Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

37 MARKETWATCH Almost 90 per cent of European river cruise players found business to be above or in line with their expectations for 2022, according to Seatrade Cruise’s first annual European River Cruise Trends Report. Seatrade surveyed stakeholders, such as cruise lines, crewing agencies and port operators, in the European river cruise market in autumn 2022. It also found that: 52% of European river cruise stakeholders predict an increase in the sector by at least 5-10% 62% of stakeholders expect North America to become the biggest source of the market, followed by Continental Europe, UK and Ireland 56% of those surveyed expect hybrid propulsion systems to be the near and midterm solution for carbon-free operations Cainby has supplied more than 1,000 signs for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Celebration, which was built and delivered by Meyer Turku shipyard. The order was part of Cainby’s long-standing collaboration with the Finnish shipyard and included signage for venues, cabin areas and public spaces. Cainby’s flexible approach, from planning and designing through to production and installation, helped to ensure the vessel was completed on schedule. “Our extensive knowledge of marine safety regulations meant that we could carry out Carnival’s large order effectively,” said Jan Metsola, CEO of Cainby. “We look forward to more joint projects.” Cainby supplies more than 1,000 signs for Carnival Celebration Photo: Carnival Cruise Line P&O Cruises’ newest ship Arvia features a Panorama Deck with a retractable glass dome roof produced and installed by Brombach + Gess. The glass roof – which weighs 156 tonnes and is 43 metres long, 34 metres wide and 62 metres high is made up of one sliding element and two non-moveable parts on either side. The sliding roof allows the deck to be used in all weather conditions and can be opened and closed within just 10 minutes to ensure passengers remain comfortable at all times. Brombach + Gess delivers glass roof for P&O Cruises’ Arvia The latest in the European river cruise sector