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.

Omotenashi is giving Japan’s cruises character

Omotenashi is giving Japan’s cruises character
By Guest | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Japan’s Ministry of Land and Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism is working to promote cruises in the country

Japan’s Ministry of Land and Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism tells ICFR more

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide
By Guest | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than US$1.3 billion of new vessels and associated infrastructure set to be built over the next four years. Justin Merrigan reports

Industry is growing with over US$1.3 billion of new vessels and infrastructure to be built in four years

Elevating the overall passenger experience

Elevating the overall passenger experience
By Guest | Friday, February 22, 2019

From environmental initiatives to going a step beyond with onboard furnishings, three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

Three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

Making Caribbean cruising sustainable

Making Caribbean cruising sustainable
By Guest | Monday, February 18, 2019

Cruise lines must rethink their itineraries and engage with destinations in more meaningful ways to attract younger guests to the Caribbean, says the Caribbean Tourism Organization

Caribbean Tourism Organization says cruise lines must change their thinking to attract younger guests

The importance of high-quality leather

The importance of high-quality leather
By Guest | Friday, February 15, 2019

Elmo Leather’s Jimmy Ahlgren says that if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is

Elmo Leather’s Jimmy Ahlgren says that if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is

Reliability, punctuality, customer satisfaction and service

Reliability, punctuality, customer satisfaction and service
By Guest | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Condor Ferries is in its 71st year of operations but is already planning its centenary in 2047. CEO Paul Luxon tells Justin Merrigan about the forward-thinking company

Condor Ferries’ CEO Paul Luxon tells Justin Merrigan about the forward-thinking company  

Bringing ideas to reality with Imagine Hospitality Interiors

Bringing ideas to reality with Imagine Hospitality Interiors
By Guest | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Carl Henriques, owner of the Danish interior design firm, explains the need to focus on solutions for the marine furniture segment

Carl Henriques explains the need to focus on solutions for the marine furniture segment

A lower carbon future for the ferry industry

A lower carbon future for the ferry industry
By Guest | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Interferry regulatory affairs director Johan Roos discusses how the ferry industry can sustainably address climate change in a realistic timeframe

Interferry’s Johan Roos discusses how the industry can sustainably address climate change

Ferries, a flexible alternative to bridges and tunnels

Ferries, a flexible alternative to bridges and tunnels
By Guest | Friday, February 1, 2019

Michael Grey outlines why ferry services are often a preferable alternative to fixed links between different countries or cities

Michael Grey outlines why ferries are often preferable to fixed links between countries or cities

Brittany Ferries: building on four decades of success

Brittany Ferries: building on four decades of success
By Guest | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Christophe Mathieu explains to Justin Merrigan how Brittany Ferries is building on its successes with a five-year fleet-renewal and modernisation programme

Christophe Mathieu discusses Brittany Ferries' fleet-renewal and modernisation programme

7,641 islands and 106 million people: crisis or opportunity?

7,641 islands and 106 million people: crisis or opportunity?
By Guest | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Charlie Bartlett asks Archipelago Philippines Ferry Corporation’s Mary Ann Pastrana how the Philippines’ ferry industry can overcome fuel, safety, regulation and operational challenges

Archipelago Philippines Ferry Corporation’s Mary Ann Pastrana on fuel, safety, regulation and more

Building a better network for cruise and ferry passengers

Building a better network for cruise and ferry passengers
By Guest | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pramod Arora, CEO of WMS, discusses why choosing the right design, network and provider is essential in delivering the optimal communication and technology experience

Pramod Arora from WMS discusses the importance of choosing the right design, network and provider

A reliable ferry service for tourists and locals

A reliable ferry service for tourists and locals
By Guest | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sandra Speares asks Susan Schrempf how Owen Sound Transportation Company ensures it can provide safe and exciting services

Susan Schrempf discusses how Owen Sound Transportation Company ensures safe services

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: heading for new horizons

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: heading for new horizons
By Guest | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Roberto Martinoli explains to Sandra Speares how the acquisition of Silversea Cruises will help it to grow its luxury and expedition cruise business

Roberto Martinoli discusses how Silversea Cruises will help the firm’s luxury and expedition cruise business

MSC Cruises: building a legacy to last

MSC Cruises: building a legacy to last
By Guest | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sam Ballard asks Gianni Onorato about the company’s meteoric expansion and environmental strategies

Gianni Onorato discusses the company’s meteoric expansion and environmental strategies

Creating memories with Celebrity Cruises

Creating memories with Celebrity Cruises
By Guest | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Susan Bonner tells Charlie Game how the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd brand is increasing revenue by delivering a luxurious onboard experience

Susan Bonner on how the brand is increasing revenue with a luxurious onboard experience

Safely meeting ferry passenger demand in Thailand

Safely meeting ferry passenger demand in Thailand
By Guest | Friday, January 11, 2019

Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram from Chao Phraya Express Boat Co tells Sandra Speares what it takes to deliver an effective service to over 36,000 customers per day

Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram tells us Chao Phraya Express Boat Co's daily service

Cruising to success with new ships and more

Cruising to success with new ships and more
By Guest | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Huw Kidwell talks with Andy Stuart, CEO and president of Norwegian Cruise Line, about how the company’s mission to provide freedom and flexibility is driving the cruise market

Norwegian's president and CEO Andy Stuart talks about his mission to provide freedom and flexibility

Brand new vistas for Carnival Cruise Line

Brand new vistas for Carnival Cruise Line
By Guest | Friday, January 4, 2019

Petu Kummala tells Anthony Pearce how he is battling misconceptions about cruise holidays, overcoming material restrictions and welcoming new competitors

Petu Kummala discusses battling cruise misconceptions and overcoming material restrictions


Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?

Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?
By Guest | Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mike Wake, Austal’s sales representative for Europe, outlines how less powerful lightweight aluminium ferries could significantly reduce fuel consumption and pollution

Austal’s Mike Wake discusses the reduced fuel consumption and pollution of aluminium ferries