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.



Diverse delights

Diverse delights
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks to Ports of Jersey’s Myra Shacklady to find out what makes the island so enticing for cruise passengers

Myra Shacklady explains what makes the island enticing for cruise passengers 

What makes a destinations stand out?

What makes a destinations stand out?
By Sean Dudley | Friday, August 11, 2017

With such a range of cruise options available to today’s passengers, how do destinations showcase their offerings and ensure they stand out from the crowd? Sean Dudley hears from representatives of ports and tourist boards to find out

Ports and tourist boards share their secrets to attracting cruise passengers

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 24, 2017

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust of Cruise Line International Association to discuss her first 12 months at the helm of the organisation

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust to discuss her first 12 months with the organisation


Better, faster communication at sea

Better, faster communication at sea
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 24, 2017

Pramod Arora of Wireless Maritime Services explains how the company is not only helping enhance passenger satisfaction levels, but also offering opportunities for cruise lines to earn new revenue

Pramod Arora explains how the company is helping to enhance passenger satisfaction levels

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mediterranean location, rich history and interesting local culture is helping to ensure visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

 The Mediterranean location is ensuring visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port of Vancouver’s Carmen Ortega explains to Sean Dudley what steps are being taken to ensure every visitor sees everything the Canadian city has to offer

Carmen Ortega explains how they ensure every visitor sees what Vancouver has to offer

Adventure meets culture on Prince Edward Island

Adventure meets culture on Prince Edward Island
By Sean Dudley | Saturday, July 15, 2017

Located off Canada’s Atlantic coast, Prince Edward Island offers passengers the chance to rediscover life’s simple pleasures

Canada’s Prince Edward Island allows passengers to rediscover life’s simple pleasures

Bridging the gap between ship and shore

Bridging the gap between ship and shore
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 10, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks with ADELTE’s Jordi Floreta to find out how the company is leading the way in the provision and development of passenger boarding bridges for the cruise and ferry sectors

Jordi Floreta shares how ADELTE is providing passenger boarding bridges for cruise and ferry ports

Expanding to meet future demand

Expanding to meet future demand
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, July 4, 2017

With significant expansion plans and confirmed funding for the next five years, the future looks bright for PortMiami

With expansion plans and confirmed funding for the next five years, the future looks bright for PortMiami

Examining cruise opportunities in Jamaica

Examining cruise opportunities in Jamaica
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sean Dudley talks to William Tatham of the Port Authority of Jamaica to find out how the country is working to advance its reputation as one of the Caribbean must-see destinations

William Tatham shares how the country is building its reputation as a must-see Caribbean destination

Constant enhancement at Global Ports Holding

Constant enhancement at Global Ports Holding
By Sean Dudley | Monday, June 19, 2017

Emre Sayın of Global Ports Holding reflects on his first year as the company’s CEO and shares his vision for the future

Emre Sayın reflects on his first year as the company’s CEO and shares his vision for the future

All go in Galveston

All go in Galveston
By Sean Dudley | Monday, May 29, 2017

With more passengers visiting than ever before and expansion work underway, Port of Galveston is enjoying something of a purple patch

With more passengers and expansion work underway, the port is enjoying a purple patch

Staying one step ahead

Staying one step ahead
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 17, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks with Antti Marine’s Markko Takkinen about new projects and the growth in demand for doors within the marine sector

Antti Marine’s Markko Takkinen talks about the growing demand for doors in the marine sector

Breaking cruise traffic records like never before

Breaking cruise traffic records like never before
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 7, 2017

In 2017, more cruise ships are set to visit the ports of Palamós and Roses on Spain’s Costa Brava coastline than ever before

In 2017, more cruise ships are set to visit the ports of Palamós and Roses on Spain’s Costa Brava coastline

Record numbers of cruise ships to visit Belfast this year

Record numbers of cruise ships to visit Belfast this year
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

88 cruise vessels set to arrive in the Northern Irish capital over the course of 2017.

Port of Huelva named Medcruise’s ‘port of the week’

Port of Huelva named Medcruise’s ‘port of the week’
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 3, 2017

More than 2,000 cruise industry professionals to receive profile on port in southern Spain

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