Interviews

People-powered design is driving Hurtigruten's success

People-powered design is driving Hurtigruten's success
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, April 19, 2019

Hurtigruten’s new ships combine innovative design with environmentally sustainable hybrid technology – and an entire company’s expertise, says CEO Daniel Skjeldam

Daniel Skjeldam on how the new ships combine innovative design with green hybrid technology

Combining expert design and brand integrity at Studio DADO

Combining expert design and brand integrity at Studio DADO
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Studio DADO’s refurbishments combine expert design and craftsmanship with brand integrity and deep insight into guests’ expectations. Jacqui Griffiths asks founding partner Yohandel Ruiz how it’s done

Founding partner Yohandel Ruiz shares how the company meets guests’ expectations

The secret to growing in a niche cruise market

The secret to growing in a niche cruise market
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Florida’s SunStone Ships has established itself as a specialist tonnage provider for the expedition market and has accrued a whole host of enviable customers. Niels-Erik Lund, the firm’s CEO, tells us more

Niels-Erik Lund shares how SunStone Ships has become a tonnage provider for the expedition market

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Miray International’s chairman Vedat Ugurlu tells Rebecca Gibson how housing crew, vendors and project teams on chartered ferries can help cruise brands save time and money during ship refits

Miray International’s Vedat Ugurlu explains the benefits of housing project teams on chartered ferries

How TUI Cruises is making waves in the German cruise market

How TUI Cruises is making waves in the German cruise market
By Guest | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wybcke Meier tells Sam Ballard how the brand is continuing to carve its own unique niche to guarantee continued growth and success

Wybcke Meier shares how the brand is guaranteeing continued growth and success

Bold designs for a luxury new cruise ship

Bold designs for a luxury new cruise ship
By Lindsay James | Monday, April 15, 2019

Next year, Saga Cruises will add the highly anticipated Spirit of Adventure to its fleet. AD Associates shares its design ambitions for the vessel

AD Associates shares its design ambitions for Saga Cruises' highly anticipated Spirit of Adventure

Introducing a new side to Damen Shipyards Group

Introducing a new side to Damen Shipyards Group
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Andrea Trevisan how the firm is growing its reputation of shipbuilding excellence by moving into cruise ship construction

Andrea Trevisan explains how the firm is growing its reputation by moving into cruise ship construction

How DFDS is staying confident in uncertain times

How DFDS is staying confident in uncertain times
By David Mott | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Niels Smedegaard tells David Mott how preparing for a no-deal Brexit will help the firm improve services for both its passenger and freight businesses

Niels Smedegaard tells David Mott how preparing for a no-deal Brexit will help the firm improve services

Celebrating the ‘Italianness’ behind Costa Cruises

Celebrating the ‘Italianness’ behind Costa Cruises
By Guest | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Neil Palomba talks with Anthony Pearce about the history of the Carnival Corporation-owned cruise line and how it continues to innovate

Neil Palomba talks with Anthony Pearce about the cruise line's history and continued innovation

Why Norwegian Cruise Line is putting people first

Why Norwegian Cruise Line is putting people first
By Guest | Friday, April 5, 2019

Mark Kansley explains to Huw Kidwell why a friendly and well-trained crew are the secret to Norwegian Cruise Line’s success

Mark Kansley explains how a friendly and well-trained crew contributes to the brand's success

How are ferry operators ensuring a sustainable future?

How are ferry operators ensuring a sustainable future?
By Guest | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Simon Johnson, director of Shipshape Consulting, asks four ferry operators to outline the initiatives they have put in place to reduce the environmental impact of their fleets

BC Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Red Funnel and Stena outline their environmental initiatives

Exploring new cruise opportunities in Jamaica

Exploring new cruise opportunities in Jamaica
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, March 29, 2019

William Tatham tells Jacqui Griffiths why the Port Authority of Jamaica is looking beyond the waterfront to delight future generations of cruise guests

William Tatham on how the Port Authority of Jamaica will delight future cruise guests

Keynote: Creating moments of magic at Carnival Corporation

Keynote: Creating moments of magic at Carnival Corporation
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Arnold Donald tells Rebecca Gibson how a fun-filled family cruise many years ago has helped him to take his corporation’s guest experience and financial performance to new heights

Arnold Donald explains how he is taking guest experience and financial performance to new heights

What factors make Blohm+Voss a reliable renovator?

What factors make Blohm+Voss a reliable renovator?
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 1, 2019

Managing director Ralph Petersen tells Rebecca Gibson why passenger ship operators can trust the German shipyard to complete high-quality repair and refit work

Managing director Ralph Petersen explains why ship operators can trust the German shipyard

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is leaving nothing to chance

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is leaving nothing to chance
By Susan Parker | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Doug Prothero tells Susan Parker how the brand is working diligently to ensure that its yachts match up to its reputation.

Doug Prothero tells Susan Parker how the brand is ensuring its yachts match its reputation

Jamaica: an island of rich and natural diversity

Jamaica: an island of rich and natural diversity
By Jacqui Griffiths | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica tells Jacqui Griffiths about the diverse attractions offered by the island’s unique ports

William Tatham tells Jacqui Griffiths about the diverse attractions offered by the island’s unique ports

Ponant is pioneering the luxury expedition cruise market

Ponant is pioneering the luxury expedition cruise market
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, February 21, 2019

As the company celebrates its 30th anniversary, Hervé Bellaïche discusses its continuing influence

As the company celebrates its 30th anniversary, Hervé Bellaïche discusses its continuing influence

Why bolder is better in cruise ship interiors

Why bolder is better in cruise ship interiors
By Lindsay James | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Alan McVitty from M Studio tells Lindsay James about the top trends he’s observing in cruise ship interior design

Alan McVitty from M Studio tells Lindsay James about the top trends in cruise ship interior design

Tauck River & Small Ship Cruising is delivering unique experiences

Tauck River & Small Ship Cruising is delivering unique experiences
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Katharine Bonner, the company's senior vice president, tells Jacqui Griffiths why the company stands out in an increasingly competitive market

Senior vice president Katharine Bonner tells Jacqui Griffiths why the company stands out

Antti Marine is opening doors to new opportunities

Antti Marine is opening doors to new opportunities
By Lindsay James | Monday, February 18, 2019

Having received a surge of new orders over the past 12 months, the specialist door company is witnessing remarkable success. Markko Takkinen tells Lindsay James what’s next

Markko Takkinen explains what’s next for the specialist door company