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.



Why experience counts in the cruise and ferry industry

Why experience counts in the cruise and ferry industry
By Sean Dudley | Monday, August 13, 2018

Australian trimaran hull design technology company Austal has recently enhanced its relationship with Fred. Olsen. Sean Dudley reports

Trimaran hull design technology company Austal enhances relationship with Fred. Olsen

A new gateway to the French city of Bordeaux

A new gateway to the French city of Bordeaux
By Sean Dudley | Friday, August 3, 2018

A new terminal for large cruise ships is coming to Pauillac near the French city of Bordeaux

Atlantic Port of Bordeaux is building a terminal so large cruise ships can berth in Pauillac 

How Jamaica in investing in history to create its future

How Jamaica in investing in history to create its future
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 30, 2018

Sean Dudley takes a look at plans to bring a new floating cruise pier to Port Royal, Jamaica, and other recent investments at the island’s existing cruise ports

We look at plans to bring a new floating cruise pier to Port Royal, and other recent investments

Sampling history and culture in the Mediterranean

Sampling history and culture in the Mediterranean
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A new Mediterranean cruise route is offering a mix of exclusivity, history, cuisine and culture to cruise passengers

A new cruise route is offers cruise guests an exclusive experience

Forming positive partnerships in the cruise industry

Forming positive partnerships in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Olaf Groeger of Columbia Cruise Services explains what his company offers clients to help enhance their processes and performance

Columbia Cruise Services’ explains how the company helps clients enhance their performance

Getting to experience the heart of the city

Getting to experience the heart of the city
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dublin Port Company’s cruise business grew strongly in 2017, with 127 cruise ship arrivals and visitor numbers passing 210,000 for the first time

Dublin Port Company’s cruise business grew strongly in 2017, with 127 cruise ship arrivals

How to offer effective customer communications in shipping

How to offer effective customer communications in shipping
By Sean Dudley | Friday, June 8, 2018

Sean Dudley speaks to Idris Shahpurwalla of Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers to find out what separates the company from the competition

Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Ship Chandlers explains what separates the company from the competition

The importance of delivering sustainable quality

The importance of delivering sustainable quality
By Sean Dudley | Monday, June 4, 2018

Jimmy Ahlgren of Elmo Leather outlines the key areas of focus when it comes to creating a quality product

Elmo Leather's Jimmy Ahlgren outlines the areas of focus when it comes to creating a quality product

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding
By Sean Dudley | Friday, May 18, 2018

With a base in Cadiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast, Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels

Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels 

The difference a true differentiator can make in at-sea communications

The difference a true differentiator can make in at-sea communications
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wireless Maritime Services’ CEO Pramod Arora answers the five questions every cruise line executive should be asking themselves about wi-fi

Wireless Maritime Systems answers questions every cruise executive should ask about wi-fi

Port of Galveston: A port with significant potential

Port of Galveston: A port with significant potential
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sean Dudley speaks to Rodger Rees, the newly appointed port director at the Port of Galveston, to find out what he hopes to bring to the role in the months to come

Rodger Rees explains what he hopes to bring to his new role as port director 

How MME Group is helping shipowners to combat corrosion

How MME Group is helping shipowners to combat corrosion
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Michaël Roerade and Eric Bouman outline how the company’s systems reduce the risk of corrosion and marine growth damaging vessels

Michaël Roerade and Eric Bouman outline how the company’s systems reduce the risk of corrosion 

The importance of creating a holistic digital environment on cruise ships

The importance of creating a holistic digital environment on cruise ships
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 13, 2018

With today’s cruise and ferry passengers expecting a certain level of connectivity, Telenor Maritime provides mobile, wi-fi, 3G, 4G coverage onboard, with 5G coming soon. Sean Dudley speaks to Jan Erik Norli from the company to find out more

Jan Erik Norli from Telenor Maritime tells us about connectivity at sea 

How recent CLIA research highlights global cruise growth

How recent CLIA research highlights global cruise growth
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 9, 2018

Three recent reports from Cruise Lines International Association reveal positive growth trends and demographic insights from the cruise industry. We consider some key findings from the past six months

We consider some of the findings from CLIA reports over the past six months

Cruise Lines International Association research highlights growth

Cruise Lines International Association research highlights growth
By Sean Dudley | Monday, February 26, 2018

Three recent reports from CLIA reveal positive growth trends in the cruise industry

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | Friday, January 26, 2018

To ensure they differentiate themselves from the competition, cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different. We take a look at what’s on the horizon within the industry

Cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different

How Ports de Balears is showcasing the essence of the Med

How Ports de Balears is showcasing the essence of the Med
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Visitors to the western Mediterranean will be able to take in all the region has to offer thanks to a new cruise route

Visitors to the western Mediterranean will be able to take in all the region has to offer 


Why the Port of Cork is memorable and environmentally sustainable

Why the Port of Cork is memorable and environmentally sustainable
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, January 18, 2018

With industry awards and new opportunities around LNG emerging, it’s an exciting time at the Port of Cork

With new opportunities around LNG emerging, it’s an exciting time for the Irish port

How Sept-Îles maps the cruise guest experience

How Sept-Îles maps the cruise guest experience
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At Sept-Îles in Quebec, Canada, a shared framework is being harnessed to ensure the needs of visitors are met by every service provider

Canadian port uses a shared framework to ensure it meets the needs of visitors

A friendly gateway to the great outdoors

A friendly gateway to the great outdoors
By Sean Dudley | Friday, January 12, 2018

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is investing in its facilities to allow more visitors to take advantage of the host of activities and attractions Vancouver Island has to offer

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is investing to allow more visitors to enjoy Vancouver Island