Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

30 Cita Design expands services to London and Miami Turkey-based marine interior design firm Cita Design is planning to expand its services to better support customers around the world by opening two new branches in London, UK, and Miami, Florida. The new branches will open in March 2023, with the goal of setting a new standard for design services in the passenger shipping industry. The expansion will allow the firm to further develop its unique approach to design, style and team building. “Our motto is to create desirable, timeless and easily accessible designs for passengers and customers,” said Coşkun Çin, CEO of Cita Design. “Our new offices will allow us to provide a better service to our customers around the world and share our knowledge and innovative design approach with a wider audience. We’re so excited to get them up and running, and can’t wait to extend our team.” Vancouver Island Ferry Company chooses Carus reservation system New ferry line Vancouver Island Ferry Company in Canada is to implement a reservation system from Carus to enable it to sell tickets via its website, a consumer application and self-service kiosks in its port terminals. Carus will provide its off-the-shelf, back-office solution, ticket validation module and its standard web, app and kiosk software. In addition, it will support the ferry line’s sales and operations teams. “We are very lucky to have such a loyal and supportive client base, which guides us in how its operational needs are best supported in all the types of ferry services that we work with,” said John Bertell, director of sales at Carus. “This helps us to have the right solution available for a start-up like Vancouver Island Ferry Company.” MARKETWATCH Photo: