Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 1 208 CONTENTS Ports and Destinations 192 An overview of how ports and destinations worldwide are preparing for the return of cruise ships 202 Michelle Lupino of Ambassador Cruise Line reveals how the company built itineraries for its inaugural season Europe 206 Cruise Wales 208 Gibraltar Tourist Board Mediterranean 210 MedCruise 211 MLB Malta Cruise Services Red Sea 212 MSC Cruises’ Elisabetta De Nardo outlines what makes the Red Sea a special place to cruise Asia 214 Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau North America 216 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 218 Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 220 Port of Seattle Caribbean 222 Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board 224 Martinique Tourism Authority Onboard Experience 154 Cruise executives and key industry players highlight their favourite onboard spaces 165 MSC Cruises, Virgin Voyages and selected industry suppliers share how they are improving onboard entertainment 174 Live Business discusses its expansion, how it is attracting new talent and creating bespoke entertainment offerings 176 Studio DADO executives explain why little design details make onboard spaces memorable 178 SMC Design’s Alan Stewart talks about the cruise industry’s intent to progress towards more sustainable interiors 182 Tillberg Design of Sweden showcases how it is using simulation modelling to revolutionise the interior design process 183 Trond Sigurdsen from YSA Design tells CFR why cruise ship operators should seek inspiration from superyacht designers to create onboard spaces 184 Paul Pringle speaks about the benefits of Solarglide’s new range of adhesive solar films 186 Béatrice Balle Coureau from Forbo Flooring Systems explains why flocked floor coverings are ideal for use on passenger ships 188 Dietmar Wertanzl of CMI Leisure speaks about sustainability and the opportunities and challenges created by the pandemic 190 Julia Siebert discusses the origins of Columbia Signature and what it will offer cruise guests onboard Romantika 191 Beadlight’s Matt Swiergon shares the benefits of LED lights 165