Interviews

To dream a dream

To dream a dream
By Guest | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMC Design’s work for Dream Cruises means the company can offer a more holistic experience for guests

SMC Design’s work for Dream Cruises means it can offer a holistic experience for guests

A successful past, a positive future for DFDS

A successful past, a positive future for DFDS
By Justin Merrigan | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Max Foster tells Justin Merrigan how service investments, new ferries and hard work are helping DFDS to grow despite a challenging market

Max Foster explains how service investments, new ferries and hard work are helping DFDS to grow

Helping operators to ensure safe cruising in cold waters

Helping operators to ensure safe cruising in cold waters
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Foreship’s new consulting service will help shipowners to meet Polar Code requirements, says chairman Markus Aarnio

Foreship’s Markus Aarnio speaks about its new Polar Code consulting service

Growing Grenada’s global appeal

Growing Grenada’s global appeal
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 24, 2017

Clarice Modeste-Curwen tells Rebecca Gibson how Grenada’s Ministry of Tourism is working with various stakeholders to promote its cruise offerings to major operators

Clarice Modeste-Curwen shares how Grenada’s Ministry of Tourism is promoting cruise offerings

Staying one step ahead

Staying one step ahead
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 17, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks with Antti Marine’s Markko Takkinen about new projects and the growth in demand for doors within the marine sector

Antti Marine’s Markko Takkinen talks about the growing demand for doors in the marine sector

Sailing in the lap of luxury

Sailing in the lap of luxury
By Guest | Friday, April 7, 2017

Azamara Club Cruises’ Larry Pimentel has built up over two decades of experience in the cruise industry, mostly at the luxury end. Here, he talks to Sandra Speares

Azamara Club Cruises’ Larry Pimentel talks about his luxury cruise line

Cutting through the noise

Cutting through the noise
By Lindsay James | Thursday, April 6, 2017

As more ship operators strive to differentiate themselves, Tillberg Design of Sweden has seen a 500% growth in business. Fredrik Johansson and Michal Jackiewicz tell Lindsay James more

Fredrik Johansson and Michal Jackiewicz talk about Tillberg Design of Sweden's 500% growth in business

Creating timeless appeal

Creating timeless appeal
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

De Jorio Design International has left its signature mark on most newbuilds for MSC Cruises since 2001. Marco de Jorio reflects on a successful partnership with the cruise line

Marco de Jorio reflects on De Jorio Design International's partnership with MSC Cruises

Forward-thinking environmentalists

Forward-thinking environmentalists
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Søren Poulsgaard Jensen explains to Rebecca Gibson how Scandlines is reducing its environmental footprint by investing in hybrid ferries and scrubbers

Søren Poulsgaard Jensen explains how Scandlines is reducing its environmental footprint

Exceeding all expectations

Exceeding all expectations
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 3, 2017

Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, shares how the company overcame past voyage incidents and reputation issues to generate full-speed-ahead momentum and produce record financial performance. Rebecca Gibson reports

Arnold Donald talks about Carnival Corporation's full-speed-ahead momentum 

Discover Cornwall’s spectacular hidden treasures

Discover Cornwall’s spectacular hidden treasures
By Lindsay James | Monday, February 27, 2017

Mix a mild, sub-tropical climate with a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside and you have the perfect destination. Port Operations Director at Falmouth docks, Drystan Jones, tells us more

Drystan Jones tells us why Falmouth is the perfect cruise destination

Keeping cruise guests coming to Copenhagen

Keeping cruise guests coming to Copenhagen
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Claus Bødker, director of CruiseCopenhagen and Cruise Baltic, shares why Denmark’s capital city is so popular with cruise visitors

Claus Bødker shares why Denmark’s capital city is so popular with cruise visitors

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