Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

CONTENTS 70 88 Baleària’s Adolfo Utor discusses the state of the Spanish ferry market and the operator’s transition towards netzero carbon emissions 94 Corrine Storey explains how BC Ferries is managing a pandemic response and meeting its environmental obligations 96 Irish Ferries’ Andrew Sheen details the challenges lying ahead and shares why he believes in equitable regulations across the travel sector 98 Strategic Partnerships’ Mary Scott Nabers outlines how federal funding is helping to improve ferry services across the USA 100 Michael Grey highlights why ferries are becoming a popular form of transport in the wake of the pandemic Cruise Business 54 TUI River Cruises’ Chris Hackney, APT Luxury River Cruises & Tours’ Paul Melinis, CroisiEurope’s John Fair and A-ROSA’s Lucia Rowe update CFR on the state of the river cruise industry 58 Paul Ludlow share why P&O Cruises’ faithful guest base has been a key component in the brand’s recovery 62 Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito offers an insight into what guests can expect from the cruise line’s new fleet and latest itineraries 64 Charles B. Robertson discusses American Cruise Lines’ upcoming Project Blue fleet, which will be debuting in 2023 66 Niels-Erik Lund describes how SunStone Ships is continuing to drive innovation in the expedition cruise sector 70 Ben Bouldin outlines why innovation – and fun – is at the heart of Royal Caribbean International’s appeal 72 Viking Cruises’ Wendy Atkin-Smith reveals the driving force behind the line’s continuing success as it celebrates its 25th anniversary 76 CFR asks Kelly Craighead about Cruise Line International Association’s priorities for 2022 Ferry Business 80 Interferry’s Mike Corrigan calls for investment in shoreside electricity supply and explains why the ferry industry is leading post-pandemic recovery 82 Three high-speed ferry operators explain how they plan to reduce emissions and adapt to new fuels 7 Keynote 12 Arnold Donald explains how Carnival Corporation is overcoming adversity to steer its nine cruise brands back to success after a challenging couple of years Marketwatch 22 A collection of news from ship operators, ports and destinations and other businesses operating in the cruise and ferry sectors, plus an update on cruise lines’ environmental investments and a report by Landry & Kling and Inchcape Cover story 50 Lisa Lutoff-Perlo from Celebrity Cruises explains what the brand has been doing to ensure it stays resilient and comes back stronger from the pandemic 22