Onboard experience news, features and events

Pandaw to debut Sabei Pandaw in September 2019

Pandaw to debut Sabei Pandaw in September 2019
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, September 15, 2017

The ship will sail on the Mekong River between Laos and China

Seabourn launches new Seabourn Source app

Seabourn launches new Seabourn Source app
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, September 15, 2017

Guests can use the app to get information about onboard dining and entertainment options

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

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to sail on Saga Pearl II in November 2017

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to sail on Saga Pearl II in November 2017
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, September 7, 2017

World-renowned explorer to share his travel stories with Saga Cruises’ guests

KONE to supply elevators for Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises newbuilds

KONE to supply elevators for Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises newbuilds
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 7, 2017

Firm will also supply escalators and E-Link monitoring systems for the ships

Carnival Horizon to feature new Japanese dining venue

Carnival Horizon to feature new Japanese dining venue
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, September 4, 2017

Bonsai Teppanyaki will be available to guests from 2018

Silversea to debut new Grand Amore show across its fleet

Silversea to debut new Grand Amore show across its fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 4, 2017

Opera-themed production features exclusive musical tracks from London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

What’s new and next?

What’s new and next?
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, September 1, 2017

Bigger, better and jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet. Rebecca Lambert reflects on the design trends that are shaping the future of cruising

Jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet

Costa Cruises to launch WeChat Mini Program for Asia-based ships

Costa Cruises to launch WeChat Mini Program for Asia-based ships
By Rebecca | Thursday, August 31, 2017

New service will enable guests to pay for itineraries and onboard services via the online platform

Sea Princess to undergo refit before starting Brisbane season in November

Sea Princess to undergo refit before starting Brisbane season in November
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Princess ship will feature upgraded dining experiences, entertainment and bedding 

Norwegian Bliss to offer several at-sea firsts

Norwegian Bliss to offer several at-sea firsts
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 18, 2017

We highlight the dining and entertainment concepts on Norwegian's newbuild

Game-changing interior design

Game-changing interior design
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 18, 2017

Following the completion of Crystal Mozart, design firm AD Associates has quietly carved a niche for itself within the luxury marine sector

AD Associates has carved a niche for itself after completing Crystal Mozart

Entertainment for all

Entertainment for all
By Lindsay James | Thursday, August 17, 2017

Offering star-studded live shows, dedicated TV channels and artisan dining experiences, today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment offering. Lindsay James reports

Today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment 

Creating the perfect cruise experience

Creating the perfect cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Michael Jungen gives Rebecca Gibson an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device that will help Carnival Corporation personalise the guest experience

Michael Jungen gives an insight into Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device 

Thomson Cruises chooses ted as entertainment provider on new ships

Thomson Cruises chooses ted as entertainment provider on new ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 7, 2017

Programme includes theatre shows, musical performances and children’s concepts

Creating floating gardens

Creating floating gardens
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, August 4, 2017

Barbara Bressem, partner and managing director at Dauerflora, explains to Jon Ingleton how the interior landscaping company uses plants and greenery to transform passenger ships

Barbara Bressemm explains how the interior landscaping company uses plants to transform ships

Colour impressions

Colour impressions
By Jon Ingleton | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Georgina Wright, textile design consultant for Elmo Leather, talks Jon Ingleton through the mysterious art of colour palette development and selection for appealing and contemporary interiors

Georgina Wright discusses the mysterious art of colour palette development


MSC Cruises to bring TV show MasterChef to sea in summer 2017

MSC Cruises to bring TV show MasterChef to sea in summer 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MasterChef At Sea will enable pairs of guests to participate in onboard cooking competitions

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

Scenic Eclipse offers 10 dining options and eight bars

Scenic Eclipse offers 10 dining options and eight bars
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 21, 2017

Small and intimate dining venues will offer provincial dishes from the regions the ship will visit