International Cruise & Ferry Review

THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO PASSENGER SHIPPING

Spring/Summer 2015

International Cruise and Ferry Review Spring 2015

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

International Cruise & Ferry Review’s Spring/Summer 2015 issue features a keynote interview with Carnival Corporation’s chairman and CEO Arnold Donald, where he provides an update on how business is looking for all of the company’s nine brands. We also speak to some of the industry’s key figures including Carnival Cruise Lines’ Christine Duffy, Celebrity Cruises’ Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Red Funnel CEO Kevin George to get their perspectives on the latest developments.

This issue also covers some of the major topics and trends in the passenger shipping industry, including a look at the design innovations that are solving major marine operations challenges, the state of the fast ferry business, the latest design and outfitting projects in the industry, recent and upcoming ship orders, what port representatives are doing to attract more calls year-round, and much more.

Other highlights include our cover story, which focuses on how Singapore Cruise Centre is preparing for a rise in calls over the next few years.

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Magazine highlights

FERRY BUSINESS

ALIVE AND KICKING!

Welcoming the world

Rumours of the imminent demise of the fastferry business are greatly exaggerated, Justin Merrigan discovers

A high-speed leader looks ahead

Welcoming the world

Red Funnel CEO Kevin George highlights the benefits of the line’s high-speed vessel service

Model operator under pressure

Welcoming the world

Brittany Ferries’ deputy MD, Christophe Mathieu on hard choices and inflexible regulations

Adventures of a coastal stalwart

Welcoming the world

For 120 years, Hurtigruten has uniquely offered both essential ferry services and cruisestyle exploration

MARINE OPERATIONS

THE GAME CHANGERS

Welcoming the world

Susan Parker investigates design innovations that solve the really big marines operations challenges

It’s a team effort

Welcoming the world

Interview with Martin Landtman, SVP Marine Operations, Carnival Cruise Line

Great vibe, minimal vibrations

Welcoming the world

Tony Peisley interviews RCCL’s EVP Maritime, Harri Kulovaara


COVER STORY

POISED FOR GROWTH

Welcoming the world

Riding the wave of Asia’s buoyant cruise industry, Singapore Cruise Centre is well positioned to serve the millions of passengers that visit its shores every year

UPFRONT

THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE

Welcoming the world

As he approaches his two-year anniversary as president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald tells Michele Witthaus how the business looks now for all of the nine brands

MARKETWATCH

Carnival Corporation secures China agreement with CMG, Cunard Line celebrates 175 years, Stena and Scandlines cut routes, TTS and Almaco win outfitting contracts, plus connectivity breakthroughs, an onboard app for passengers, and more

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE

FITTING OUT THE DREAM

Welcoming the world

Michele Witthaus hears from companies working on some of passenger shipping’s most exciting design and outfitting projects

Managing multiple refits

Welcoming the world

Precetti president Paolo Passalacqua discusses major refit projects

A strategic appointment

Welcoming the world

How Hans Hesselberg is boosting the efficiency of MSC Cruises’ onboard experiences


CRUISE BUSINESS

A BRAND NEW CHALLENGE

Welcoming the world

Christine Duffy, new president of Carnival Cruise Line, answers our questions about her new role

A FRESH TAKE ON A PREMIUM PRODUCT

Welcoming the world

We hear from Lisa Lutoff-Perlo following her appointment as president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises

A wealth of transferable knowledge

Welcoming the world

New president and COO of Norwegian Cruise Line Drew Madsen on how his experience can benefit the cruise industry

The growth game

Welcoming the world

Royal Caribbean president and COO Adam Goldstein discusses the business strategy behind new ship orders

Fuel efficiency in focus

Welcoming the world

Two thirds of P&O Ferries’ ships face emissions cap, says fleet director John Garner


BUILDING AND REFURBISHMENT

FLEET EXPANSION

Welcoming the world

There are echoes of pre-recession confidence in a string of major new orders and impressive ship deliveries

Filling the order book

Welcoming the world

STX France will deliver one large cruise ship per year to 2020, says CEO Laurent Castaing

A dynamic partnership

Welcoming the world

Shipyard De Hoop’s owner and CEO Patrick Janssens on the yard’s work for Lüftner Cruises

Embattled operators

Welcoming the world

Ferry companies are going to great lengths to manage fuel, emission and propulsion challenges

PORTS AND DESTINATIONS

THE SEASONAL STRETCH

Welcoming the world

The cruise season in general has grown longer in recent years as operators seek year-round deployment to boost return on investment. Port representatives explain what they are doing to attract more calls

Improving the terminal experience

Welcoming the world

Ports, architects, and equipment and technology providers tell Rebecca Gibson about improvements to their terminal facilities for passengers


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