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Rebuilding cruise tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic

Rebuilding cruise tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic
By Jon Ingleton | 05 November 2020

Jon Ingleton speaks with cruise industry leaders about what it will take to rebuild the industry

Jon Ingleton speaks with cruise industry leaders about what it will take to rebuild the industry

The solutions enhancing passenger safety at sea

The solutions enhancing passenger safety at sea
By Richard Humphreys | 20 October 2020

CFR showcases some of the companies that are keeping guests and crew safe on cruise ships and passenger ferries worldwide

CFR showcases some of the companies that are keeping guests and crew safe

Reviving the refurbishment market in challenging times

Reviving the refurbishment market in challenging times
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 08 October 2020

Many interior outfitters are taking the disruption to business as an opportunity to re-evaluate their practices. CFR speaks with some of the sector’s biggest names to learn more

Interior outfitters are taking the disruption as an opportunity to re-evaluate their practices

Delivering innovation in cruise ship construction

Delivering innovation in cruise ship construction
By Alex Smith | 01 October 2020

Despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic, cruise ship construction projects are continuing to progress. Alex Smith highlights some of the newbuilds that will debut soon

Alex Smith highlights some of the newbuilds that are continuing to progress during the global pandemic

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 August 2020

Partnering with materials experts during interior design projects enables shipowners to create long-lasting and beautiful onboard spaces. Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can help

Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can enable shipowners to create high-quality interiors

The seven crucial elements of interior design

The seven crucial elements of interior design
By Jon Ingleton | 14 July 2020

Jon Ingleton asks experts to share their insights into the building blocks of design

Jon Ingleton asks experts to share their insights into the building blocks of design

Navigating new waters in cruise ship interior design

Navigating new waters in cruise ship interior design
Volume Creative
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 June 2020

Volume Creative tells Rebecca Gibson about how it is using the power of research and art to drive the growth of sustainability in cruise ship interior design

Volume Creative explains how it is using research and art to drive the growth of sustainability

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration
By Jacqui Griffiths | 01 April 2020

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham tells Jacqui Griffiths how rich ecology and heritage make Jamaica an island of unique ports of call

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham explains what makes Jamaica unique

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 February 2020

Senior executives from Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises tell Elly Yates-Roberts how they are working to take customer satisfaction to a whole new level

Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises’ executives discuss how they’re working to satisfy customers

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 February 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks executives from Costa Cruises, Marella Cruises and V. Ships Leisure how they overcome the challenges of planning the perfect itinerary

Cruise line executives explain how they overcome the challenge of planning their cruise experiences

How cruise lines are building a better shore experience

How cruise lines are building a better shore experience
By Richard Humphreys | 07 February 2020

With passengers having more alternatives to travel independently, shore excursion professionals are continuing to build creative combination tours, as Richard Humphreys reports

Richard Humphreys explores the creative combination tours now on offer

Tracking the evolution of onboard retail on cruise ships

Tracking the evolution of onboard retail on cruise ships
By Allan Jordan | 28 January 2020

Cruise lines are expanding their focus on retailing to improve the guest experience and increase onboard revenue. Allan Jordan explores the latest trends with the help of cruise executives

Cruise line executives share how they are using retail to improve the guest experience and grow revenue

Spoilt for choice in a packed cruise order book

Spoilt for choice in a packed cruise order book
By Michele Witthaus | 06 November 2019

With 118 cruise ships worth nearly US$70 billion currently on order across a broad spread of cruise ship types and sizes, the outlook for newbuilds has never been healthier. Michele Witthaus reports on several upcoming deliveries

Michele Witthaus reports on the outlook for newbuilds, with nearly 118 cruise ships on order

Operators worldwide order fast, smart and sustainable ferries

Operators worldwide order fast, smart and sustainable ferries
By Jacqui Griffiths | 27 September 2019

A glance at the global ferry order book tells the story of a buoyant sector with an appetite for innovative solutions. Jacqui Griffiths reports

The global ferry order book tells the story of a buoyant sector with an appetite for innovation

Launching the Celebrity Revolution for luxury standards

Launching the Celebrity Revolution for luxury standards
By Guest | 26 June 2019

Allan Jordan explores Celebrity Cruises’ ongoing revitalisation programme, which was inspired by the new Celebrity Edge and will elevate the luxury standards on its current cruise ships

ICFR explores Celebrity Cruises’ revitalisation programme which was inspired by Celebrity Edge

Making passengers personally invested in onboard interiors

Making passengers personally invested in onboard interiors
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 June 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks executives from Holland America Group and BC Ferries what role emotion plays in interior design

Executives from Holland America Group and BC Ferries on the role emotion plays in interior design

Perfecting the dining experience at sea

Perfecting the dining experience at sea
By Jacqui Griffiths | 19 April 2019

Galleys and eateries are an essential ingredient in perfecting the onboard dining experience. Jacqui Griffiths asks operators how they surprise and delight passengers

We ask cruise operators why galleys and eateries are an essential ingredient in delighting passengers

Green List 2019: how firms are making ships eco-friendly

Green List 2019: how firms are making ships eco-friendly
By Michele Witthaus | 10 April 2019

Michele Witthaus looks at the products and services that are making a difference

Michele Witthaus looks at the products and services that are making a difference

How do destinations create an unforgettable cruise experience?

How do destinations create an unforgettable cruise experience?
By Jacqui Griffiths | 08 April 2019

Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators what makes the places they visit truly special

Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators what makes the places they visit truly special

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 April 2019

European lines are leading the way in environmentally friendly operations as they order dual-fuel and battery-powered ferries. Rebecca Gibson reports

European brands are leading the way in green operations as they order dual-fuel and battery ferries

An appetite for authenticity is driving cruise orders

An appetite for authenticity is driving cruise orders
By Michele Witthaus | 03 April 2019

The thirst for a true sense of exploration at sea shows no signs of abating. Michele Witthaus highlights some of the new cruise ships that will meet the demand

We highlight some of the new cruise ships that will meet the demand for exploration at sea

What are cruise line leaders prioritising for 2019?

What are cruise line leaders prioritising for 2019?
By Guest | 01 April 2019

Jodi Ornstein asks cruise line executives to share their strategies on everything from sustainability and fleet enhancements, to itinerary planning and guest expectations

Executives from AmaWaterways, Tauck and Celebrity talk sustainability, guest experience and more

Five-star service to improve the passenger experience

Five-star service to improve the passenger experience
By Jacqui Griffiths | 05 March 2019

Jacqui Griffiths explores how operators and suppliers are working together to deliver seamless services

Jacqui Griffiths explores how operators and suppliers are working together to deliver seamless services

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide
By Guest | 26 February 2019

The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than US$1.3 billion of new vessels and associated infrastructure set to be built over the next four years. Justin Merrigan reports

Industry is growing with over US$1.3 billion of new vessels and infrastructure to be built in four years

Elevating the overall passenger experience

Elevating the overall passenger experience
By Guest | 22 February 2019

From environmental initiatives to going a step beyond with onboard furnishings, three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

Three ferry CEOs tell Sam Ballard what they’re doing to make their services better for everyone

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises
By Michele Witthaus | 19 February 2019

The segment has continued to boom in recent months, with numerous operators ordering new ships. Michele Witthaus finds out more

Michele Witthaus finds out more about the segment and its recent boom 

How are ports are investing in their success?

How are ports are investing in their success?
By Jacqui Griffiths | 07 February 2019

Many ports and port service companies are investing heavily in local improvement in order to sustain a five-star service for visiting cruise ships and their passengers. We take a look at some of the best initiatives

A look at the best ways ports’ are investing in local improvement to sustain five-star service

A cleaner and greener cruise and ferry industry

A cleaner and greener cruise and ferry industry
By Michele Witthaus | 01 February 2019

Michele Witthaus looks at how cruise and ferry operators are improving their environmental performance with innovative green solutions

Companies are helping operators improve environmental performance with green solutions

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces
By Anonym | 29 January 2019

Taking a look at the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship, with the latest power and propulsion systems

We highlight the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship

The importance of experience in maritime design

The importance of experience in maritime design
By Anonym | 25 January 2019

We asked a senior panel of interior designers, outfitters and suppliers to explain how they create and deliver outstanding public spaces onboard passenger ships

A panel of experts explain how they create and deliver outstanding public spaces on passenger ships

Making dining distinctive onboard cruise ships

Making dining distinctive onboard cruise ships
By Jacqui Griffiths | 09 January 2019

Today’s sea travellers expect exciting food and beverage options to suit their personal tastes. Jacqui Griffiths asks leading operators how they deliver the perfect mix

Operators share how they deliver the perfect food and beverage options to suit guests' personal tastes

The key to success in the quest for operational excellence

The key to success in the quest for operational excellence
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 July 2018

The operations managers of the major cruise and ferry brands face multiple challenges in keeping their fleets afloat. Michele Witthaus finds out what’s top of the agenda for three of them

We ask Stena Teknik, Genting Cruise Lines and Scandlines how they keep their fleets afloat

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences
By Guest | 06 July 2018

Sam Ballard asks Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur Cruceros, Holland America Line, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line how they are creating itineraries with a balance between local activities and a regional immersion experience

Azamara, Pullmantur, Holland America, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line tells us more

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships
By Guest | 02 July 2018

Anthony Pearce speaks to experts from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Stena Line to understand how orchestrating the design of a ship is akin to planning a small city

Experts from Carnival, RCL and Stena explain how designing a ship is akin to planning a small city 

Introducing the first Cruise & Ferry Green List

Introducing the first Cruise & Ferry Green List
By Michele Witthaus | 02 April 2018

Michele Witthaus takes us on a virtual ship tour, highlighting some of the environmentally friendly products and services that are helping ship operators achieve regulatory compliance and cost savings

We share some of the eco-friendly solutions that help ship operators save costs and meet regulations 

Expanding horizons in the growing cruise industry

Expanding horizons in the growing cruise industry
By Elizabeth Robinson | 19 March 2018

Vadim Kashirin, director general of the Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg Marine Façade, shares the secrets of the port’s success as a tourist destination and discusses his plans for future growth

Vadim Kashirin from the Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg shares the secrets of the port’s success

The impact of plants and flowers onboard

The impact of plants and flowers onboard
By Jon Ingleton | 27 February 2018

Sincere, creative, passionate, fun and determined are all appropriate adjectives to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora. Jon Ingleton spent some time with her to find out about building green

Creative, passionate and determined are all ways to describe Barbara Bressem at Dauerflora

Why does colour count onboard a cruise ship?

Why does colour count onboard a cruise ship?
By Jacqui Griffiths | 30 January 2018

Nicola Preece at AD Associates tells Jacqui Griffiths why colour is so important in the company’s marine interior designs

Nicola Preece at AD Associates explains why colour is so important in marine interior designs

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry

What's new for 2018 in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | 26 January 2018

To ensure they differentiate themselves from the competition, cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different. We take a look at what’s on the horizon within the industry

Cruise lines and global destinations are always keen to offer something fresh and different

The secrets of appealing to all in the cruise industry

The secrets of appealing to all in the cruise industry
By Sean Dudley | 05 January 2018

Cruise associations globally are continuously seeking strong source markets to ensure the industry continues to thrive. We hear from association representatives and port spokespeople about how they are looking to appeal to today’s cruise passengers

Cruise associations globally are continuously seeking strong source markets 

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

We take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

The importance of considering sustainability first

The importance of considering sustainability first
By Justin Merrigan | 27 October 2017

Justin Merrigan delves into some of the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Justin Merrigan explores the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Connecting people through the use of technology

Connecting people through the use of technology
By Guest | 17 October 2017

Sam Ballard talks to Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne to understand how technology is changing the way they communicate and operate

Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne tells us how technology is changing their operations

The place of ferries in the sustainable transport debate

The place of ferries in the sustainable transport debate
By Michele Witthaus | 16 October 2017

How green are ferries compared with transport alternatives? Three Northern Europe-based operators share their sustainability strategies with Michele Witthaus

Three Northern Europe-based operators share their sustainability strategies

Building the next generation of cruise ships

Building the next generation of cruise ships
By Guest | 06 October 2017

From massive fleet expansions to first-time newbuilds, the cruise industry is booming. Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships

Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships 

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all
By Susan Parker | 04 September 2017

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships, while the traditional shipyard map is changing as demand outstrips supply. Susan Parker reports

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry
By Guest | 01 September 2017

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers, Sam Ballard investigates some of the innovations that are making operations safer and more efficient

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers

What’s new and next?

What’s new and next?
By Rebecca Lambert | 01 September 2017

Bigger, better and jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet. Rebecca Lambert reflects on the design trends that are shaping the future of cruising

Jam-packed with entertainment, the newbuilds of 2017 will be some of the most impressive yet

Entertainment for all

Entertainment for all
By Anonym | 17 August 2017

Offering star-studded live shows, dedicated TV channels and artisan dining experiences, today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment offering. Lindsay James reports

Today’s cruise lines are competing to create the ultimate onboard entertainment 

What makes a destinations stand out?

What makes a destinations stand out?
By Sean Dudley | 11 August 2017

With such a range of cruise options available to today’s passengers, how do destinations showcase their offerings and ensure they stand out from the crowd? Sean Dudley hears from representatives of ports and tourist boards to find out

Ports and tourist boards share their secrets to attracting cruise passengers

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