Author: Sean Dudley

Sean is part of our editorial team at International Cruise & Ferry Review. As well as writing and editing articles for our magazines, Sean also regularly reports on the important stories and trends that are affecting the industry.



American Cruise Lines unveils details of new riverboat class

American Cruise Lines unveils details of new riverboat class
By Sean Dudley | Friday, March 3, 2017

First of five vessels now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Maryland

Cruise vacations for every taste, budget and style

Cruise vacations for every taste, budget and style
By Sean Dudley | Friday, December 23, 2016

Cruising from PortMiami is only getting better. In what other homeport in the world can a cruise passenger experience world-renowned sandy beaches, colourful art deco architecture, and popular attractions while sailing away for a fun-filled vacation?

Cruising from PortMiami's world-class port is only getting better

Holland America launches new Explorations Central initiative

Holland America launches new Explorations Central initiative
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Passengers will be able to enjoy a more vivid and engaging travel experience while onboard

One love, one heart, one Caribbean

One love, one heart, one Caribbean
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Julie-Anne Burrowes, Cruise Tourism Advisor at Caribbean Village, says the Caribbean offers far more than the stereotypes suggest

Julie-Anne Burrowes from Caribbean Village says the Caribbean offers far more than stereotypes suggest

Construction of MS Elbe Princesse II begins at STX shipyard

Construction of MS Elbe Princesse II begins at STX shipyard
By Sean Dudley | Friday, December 16, 2016

CroisiEurope’s latest paddlewheel ship scheduled for delivery in February 2018

Building a stronger future for the global cruise industry

Building a stronger future for the global cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Monday, December 12, 2016

Since beginning her time as President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) earlier this year, Cindy D’Aoust reflects on her first few months in the role and her vision for the future in conversation with Sean Dudley

Cindy D’Aoust reflects on her first few months as president and CEO of CLIA

Refining the Caribbean cruise experience

Refining the Caribbean cruise experience
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, December 8, 2016

With a host of activities, a beautiful landscape and a series of upgrades to facilities across the island, the cruise industry in Jamaica is booming. William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica tells us more about the current noise coming from the Caribbean

William Tatham tells us about Jamaica's booming cruise industry

MV Werften and MAN Diesel & Turbo complete work on two new ships

MV Werften and MAN Diesel & Turbo complete work on two new ships
By Sean Dudley | Friday, November 18, 2016

‘Global Class’ cruise ships to be delivered to Star Cruises in 2020 and 2021

Sharing the knowledge around the world

Sharing the knowledge around the world
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Global Ports Holding provides services for millions of passengers in many regions around the world. Sean Dudley speaks to recently appointed CEO Emre Sayin to find out more

Global Ports Holding provides services for millions of passengers, says CEO Emre Sayin

Cruise Baltic hosts two summer familiarisation trips

Cruise Baltic hosts two summer familiarisation trips
By Sean Dudley | Friday, September 23, 2016

Attendees visit number of locations in Denmark, Finland, Poland and Sweden

Refining the Caribbean cruise experience

Refining the Caribbean cruise experience
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

With a host of activities, a beautiful landscape and a series of upgrades to facilities across the island, the cruise industry in Jamaica is booming. William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica tells us more about the current noise coming from the Caribbean

William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica tells us about recent successes

MSC Cruises names second Seaside-generation smart ship MSC Seaview

MSC Cruises names second Seaside-generation smart ship MSC Seaview
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 4, 2016

Vessel to launch in June 2018 and spend inaugural in the western Mediterranean

MSC reveals more details about on-board features of the MSC Meraviglia

MSC reveals more details about on-board features of the MSC Meraviglia
By Sean Dudley | Friday, July 1, 2016

Latest vessel scheduled for its first cruise in June 2017 in the western Mediterranean

An unforgettable experience in North America

An unforgettable experience in North America
By Sean Dudley | Friday, July 1, 2016

Situated in the heart of one of North America’s most exciting cities, Port Metro Vancouver is a great starting point when exploring some of the continent’s most pristine coastline

Port Metro Vancouver is a great starting point for exploring the continent’s pristine coastline

Growing the market share in Scotland

Growing the market share in Scotland
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

With passenger and ship numbers on the up, the Scottish cruise industry and the country’s economy are reaping the rewards

Scotland's cruise industry and economy are benefiting from rising passenger and ship numbers

Fathom offers new range of regional cuisine from the Dominican Republic

Fathom offers new range of regional cuisine from the Dominican Republic
By Sean Dudley | Friday, June 17, 2016

List of offerings drawn up by culinary expert Chef Emil incorporates local flavours and specialties

Continuing the positive trends at the Port Authority of Jamaica

Continuing the positive trends at the Port Authority of Jamaica
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

With a busy schedule of projects in the pipeline, the cruise industry in Jamaica is enjoying a purple patch. Sean Dudley catches up with William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica to find out more

William Tatham outlines Jamaica's busy schedule of upcoming cruise projects

An ideal location for passenger ship refits

An ideal location for passenger ship refits
By Sean Dudley | Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sean Dudley speaks to recently appointed Seaspan Victoria Shipyards vice president and general manager, Joseph O’Rourke about being competitive on North America’s west coast

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards' Joseph O’Rourke discusses being competitive in North America

Delivering satisfaction to the cruise industry in Germany

Delivering satisfaction to the cruise industry in Germany
By Sean Dudley | Friday, January 15, 2016

Sean Dudley speaks with Jan Kees Pilaar, managing director of Blohm + Voss Repair, to find out more about the work being carried out at the German shipyard

Jan Kees Pilaar talks about the work being carried out at the Blohm+Voss shipyard

P&O Cruises Australia appoints Sture Myrmell as new full-time president

P&O Cruises Australia appoints Sture Myrmell as new full-time president
By Sean Dudley | Friday, December 18, 2015

Current CEO Ann Sherry to become brand’s executive chairman