses OldenLoen’s impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors

How to build a perfect cruise itinerary

How to build a perfect cruise itinerary
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, December 17, 2018

Giora Israel explains what criteria a port must fit in order to be included as a destination on one of Carnival Corporation’s cruises, in conversation with Rebecca Lambert

Giora Israel explains the criteria for a port to be considered as a destination on a cruise

Carnival Cruise Line nears end of future-proofing journey

Carnival Cruise Line nears end of future-proofing journey
By Guest | Friday, December 14, 2018

As the US-based cruise operator’s decade-long fleet renewal programme nears completion, Charlie Bartlett asks president Christine Duffy what lessons she’s learned

Charlie Bartlett asks president Christine Duffy what lessons she’s learned from the fleet renewal

How De Jorio Design International is evolving interior design

How De Jorio Design International is evolving interior design
By Lindsay James | Monday, November 26, 2018

Marco de Jorio tells Lindsay James about the changes he’s witnessed over the years and explains why he’s excited about the future

Marco de Jorio outlines the changes he’s witnessed in passenger ships over the years

30 years of intelligent design at SMC Design

30 years of intelligent design at SMC Design
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SMC Design has been at the forefront of passenger ship design for three decades. Jon Ingleton met the senior management team at its head office in London

We ask the company why it has been at the forefront of passenger ship design for three decades

Introducing the CLIA Executive Partner Technology Initiative

Introducing the CLIA Executive Partner Technology Initiative
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

This year, CLIA introduced a new advisory council that aims to help the cruise industry solve its challenges with technology. ICFR speaks to the group’s chairman Ian Richardson, who is also the co-founder and CEO of independent technology consultancy TheICEway, to find out more

Chairman Ian Richardson explains how the new CLIA advisory council will help the cruise industry

CLIA’s CEO on sustainability, innovation and new cruisers

CLIA’s CEO on sustainability, innovation and new cruisers
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, November 5, 2018

Cindy D’Aoust talks to Michele Witthaus about steering Cruise Lines International Association through challenging and exciting times over the past two years

Cindy D’Aoust discusses Cruise Lines International Association’s integral role in the future of the cruising industry

Why is Ultramar Ferries an ideal host for Interferry 2018?

Why is Ultramar Ferries an ideal host for Interferry 2018?
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 24, 2018

Ultramar CEO and Interferry president German Orozco tells Rebecca Gibson how his company is setting the stage for Interferry’s 2018 conference to boost Mexico’s ferry industry

Ultramar CEO and Interferry president German Orozco on how he is setting the stage for the conference

Setting the Den Breejen quality standard

Setting the Den Breejen quality standard
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Family-run Den Breejen Shipyard has built a mighty reputation in the river cruise sector. Jon Ingleton met with Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen to find out why

Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen tells us why the yard has a a mighty reputation in the river cruise sector

What is the future of the expedition cruise market?

What is the future of the expedition cruise market?
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 13, 2018

Rebecca Gibson catches up with CMI Leisure president and CEO Dietmar Wertanzl for an update on the evolution of the small-ship and expedition cruise market

CMI Leisure's president updates us on the evolving small-ship and expedition cruise market