Author: Guest

Thought leaders from across the passenger shipping industry contribute articles to CruiseandFerry.net, as well as to our International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors publications. Guest authors include executives from cruise, ferry and port associations across the world.

Are mobile payments safe for ferry operators?

Are mobile payments safe for ferry operators?
By Guest | Monday, September 11, 2017

Corethree CEO Ashley Murdoch highlights how mobile ticketing can improve ferry lines’ business

Corethree CEO Ashley Murdoch highlights how mobile ticketing can improve ferry lines’ business

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry
By Guest | Friday, September 1, 2017

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers, Sam Ballard investigates some of the innovations that are making operations safer and more efficient

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers

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. 

How cruise lines can use customer reviews to market themselves

How cruise lines can use customer reviews to market themselves
By Guest | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chris Cowan from Clusters highlights the benefits of using in-depth analysis when devising a strategy to market cruises to travellers

Chris Cowan from Clusters highlights the benefits of using analysis when marketing cruises to travellers

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 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 


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 

Sustainable Ocean Summit explores renewable energy

Sustainable Ocean Summit explores renewable energy
By Guest | Thursday, July 20, 2017

The World Ocean Council sets sustainable development goals for 2030


Britain's appeal as a cruise destination increases in 2016

Britain's appeal as a cruise destination increases in 2016
By Guest | Thursday, July 13, 2017

Angie Redhead, chair of CruiseBritain, explains that Britain’s scenery and port investments are the reason behind its popularity as a cruise destination

CruiseBritain's Angie Redhead, explains Britain’s popularity as a cruise destination

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

Industry experts

Industry experts
By Guest | Monday, July 3, 2017

Olaf Groeger tells Sam Ballard how Columbia Cruise Services is making a big noise by staying small

Olaf Groeger tells Sam Ballard how Columbia Cruise Services is making a big noise by staying small

The rising tide of onboard spend

The rising tide of onboard spend
By Guest | Friday, June 30, 2017

Cruise lines must invest in improving the onboard customer experience to boost revenue, advises Alex Avery, director of Airports, Travel and Commercial Spaces at Pragma Consulting

Cruise lines must improve the onboard experience to boost revenue, says Pragma Consulting's Alex Avery

Expansion plans gather pace at MSC Cruises

Expansion plans gather pace at MSC Cruises
By Guest | Thursday, June 29, 2017

MSC Cruises has never been a cruise line to let the grass grow under its feet. Sandra Speares talks to Gianni Onorato to find out about the company’s impressive €9 billion expansion plan to 2026

Gianni Onorato tells us about the company’s impressive €9 billion expansion plan to 2026

The true value of art on cruise ships

The true value of art on cruise ships
By Guest | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tal Danai, founder and CEO of ArtLink, speaks to us about the importance of art in helping to enrich the onboard guest experience

Tal Danai, founder and CEO of ArtLink, shares how art helps to enrich the onboard experience

Lofty ambitions at Tauck

Lofty ambitions at Tauck
By Guest | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dan Mahar explains to Sam Ballard why with 92 years behind it, luxury river cruise operator Tauck is well equipped for the future

Dan Mahar explains why luxury river cruise operator Tauck is well equipped for the future

Victory Cruise Line gets Cuba approval

Victory Cruise Line gets Cuba approval
By Guest | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Small-ship operator Victory Cruise Lines offers travellers the perfect way to see all that Cuba has to offer, while complying with US Government regulations, says president and CEO Bruce Nierenberg

President and CEO Bruce Nierenberg tells us why the line offers the perfect way to travel to Cuba

Setting a successful shipbuilding course

Setting a successful shipbuilding course
By Guest | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Victoria Shipyards is ideally placed to increase its already bulging order book, says Joseph O’Rourke

Victoria Shipyards is ideally placed to increase its already bulging order book, says Joseph O’Rourke

Polar adventures with an expedition expert

Polar adventures with an expedition expert
By Guest | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daniel Skjeldam explains to Sandra Speares why Hurtigruten has a good deal to offer the more adventurous traveller

Daniel Skjeldam explains why Hurtigruten has a good deal to offer the more adventurous traveller

Taking the helm at Stena Line

Taking the helm at Stena Line
By Guest | Monday, June 12, 2017

Niclas Mårtensson tells Sandra Speares about his new role as chief executive of European ferry operator Stena Line

Niclas Mårtensson talks about his role as chief executive of the European ferry operator