International Cruise & Ferry Review

THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO PASSENGER SHIPPING

Autumn/Winter 2015

International Cruise and Ferry Review Autumn 2015

Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Michele Witthaus
Publisher: Nolan Andrews

International Cruise & Ferry Review’s Autumn/Winter 2015 issue features a keynote interview with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s president and CEO Richard Fain, where he reflects on his company’s success to date and discusses some of the encouraging trends developing across the brands he oversees. We also get updates from some of the industry’s key figures including Tara Russell at Fathom, Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse, Carnival Corporation and plc’s Alan Buckelew, and Disney Cruise Line president Karl Holz.

This issue also covers some of the major topics and trends in the passenger shipping industry, including a look at the latest safety measures coming into force, how ferry operators are managing recent geopolitical developments, recent and upcoming ship orders, the challenges of food and beverage sourcing, and much more.

Other highlights include our cover story, where we find out more about the redevelopment of the Alexandra Basin at Dublin port in Ireland.

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Magazine highlights

FERRY BUSINESS

ORDER WINDFALL

ORDER WINDFALL

The major shipyards are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes with a range of newbuilds. By David Mott

Fleet growth and renewal in Croatia:

CEO and board president at Jadrolinija, Alan Klanac, gives insights into the line’s strategy

A fun London commute:

Justin Merrigan talks to co-founder and CEO of MBNA Thames Clippers, Sean Collins

Rising star in Nova Scotia:

Nova Star Cruises has revived a much-needed ferry service. President and CEO Mark Amundsen elaborates

MARINE OPERATIONS

A 360 VIEW

A 360 VIEW

Creating a safety culture is key to passenger shipping. Susan Parker hears what’s top of the list for decision makers

Sailing on air:

Richard Pruitt, VP Safety & Environmental Stewardship for RCCL, talks newbuilds with Michele Witthaus

Industry-leading compliance:

Scanship’s CEO and managing partner Henrik Badin focuses on waste and wastewater management

COVER STORY

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

Dublin Port Company’s head of corporate services, Pat Ward, explains to Sean Dudley what the redevelopment of the Alexandra Basin and other projects will mean for cruise visitors to the Irish port

UPFRONT

A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s president and CEO, Richard Fain, is tracking some encouraging trends across the brands he oversees. He tells Michele Witthaus what keeps him enthusiastic about his job

MARKETWATCH

A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

Acquisitions of UK ferry operator Wightlink, cruise operator Ponant and communications company MTN; change of leadership for AIDA; ferry newbuild contracts; China developments for Carnival Corporation and Star Cruises; new IMO Secretary-General; and more

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE

SECRETS OF SOURCING

A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

Decision makers handling food and beverage sourcing tell Bill Becken how they tackle trends, costs and other challenges

Meeting new hygiene standards:

How Phoenix Reisen’s Artania is benefiting from Meiko’s M-iQ dishwashing technology

CRUISE BUSINESS

THE CAPACITY CHALLENGE

THE CAPACITY CHALLENGE

Susan Parker asks river ship operators how they are managing growth

INTRODUCING SOCIAL IMPACT CRUISING

INTRODUCING SOCIAL IMPACT CRUISING

Tara Russell, president of social impact cruise line Fathom, talks to Michele Witthaus

From Miami to Shanghai and beyond:

Alan Buckelew, COO of Carnival Corporation and plc, tells Michele Witthaus about his plans for the region

No place like home:

Tony Peisley learns how Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse is managing structural changes

The best of times:

It’s an exciting time for P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, Carnival UK chairman David Dingle tells Susan Parker

BUILDING AND REFURBISHMENT

ORDER WINDFALL

ORDER WINDFALL

The major shipyards are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes with a range of newbuilds. By David Mott

New possibilities:

David Mott examines recent global developments, including the reopening of Cuba ferry routes after 55 years

Kitting up and fitting out:

Our regular report looks at the latest refit projects from shipyards around the world

New facilities, better service:

Grand Bahama Shipyard’s Graham Couser reports a full order books and ongoing facility improvements

PORTS AND DESTINATIONS

THE RIGHT SUPPORT IN PORT

Michele Witthaus hears from service providers who keep things running smoothly for passenger shipping operators

Keeping things fresh:

Helmut Martin explains to Sean Dudley what the latest work at Port of Rostock involves

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