Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

9 CONTENTS 14 50 60 Four senior executives from expedition cruise lines discuss how they are meeting environmental goals in 2023 63 Lisa Lutoff-Perlo offers insight into why Celebrity Cruises is focusing on improving diversity 66 Oceania Cruises’ Bernard Carter talks about anniversaries, new ships and onboard experiences 68 Michael Ungerer discusses Explora Journeys’ impending debut 70 Cindy D’Aoust outlines how creating connections between guests and crew will help American Queen Voyages grow 74 Filippos Venetopoulos shares why Variety Cruises is focusing on destination diversity and sustainability 76 Marguerite Fitzgerald explains how Carnival Australia is bouncing back following the pandemic 78 John Padgett discusses new ship platforms, technological innovation and other changes coming to Princess Cruises 80 Viking’s Wendy Atkin-Smith reveals the secrets behind the brand’s ongoing success in multiple cruise markets 82 Gregor Gerlach and Stuart Perl tell CFR why Riverside Luxury Cruises will set new standards when it debuts in spring 2023 85 Niels-Erik Lund details how Sunstone Ships aims to perfect the expedition cruising experience with new ship designs Keynote 14 Josh Weinstein explains why supporting employees, advancing sustainability initiatives and finding innovative ways to enhance the guest experience are his key priorities for Carnival Corporation Marketwatch 26 A collection of news from ship operators, ports and destinations and other businesses operating in the cruise and ferry sectors, plus an insight into Holland America Line’s 150th anniversary, an update on the latest industry events, and much more Cover story 50 Barbara Muckermann explains how teamwork, innovation and a guestcentric approach will enable her to drive Silversea Cruises’ future success Cruise Business 57 Charles B. Robertson at American Cruise Line talks about the advantages of building and operating ships under one roof