Interviews

The importance of offering new cruise experiences

The importance of offering new cruise experiences
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Martin Lister, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Itinerary and Experience Development Manager, tells Lindsay James how he meets the challenge of creating new and exciting itineraries year after year

Martin Lister explains how Fred. Olsen creates new and exciting itineraries year after year

Creating exceptional destination experiences

Creating exceptional destination experiences
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Anita Jane Hodson of Crystal Cruises speaks to Lindsay James about how a collaborative approach can help to create great itineraries

Anita Jane Hodson of Crystal Cruises shares how a collaborative approach creates great itineraries

Understanding what cruise customers need

Understanding what cruise customers need
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Holland America Line’s Linda Springmann tells Lindsay James about the ongoing challenges of creating new itineraries

Holland America Line’s Linda Springmann talks about the challenges of creating new itineraries

Exceeding expectations every time at Carnival Cruise Line

Exceeding expectations every time at Carnival Cruise Line
By Lindsay James | Monday, January 30, 2017

Ugo Savino, Carnival Cruise Line’s Fleet Deployment Manager, explains why successful itinerary planning is an art that requires years of experience to master

Ugo Savino explains why successful itinerary planning requires years of experience to master

Optimising passenger ship maintenance schedules

Optimising passenger ship maintenance schedules
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 23, 2017

Stefan Nygård, general manager of portfolio management digitalisation and services at Wärtsilä, explains the benefits of remote condition monitoring to Rebecca Gibson

Wärtsilä's Stefan Nygård explains the benefits of remote condition monitoring

Investing in a stronger future for Wightlink

Investing in a stronger future for Wightlink
By Guest | Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sandra Speares chats to Sean Millward, Head of Business Operations at Wightlink, about the company’s new hybrid ferry and infrastructure investments

Sean Millward speaks about Wightlink’s new hybrid ferry and infrastructure investments

A dual strategy for sustained and successful growth

A dual strategy for sustained and successful growth
By Michele Witthaus | Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises serves two distinct market segments with its small fleet. The line’s CEO Karl J. Pojer tells Michele Witthaus how he is strengthening the brand on both fronts

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Karl J. Pojer tells us how he is strengthening the brand

Carnival courts burgeoning Asian markets

Carnival courts burgeoning Asian markets
By Susan Parker | Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc is centre stage when it comes to developing Asia’s burgeoning cruise industry. COO Alan Buckelew tells Susan Parker why the corporation is growing its focus on China

Carnival Corporation's Alan Buckelew explains why the corporation is growing its focus on China

Destination differentiation in the Caribbean

Destination differentiation in the Caribbean
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Antigua and Barbuda aims to position itself as a marquee Caribbean cruise destination through infrastructure and tourism improvements. Rebecca Gibson speaks to the Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy

Antigua and Barbuda is positioning itself as a marquee Caribbean port, says Asot Michael

Prioritising continuous improvement

Prioritising continuous improvement
By Guest | Friday, December 30, 2016

Canadian ferry operator Marine Atlantic is focused on reducing its environmental footprint while enhancing the customer experience. Chief Executive Paul Griffin speaks with Sandra Speares

Paul Griffin tells us how Marine Atlantic is reducing its environmental footprint while enhancing the guest experience

Growing a quality river cruise brand

Growing a quality river cruise brand
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rebecca Gibson catches up with AmaWaterways CEO Rudi Schreiner to hear the secrets behind the line’s successful newbuild, itinerary planning and onboard experience strategy

Rudi Schreiner explains AmaWaterways' successful newbuild, itinerary planning and onboard strategy

Breaking cruise ship repair records in Cadiz

Breaking cruise ship repair records in Cadiz
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ramón de Lara tells Rebecca Gibson how Navantia Shiprepairs plans to become Europe’s leading cruise ship repair yard

Ramón de Lara tells us how Navantia Shiprepairs will become Europe’s leading cruise ship repair yard

Redefining small-ship luxury at Seabourn

Redefining small-ship luxury at Seabourn
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Seabourn Cruise Line President Richard Meadows updates Rebecca Gibson on the progress of the line’s two newbuilds and shares how it is elevating the ultra-luxury experience across its entire fleet

Richard Meadows shares how Seabourn is elevating the ultra-luxury experience across its fleet

Going green with hybrid passenger ferries

Going green with hybrid passenger ferries
By Guest | Friday, December 23, 2016

Deon Mortensen, Director of Ship Management, takes Sandra Speares through Fjord1’s plans for hybrid ferries and reducing its environmental footprint

Deon Mortensen shares Fjord1’s plans for hybrid ferries and reducing its environmental footprint

Operating luxury ocean safaris

Operating luxury ocean safaris
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dietmar Wertanzl, President of CMI Leisure, explains to Rebecca Gibson how his company can help expedition cruise operators to enhance their onboard experience

Dietmar Wertanzl shares how CMI Leisure helps expedition cruise lines enhance their onboard experience

Creating modern Asian luxury

Creating modern Asian luxury
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Rebecca Gibson talked to Thatcher Brown as he prepared to launch Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line with ships, itineraries and onboard amenities targeted at the region’s affluent travellers

Thatcher Brown tells us more about Dream Cruises and its new ships

Going from strength to strength

Going from strength to strength
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, December 19, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Gavin Smith tells Jacqui Griffiths why this is an exciting time for the business

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Gavin Smith tells us why this is an exciting time for the business

Building a stronger future for the global cruise industry

Building a stronger future for the global cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Monday, December 12, 2016

Since beginning her time as President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) earlier this year, Cindy D’Aoust reflects on her first few months in the role and her vision for the future in conversation with Sean Dudley

Cindy D’Aoust reflects on her first few months as president and CEO of CLIA

Fast, friendly and frequent

Fast, friendly and frequent
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 9, 2016

UK-based Hovertravel is the world’s longest running commercial hovercraft operator. Managing Director Neil Chapman tells Rebecca Gibson how the company has paid tribute to its British heritage while overhauling its fleet

Neil Chapman explains how Hovertravel has paid tribute to its British heritage while overhauling its fleet

Norwegian Cruise Line paves the China way

Norwegian Cruise Line paves the China way
By Susan Parker | Thursday, December 8, 2016

Andy Stuart talks to Susan Parker about the in-depth research Norwegian Cruise Line undertook before putting its feet into Chinese waters

Andy Stuart talks about the in-depth research Norwegian undertook before heading to China