Happy holidays to all Cruise & Ferry readers!

Happy holidays to all Cruise & Ferry readers!

With the festive season upon us, the team at Cruise & Ferry will be taking a short break for the holidays. Our normal coverage of the latest passenger shipping news will resume in the first week of January 2023. 

While we take time out for the holidays, why not check out some of our highlights from 2022? Here’s a handpicked selection of five of our most popular features from the past year: 

1. Striking the right balance 

With pressure on fuel costs and demands for greener travel rising, executives from ferry brands must consider new technologies, fuels, supply chain and shoreside infrastructure to ensure fast ferries continue to be cost-effective and an attractive option for passengers in future. Shipshape Consulting’s Simon Johnson asks Red Funnel’s Fran Collins, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ Sean Collins and San Juan Clipper’s Morgan Mooney to share their insights in the Ferry Business roundtable in our Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review

2. An eco-conscious pioneer 

“We’re continually pushing boundaries and showing the world how we can achieve sustainable shipping,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Group’s cruise division and global chair of Cruise Lines International Association. Vago spoke with us about the brand’s family values and innovative approaches to creating revolutionary ships, transforming the guest experience and leading the cruise industry towards a zero-carbon future for the keynote interview in the Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review

3. Conscientious cruising 

What constitutes a sustainable ship? That’s the question on everyone’s minds as the cruise and ferry industry begins to put sustainable initiatives into practice. “We can show clients the impact their initial design decisions will have on the overall carbon footprint of their ship,” said Anders Ørgård, as he was joined by Bente Medelbye to explain how Steen Friis Design is using life cycle analysis to develop data-driven design strategies and deliver more sustainable ships in the cover story for our 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Read the full story

4. Five great lakes, one grand adventure 

The immense Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System offers pristine natural beauty, exciting entertainment options and a Midwestern charm. We report on the warm and welcoming region that’s beginning to attract the attention of the cruise world in the cover story of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2023

5. How to crack the sustainability code 

Our first-ever Sustainable Maritime Interiors report explores how key stakeholders in the passenger ship interiors industry are working hard to develop innovative new products and services to build greener vessels. In the report, Holland America Group’s My Nguyen said: “There’s such a great opportunity for us to recycle and reuse so many products but nobody has really found a way to do it at a scale that’s really making a difference – yet. We now need to have conversations that make us, other designers, shipyards and suppliers question their responsibilities.” 

You’ll find plenty more insights from executives across the passenger shipping industry in the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter issues of Cruise & Ferry Review, as well as our packed annuals, Cruise & Ferry Interiors and Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning

Many thanks to all our readers and partners that have contributed to and supported Cruise & Ferry in 2022. We look forward to bringing you more exclusive insights and updates from the global passenger shipping industry next year, beginning with our Spring/Summer 2023 edition of Cruise & Ferry Review. Subscribe to receive your copy

Best wishes for the holidays, and here’s to a great 2023! 

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
23 December 2022

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