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.

Bringing European ports and international cruise lines together

Bringing European ports and international cruise lines together
By Guest | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cruise Europe is working hard to help its 130 port members forge strong relationships with the world’s cruise lines and meet their needs, says managing director Jens Skrede

Cruise Europe is working hard to help its 130 port members forge strong relationships 

How Britain’s maritime industry can arm itself against cyber criminals

How Britain’s maritime industry can arm itself against cyber criminals
By Guest | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Computer Network Defence’s Andy Cuff outlines why passenger shipping operators should adopt the Department of Transport’s code of practice for cybersecurity

Computer Network Defence’s Andy Cuff highlights the importance of cybersecurity practices 

Fred. Olsen is navigating new waters in the cruise industry

Fred. Olsen is navigating new waters in the cruise industry
By Guest | Monday, November 13, 2017

Cruise line's expansion into the river sector will enable it to offer a world of choice to passengers, says managing director Mike Rodwell

Managing director Mike Rodwell says expansion into the river sector will give guests more choice

When East meets West at Princess Cruises

When East meets West at Princess Cruises
By Guest | Monday, November 6, 2017

Jan Swartz tells Sandra Speares about her new role as president of two Carnival Corporation brands, and Princess Cruises’ latest fleet enhancements

Jan Swartz tells Sandra Speares about her new role as president of two Carnival Corporation brands

Carnival UK on flying the flag for Britain

Carnival UK on flying the flag for Britain
By Guest | Friday, November 3, 2017

David Dingle, chairman of Carnival UK, tells Charlie Bartlett why he is optimistic that Cunard Line and P&O Cruises will continue to flourish post-Brexit

David Dingle explains why he is optimistic that Cunard Line and P&O Cruises will flourish post-Brexit 

BC Ferries makes changes to be more environmentally friendly

BC Ferries makes changes to be more environmentally friendly
By Guest | Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Captain Jamie Marshall explains to Sam Ballard why the changes BC Ferries is making will secure its future and create a better world for everyone

Captain Jamie Marshall explains how BC Ferries is creating a better world for everyone

Viking Line takes a sustainable step in the right direction

Viking Line takes a sustainable step in the right direction
By Guest | Monday, October 30, 2017

Jans Hanses explains to Sandra Speares how Viking Line is reducing the environmental impact of its operations

Jans Hanses explains to Sandra Speares how Viking Line is reducing their environmental impact 

Keeping customers happy in the ferry business

Keeping customers happy in the ferry business
By Guest | Friday, October 27, 2017

Michael Grey explores how well-trained, knowledgeable and friendly staff can help ferry lines to drive customer loyalty

Michael Grey explores how well-trained and friendly staff can help ferry lines drive customer loyalty

TUI Cruises on playing the numbers game

TUI Cruises on playing the numbers game
By Guest | Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sam Ballard speaks to Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, about the company’s plans for cruise industry domination

CEO Wybcke Meier about the company’s plans for cruise industry domination

Connecting people through the use of technology

Connecting people through the use of technology
By Guest | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sam Ballard talks to Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne to understand how technology is changing the way they communicate and operate

Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne tells us how technology is changing their operations

YSA Design shares its vision for the fast-changing cruise market

YSA Design shares its vision for the fast-changing cruise market
By Guest | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Norwegian design firm outlines how it plans to create cruise interiors that deliver unforgettable experiences

Building the next generation of cruise ships

Building the next generation of cruise ships
By Guest | Friday, October 6, 2017

From massive fleet expansions to first-time newbuilds, the cruise industry is booming. Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships

Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships 

Interferry works together with its members for growth

Interferry works together with its members for growth
By Guest | Thursday, October 5, 2017

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the motivation driving the trade association’s far-reaching strategy

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the motivation driving the trade association’s far-reaching strategy  

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