Author: Jon Ingleton

Jon Ingleton is the executive editor of International Cruise & Ferry Review, Cruise & Ferry Interiors and the other publications and electronic media within Tudor Rose’s Cruise & Ferry portfolio. Jon led the launch of the magazine in 1991 and became executive editor for a second time when Tudor Rose acquired the title in 2011.

A golden age for cruising in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

A golden age for cruising in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, January 21, 2019

Predictions suggest ports in these areas will soon bounce back. Jon Ingleton reports on the topics discussed at the 2018 MedCruise General Assembly

Jon Ingleton reports on the topics discussed at the 2018 MedCruise General Assembly

Norwegian highlights and the country’s booming cruise business

Norwegian highlights and the country’s booming cruise business
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Norway’s ports headed to London in 2018 to meet with cruise line executives. Jon Ingleton joined them to hear how the cruise product is evolving

John Ingleton hears from Norway’s ports and how the cruise product is evolving

Parametric creativity at SMC Design

Parametric creativity at SMC Design
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, January 14, 2019

Jon Ingleton asked the London-based team about its mathematical process-orientated approach to interior design planning

We ask the team about its mathematical process-orientated approach to interior design planning

What issues are shaping the European cruise industry?

What issues are shaping the European cruise industry?
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cruise Europe’s 2018 conference in St. Petersburg gave Jon Ingleton an informed perspective on the issues shaping this popular cruise region. He takes a look back at some of the highlights

Jon Ingleton takes a look back at the highlights from the 2018 Cruise Europe conference 

30 years of intelligent design at SMC Design

30 years of intelligent design at SMC Design
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SMC Design has been at the forefront of passenger ship design for three decades. Jon Ingleton met the senior management team at its head office in London

We ask the company why it has been at the forefront of passenger ship design for three decades

An Arctic adventure part three: Vesterålen and Lofoten

An Arctic adventure part three: Vesterålen and Lofoten
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, September 7, 2018

The final leg of the 2018 Cruise Norway FAM trip journeyed through the natural and man-made wonders of the Vesterålen and Lofoten archipelego. Jon Ingleton recalls some memorable moments

ICFR’s Jon Ingleton shares the third in a three-part series of reviews about his recent cruise in Norway

An Arctic adventure part two: Hammerfest and Harstad

An Arctic adventure part two: Hammerfest and Harstad
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Jon Ingleton shares highlights from the second part of his Cruise Norway FAM trip, which saw him journeying from Hammerfest to Harstad on Hinnøya, Norway’s biggest island

ICFR’s Jon Ingleton shares the second in a three-part series of reviews about his recent cruise in Norway

An Arctic adventure part one: Svalbard

An Arctic adventure part one: Svalbard
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ICFR’s executive editor Jon Ingleton finds it impossible to turn down an offer to join Cruise Norway’s Marit Vetaas Karlsen and Inge Tangerås on a FAM trip. Here he reports on the first port of call

ICFR’s Jon Ingleton shares the first in a three-part series of reviews about his recent cruise in Norway

Setting the Den Breejen quality standard

Setting the Den Breejen quality standard
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Family-run Den Breejen Shipyard has built a mighty reputation in the river cruise sector. Jon Ingleton met with Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen to find out why

Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen tells us why the yard has a a mighty reputation in the river cruise sector

How Wärtsilä is winning ballast water battles

How Wärtsilä is winning ballast water battles
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Jon Ingleton looks at why Wärtsilä is a front runner when passenger ship operators are seeking to implement ballast water management

We ask why the company is a front runner for passenger ship operators 

The secrets behind quality craftsmanship on passenger ships

The secrets behind quality craftsmanship on passenger ships
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jon Ingleton asks FZ Collection CEO Felicia Zwebner the secrets of manufacturing stylish, yet durable, case goods and furniture upholstery for passenger shipping clients

Felicia Zwebner tells us more about FZ Collection's case goods and furniture upholstery 

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, gives Jon Ingleton an insight into the company’s design approach and a tip on judging interior excellence

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, explains the company’s design approach 


The importance of establishing efficient innovation

The importance of establishing efficient innovation
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, June 18, 2018

Trimline and PEC are developing a new lightweight composite cabin that could soon become the norm in the cruise and ferry industries. Jon Ingleton speaks to Neil Quinlan to find out more

Trimline and PEC are developing a new lightweight composite cabin that could soon become the norm 

Exploring Northern Norway's autumn glory with Cruise Norway

Exploring Northern Norway's autumn glory with Cruise Norway
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, March 30, 2018

Jon Ingleton reviews the highlights of Cruise Norway’s late 2017 familiarisation trip to Narvik, Alta, Lakselv, North Cape, Honningsvag and Tromso

Highlights of a fam trip to Narvik, Alta, Lakselv, North Cape, Honningsvag and Tromso

How MJM Group is helping Azamara reshape its fleet

How MJM Group is helping Azamara reshape its fleet
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Azamara Club Cruises is to welcome Azamara Pursuit after a major refit by MJM Group in Northern Ireland. Jon Ingleton speaks with both companies’ leaders Larry Pimentel and Brian McConville to learn more

We learn about the refit project on Azamara Pursuit from Larry Pimentel and Brian McConville

Seatrade Cruise Global: Key updates from the final day

Seatrade Cruise Global: Key updates from the final day
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, March 16, 2018

The exhibition floors were bustling with activity until the end of Seatrade Cruise Global. This final highlights report comprises a series of short updates from ICFR executive editor Jon Ingleton's wanderings and chance encounters throughout the week.

ICFR shares a series of short updates from the final day of the 2018 event in Fort Lauderdale

Seatrade Cruise Global: Top moments from day four

Seatrade Cruise Global: Top moments from day four
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Press conferences and interviews are routine fare for a journalist at Seatrade Cruise Global, but there was a lot to look forward to on the fourth day of the 2018 event, says ICFR's Jon Ingleton

ICFR's Jon Ingleton shares noteworthy announcements from Seatrade Cruise Global

Seatrade Cruise Global: Best bits from day three

Seatrade Cruise Global: Best bits from day three
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The State of the Industry debate has always been the headline act of Seatrade Cruise Global. ICFR's executive editor Jon Ingleton reviews some of the highlights

ICFR reports on some of the major updates from the event's annual State of the Industry debate

Seatrade Cruise Global: Highlights from day one and two

Seatrade Cruise Global: Highlights from day one and two
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ICFR’s executive editor Jon Ingleton was at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 4-8 March 2018. Here, he shares the best bits from the first two days of the event, which is always first in the diary for cruise industry executives

ICFR's executive editor Jon Ingleton shares the best bits from the opening days of the event

The impact of plants and flowers onboard

The impact of plants and flowers onboard
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sincere, creative, passionate, fun and determined are all appropriate adjectives to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora. Jon Ingleton spent some time with her to find out about building green

Creative, passionate and determined are all ways to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora