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Sustainable maritime interiors for passenger shipping

Sustainable maritime interiors for passenger shipping
By Jon Ingleton | 09 June 2022

The quest to build and maintain ship interiors that are better for the environment is well underway. Jon Ingleton shares some perspectives ahead of the release of Cruise & Ferry’s first Sustainable Maritime Interiors report in June

Jon Ingleton shares views on the quest to build interiors that are better for the environment

Creating a new era of at-sea entertainment

Creating a new era of at-sea entertainment
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 April 2022

CFR showcases how industry suppliers are using digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality to help ship operators create exciting new offerings for guests

CFR showcases how suppliers are using digital technologies for exciting new guest offerings

Delivering fast and reliable connectivity at sea

Delivering fast and reliable connectivity at sea
By Richard Humphreys | 20 April 2022

CFR highlights three of the companies developing new solutions to improve communication and connectivity for the cruise and ferry industry

Companies are developing solutions to improve communication for the cruise and ferry industry

Happy crew, happy cruise: overcoming recruitment challenges

Happy crew, happy cruise: overcoming recruitment challenges
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 April 2022

Elly Yates-Roberts speaks with leading passenger ship management companies and crewing agencies about the solutions to the current multi-faceted problems that ship operators are facing

Passenger ship management companies and crewing agencies reveal their solutions to current problems

Building sustainably, one ship at a time

Building sustainably, one ship at a time
By Michele Witthaus | 13 April 2022

In this edition of the Green List, Michele Witthaus looks at how operators, naval architects, designers, shipyards and classification societies are improving the sustainability profile of contemporary passenger ships

CFR’s Green List explores how companies are improving the sustainability of new passenger vessels

Striking the right balance for the future of ferries

Striking the right balance for the future of ferries
By Simon Johnson | 12 April 2022

Simon Johnson asks three high-speed ferry operators how they plan to reduce emissions and adapt to new fuels while continuing to provide safe, cost-effective and reliable services to passengers

High-speed ferry operators discuss their plans for reliable and sustainable operation

Welcoming back cruise ships to ports and destinations

Welcoming back cruise ships to ports and destinations
By Alice Chambers | 07 April 2022

Ports and destinations have suffered a brutal two years. The cost of lost calls and shore spending has hit businesses and communities hard, yet they have worked tirelessly to prepare for the return of cruising. Alice Chambers asks ports and destinations worldwide to share updates about the return of cruise ships and why they are looking forward to brighter days ahead

CFR asks ports and destinations worldwide to share updates about the return of cruise ships

Highlighting the interior favourites making cruise ships special

Highlighting the interior favourites making cruise ships special
By Alex Smith | 01 April 2022

An outstanding interior design can excite, relax and inspire, shaping the way that both the ship and the voyage are perceived by guests. Alex Smith asks a selection of cruise executives to highlight their favourite onboard spaces and describe what makes them special

CFR asks cruise executives to highlight their favourite onboard spaces and what makes them outstanding

Embarking on the quest for sustainable hybrid ferries

Embarking on the quest for sustainable hybrid ferries
By Justin Merrigan | 30 March 2022

Ferry operators are moving beyond LNG in their search for new and greener fuels. Justin Merrigan reports

Ferry operators are moving beyond LNG in their search for new and greener fuels

Constructing the future of cruise shipping

Constructing the future of cruise shipping

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 29 March 2022

Now that some degree of certainty is returning to the shipbuilding industry, a range of innovative new vessel designs are set to be constructed in the coming years, while existing ship series will continue to evolve. Alex Smith reports

Alex Smith reports on the recent and upcoming cruise ship newbuilds

Staying strong during challenging times

Staying strong during challenging times
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 March 2022

Arnold Donald explains to Rebecca Gibson how Carnival Corporation is overcoming adversity to steer its nine cruise brands back to success after a challenging couple of years

Arnold Donald explains how Carnival Corporation is overcoming adversity in CFR's new keynote interview

Getting ready to set sail from the Sunshine State

Getting ready to set sail from the Sunshine State
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2022

Four leaders explain why their ports are the ideal base for cruise operators and guests who want to explore the Florida-Caribbean region

Four leaders explain why their ports are the ideal base for cruises in the Florida-Caribbean region

Feature: Protecting passengers and crew at sea

Feature: Protecting passengers and crew at sea

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By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2022

Rebecca Gibson explores some of the major health and safety challenges facing the passenger shipping industry, as well as some of the products and services that are helping operators to protect their ships, passengers and crew

CFR shares products and services that are helping operators to overcome health and safety challenges

What makes a cruise destination special?

What makes a cruise destination special?
By Alex Smith | 19 January 2022

CFR navigates a journey around some of the outstanding ports around the world to discover the attributes that continue to delight passengers call after call 

CFR discovers the attributes that continue to delight passengers at ports around the world

Improving the guest experience with hotel operations

Improving the guest experience with hotel operations
By Richard Humphreys | 18 January 2022

Hotel operations teams set impeccable standards across every onboard public area. Richard Humphreys asks some of the key players from the supplier community about the products and services that enable onboard teams to improve the guest experience

Key players discuss the products and services that improve the onboard experience

Allure of the Mediterranean Sea as a cruise destination

Allure of the Mediterranean Sea as a cruise destination
By Michele Witthaus | 15 December 2021

The Mediterranean Sea is an enduringly popular destination for cruise travellers. Cruise line executives discuss their current itineraries and future plans with Michele Witthaus

Cruise line executives discuss their current itineraries and future plans with Michele Witthaus

How partnering with destinations will benefit cruise lines

How partnering with destinations will benefit cruise lines
By Alex Smith | 13 December 2021

Carnival Corporation’s Michel Nestour tells Alex Smith why the group believes port development and partnerships will play a crucial role in the long-term success of the cruise industry

Carnival Corporation’s Michel Nestour details why port development is important for the cruise industry

Cruise ship order book: Bigger, safer, smarter

Cruise ship order book: Bigger, safer, smarter
By Michele Witthaus | 24 November 2021

High-tech expedition craft and mega ships dominate the order book, signalling a confident return to business. Michele Witthaus reports

High-tech expedition craft and mega ships dominate the order book, reports Michele Witthaus

Ferry order book: The continuing march of the E-Flexers

Ferry order book: The continuing march of the E-Flexers
By Justin Merrigan | 03 November 2021

Global interest in Stena RoRo’s adaptable ro-pax ferry concept shows no sign of abating as Justin Merrigan reports

Global interest in Stena RoRo’s adaptable ro-pax ferry concept shows no sign of abating

Designing a premium onboard experience

Designing a premium onboard experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 July 2021

Rebecca Gibson explores the crucial role interior design plays in helping passenger shipping operators to elevate the guest experience onboard their vessels

CFI explores how interior design helps passenger ship operators elevate the guest experience 

Feature: The power of collective wisdom

Feature: The power of collective wisdom
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 June 2021

Collaboration and cooperation are two of the key factors for success in any passenger ship interior design project. Rebecca Gibson asks representatives from across the sector to share their knowledge and expertise

Industry experts share why collaboration is the key to success in any passenger ship interior design project

Ferry flexible: Bringing the E-flexer ferries to life

Ferry flexible: Bringing the E-flexer ferries to life
By Simon Johnson | 19 April 2021

Simon Johnson asks executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line about the origins of their new E-Flexer ferries, as well as why they expect them to become so popular with guests

Executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line discuss the appeal of their new series of vessels

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet
By Justin Merrigan | 12 April 2021

Ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries as shipyards continue to make progress on building projects despite the pandemic. Justin Merrigan reports

Justin Merrigan reports as ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries

CFR Green List: Sustainable cruise ports

CFR Green List: Sustainable cruise ports
By Michele Witthaus | 07 April 2021

Globally, ports are stepping up their green practices, ready for when their passenger shipping business returns. We hear what sustainability means for a number of ports worldwide and how they are working towards their goals

We hear what sustainability means for ports and how they’re working towards their goals

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Meyer Turku

By Alex Smith | 01 April 2021

As cruise lines look towards the future, Alex Smith highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back onboard after sailing resumes

CFR highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back when sailing resumes

How companies can cruise past the pandemic

How companies can cruise past the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2020

We hear from Marella Cruises and Mystic Cruises about how to win business back

Cruising to the world's most unforgettable locations

Cruising to the world's most unforgettable locations
By Alex Smith | 17 December 2020

Unesco’s Ernesto Ottone R. explains to Alex Smith why World Heritage Sites have captured the imaginations of countless travellers, and how the cruise industry can help continue this legacy

Ernesto Ottone R. explains why World Heritage Sites capture the imaginations of travellers

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

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