Interviews

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

Unprecedented demand for high-quality design

Unprecedented demand for high-quality design
By Lindsay James | Friday, August 10, 2018

Fredrik Johansson of Tillberg Design of Sweden reflects on a busy 2017 and explains what he believes keeps customers coming back to the company

Fredrik Johansson of Tillberg Design of Sweden reflects on what keeps customers coming back

Why BC Ferries is going green for its latest newbuilds

Why BC Ferries is going green for its latest newbuilds
By Guest | Thursday, August 9, 2018

Many would be tempted to rest on their green laurels after switching to cleaner burning LNG, but not BC Ferries’ Corrine Storey. Charlie Bartlett finds out why

Corrine Storey shares the Canadian ferry line's environmental sustainability strategy 

How The Bahamas is flying the flag for the Caribbean

How The Bahamas is flying the flag for the Caribbean
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, August 9, 2018

Captain Dwain Hutchinson tells Jacqui Griffiths how a balanced approach and close working relationships ensure The Bahamas flag stands for world-class cruise vessels

Captain Dwain Hutchinson explains the values of close partnerships with cruise lines

Strengthening the spirit of success at P&O Ferries

Strengthening the spirit of success at P&O Ferries
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, August 8, 2018

After taking the helm as CEO of P&O Ferries, Janette Bell discusses how she plans to take the brand forward

After taking the helm as CEO, Janette Bell discusses how she plans to take the brand forward

How Wärtsilä is winning ballast water battles

How Wärtsilä is winning ballast water battles
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Jon Ingleton looks at why Wärtsilä is a front runner when passenger ship operators are seeking to implement ballast water management

We ask why the company is a front runner for passenger ship operators 

Looking forward to the future at Silversea Cruises

Looking forward to the future at Silversea Cruises
By Guest | Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A ship launch, newbuild plans and refurbishments characterised Silversea Cruises in 2017. Chief executive Roberto Martinoli shares future plans with Sandra Speares

Chief executive Roberto Martinoli talks about a ship launch, newbuild plans and refurbishments

Why ferry operators have little margin for error for in the Baltic

Why ferry operators have little margin for error for in the Baltic
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 6, 2018

Compliance with strict regulations in the North and Baltic seas is expensive. Charlie Bartlett asks Færgen’s John Steen-Mikkelsen if ferry operators can keep it together

Færgen’s John Steen-Mikkelsen talks about compliance in the North and Baltic seas

The secrets behind quality craftsmanship on passenger ships

The secrets behind quality craftsmanship on passenger ships
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jon Ingleton asks FZ Collection CEO Felicia Zwebner the secrets of manufacturing stylish, yet durable, case goods and furniture upholstery for passenger shipping clients

Felicia Zwebner tells us more about FZ Collection's case goods and furniture upholstery 

Making ships smarter with intelligent technologies

Making ships smarter with intelligent technologies
By Guest | Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sam Ballard asks Tallink how passenger expectations, new onboard technologies and remote monitoring systems are creating intelligent ships

Tallink tells us how it's using new onboard technologies and remote monitoring systems

Why Pullmantur Cruceros is going back to its roots

Why Pullmantur Cruceros is going back to its roots
By Guest | Friday, July 27, 2018

Sandra Speares talks to Pullmantur Cruceros’ president and CEO Richard J. Vogel to understand why 2017 was a year of changing focus

President and CEO Richard J. Vogel explains how the brand is changing its focus

How Finnlines is making its ferries fit for the future

How Finnlines is making its ferries fit for the future
By Guest | Monday, July 16, 2018

Emanuele Grimaldi discusses Finnlines’ vessel upgrades, environmental efforts and recent successes with Sandra Speares

Emanuele Grimaldi discusses vessel upgrades, environmental efforts and recent successes

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

German Orozco talks to Rebecca Gibson about how Ultramar ferries play an important role in helping cruise guests to make the most of their time in Mexico

German Orozco explains how Ultramar is helping cruise guests enjoy their time in Mexico

The secret behind next-generation design on cruise ships

The secret behind next-generation design on cruise ships
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Christian Klein and Johannes Jensen tell Jacqui Griffiths how Ocean Architects is bringing unique, innovative concepts to cruise ship design

Ocean Architects' Christian Klein and Johannes Jensen shares their innovation secrets

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Susan Parker | Monday, July 9, 2018

The cruise corporation is enjoying a year of expansion. President and COO Adam Goldstein talks to Susan Parker

President and COO Adam Goldstein talks about the cruise corporation's year of expansion

Seabourn is making seismic shifts in luxury cruising

Seabourn is making seismic shifts in luxury cruising
By Susan Parker | Thursday, June 28, 2018

The demand for authentic experiences fits into the Seabourn ethos perfectly. Susan Parker talks to president Rick Meadows about the brand’s approach

The demand for authentic experiences fits into the Seabourn ethos perfectly

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, gives Jon Ingleton an insight into the company’s design approach and a tip on judging interior excellence

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, explains the company’s design approach 


High-touch not high-tech in the cruise industry

High-touch not high-tech in the cruise industry
By Susan Parker | Monday, June 25, 2018

The luxury market has changed from ‘having’ to ‘being’, says Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ CEO Karl J. Pojer. He talks to Susan Parker about the company’s strategy

The luxury market has changed from ‘having’ to ‘being’, says Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ CEO Karl J. Pojer

The importance of brand and product immersion

The importance of brand and product immersion
By Guest | Friday, June 22, 2018

A team of experts from AD Associates explain how great design and operational performance can heighten the guest experience

A team of experts from AD Associates explain how great design can heighten the guest experience