Interviews

Diverse delights

Diverse delights
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks to Ports of Jersey’s Myra Shacklady to find out what makes the island so enticing for cruise passengers

Myra Shacklady explains what makes the island enticing for cruise passengers 

Discovering Dominica

Discovering Dominica
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 14, 2017

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise as the island’s tourism authority diversifies its shore excursion programme and collaborates more closely with cruise lines

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise 


Crystal clear

Crystal clear
By Guest | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The breakneck speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president Edie Rodriguez, nicknamed Speedy Edie. Sam Ballard finds out why

The speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president nicknamed Speedy Edie. 

Creating the perfect cruise experience

Creating the perfect cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Michael Jungen gives Rebecca Gibson an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device that will help Carnival Corporation personalise the guest experience

Michael Jungen gives an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device 

Creating floating gardens

Creating floating gardens
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, August 4, 2017

Barbara Bressem, partner and managing director at Dauerflora, explains to Jon Ingleton how the interior landscaping company uses plants and greenery to transform passenger ships

Barbara Bressemm explains how the interior landscaping company uses plants to transform ships

Colour impressions

Colour impressions
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Georgina Wright, textile design consultant for Elmo Leather, talks Jon Ingleton through the mysterious art of colour palette development and selection for appealing and contemporary interiors

Georgina Wright discusses the mysterious art of colour palette development


Changing times at Pullmantur Group

Changing times at Pullmantur Group
By Guest | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sandra Speares finds out how Richard J. Vogel has settled into his new role as president and CEO of Pullmantur Group and hears about his key priorities

Richard J. Vogel tells us how he has settled into his new role as president of Pullmantur Group 


Building on 165 years of success

Building on 165 years of success
By Justin Merrigan | Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services after securing an operating contract on Scotland’s west coast

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services 


Building for the future

Building for the future
By Guest | Monday, July 31, 2017

Costa Cruises is investing in its hardware and people to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Costa Cruises is investing to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Bringing coal-face experience

Bringing coal-face experience
By Guest | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sandra Speares catches up with Eamonn O’Reilly to hear about Dublin Port Company’s achievements and his new role as chair of the European Sea Ports Organisation

Sandra Speares speaks to Eamonn O’Reilly about Dublin Port Company’s achievements 


Breaking records in Alaska's ferry industry

Breaking records in Alaska's ferry industry
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

With construction well underway on two of the largest vessels ever built in Alaska, the state’s ferry business looks bright. Captain Michael Neussl from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities speaks to Lindsay James

Captain Michael Neussl tells us about Alaska Marine Highway System’s new ferries

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 24, 2017

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust of Cruise Line International Association to discuss her first 12 months at the helm of the organisation

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust to discuss her first 12 months with the organisation


Better, faster communication at sea

Better, faster communication at sea
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 24, 2017

Pramod Arora of Wireless Maritime Services explains how the company is not only helping enhance passenger satisfaction levels, but also offering opportunities for cruise lines to earn new revenue

Pramod Arora explains how the company is helping to enhance passenger satisfaction levels

Better than the competition

Better than the competition
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, July 21, 2017

MBNA Thames Clippers’ Sean Collins is a third-generation waterman, but the first to build a sustainable ferry business on the Thames that’s appreciated by passengers and investors alike. Jon Ingleton reports

Sean Collins is the first to build a sustainable ferry business on the Thames. Jon Ingleton reports

Cruising like a local

Cruising like a local
By Guest | Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sandra Speares catches up with Orlando Ashford to understand how Holland America Line is giving guests opportunities to learn and grow

Orlando Ashford discusses how Holland America Line give guests opportunities to learn and grow 

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port of Vancouver’s Carmen Ortega explains to Sean Dudley what steps are being taken to ensure every visitor sees everything the Canadian city has to offer

Carmen Ortega explains how they ensure every visitor sees what Vancouver has to offer

Passenger experience and Asia top priorities for RCCL, says Goldstein

Passenger experience and Asia top priorities for RCCL, says Goldstein
By Susan Parker | Monday, July 17, 2017

After a flurry of newbuilds, Adam Goldstein views 2017 as a year of consolidation and innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Susan Parker reports

Adam Goldstein views 2017 as a year of innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 

From Yran & Storbraaten Architects to YSA DESIGN: building a new future

From Yran & Storbraaten Architects to YSA DESIGN: building a new future
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, July 12, 2017

One of the world’s most respected architects has made some big changes as it positions itself for growth in 2017 and beyond. We find out about the all-new YSA DESIGN

We find out about the all-new YSA DESIGN as it positions itself for growth

High tech cruise time

High tech cruise time
By Guest | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cruise lines are becoming increasingly high tech in their offering to guests and the new Vista class is no exception. Carnival Cruise Line’s Christine Duffy tells Sandra Speares

Christine Duffy tells us how Carnival is becoming increasingly high tech in its guest offering

Bridging the gap between ship and shore

Bridging the gap between ship and shore
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 10, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks with ADELTE’s Jordi Floreta to find out how the company is leading the way in the provision and development of passenger boarding bridges for the cruise and ferry sectors

Jordi Floreta shares how ADELTE is providing passenger boarding bridges for cruise and ferry ports