Interviews

Cruising down the River Severn in Gloucestershire, UK

Cruising down the River Severn in Gloucestershire, UK

English Holiday Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 21 January 2022

Jay Clements details some of the highlights guests can expect when cruising through the Severn Vale in the UK with English Holiday Cruises

Jay Clements details the highlights of cruising the Severn with English Holiday Cruises

Staying flexible to overcome itinerary planning challenges

Staying flexible to overcome itinerary planning challenges

Windstar Cruises

By Alex Smith | 20 January 2022

Kristin Badgett explains to Alex Smith how Windstar Cruises’ adaptable approach to building its itineraries has allowed it to keep exploring and create new sailings for 2022

Kristin Badgett explains how Windstar Cruises has created new sailings for 2022

A western adventure on a MedallionClass cruise

A western adventure on a MedallionClass cruise
By Alex Smith | 19 January 2022

Crystal Morgan of Princess Cruises tells Alex Smith why the cruise line has chosen to welcome its new ship Discovery Princess with an inaugural season along the USA’s West Coast

Crystal Morgan explains why Discovery Princess’ inaugural season will include USA’s West Coast

How Aurora Expeditions is building on three decades of exploration

How Aurora Expeditions is building on three decades of exploration
By Alex Smith | 18 January 2022

Monique Ponfoort talks to Alex Smith about how Aurora Expeditions continues to provide a unique guest experience with its varied range of itineraries and destinations

Monique Ponfoort discusses how the cruise line continues to provide a unique guest experience

Working together to create a sustainable future

Working together to create a sustainable future
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2022

Aimilia Papachristou tells Rebecca Gibson how MedCruise collaborates with partners to help cruise port members achieve their environmental goals

Aimilia Papachristou explains how MedCruise helps port members achieve environmental goals 

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 January 2022

Santiago Jaramillo of Speedcast tells Elly Yates-Roberts how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators, and how Speedcast is there to help 

Santiago Jaramillo explains how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 January 2022

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value of ship agents and how their role may change in the future

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value and role of ship agents

Adapting rapidly to remain resilient in the cruise industry

Adapting rapidly to remain resilient in the cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 January 2022

Patrick McNulty explains to Rebecca Gibson how Bourne Group has adapted to overcome the challenges of the pandemic to continue delivering signage that exceeds cruise clients’ expectations

Patrick McNulty explains how Bourne Group has adapted to overcome the challenges of the pandemic

Twice the fun in Jamaica with more immersive experiences

Twice the fun in Jamaica with more immersive experiences
By Michele Witthaus | 10 January 2022

Although Jamaica has five highly diverse cruise ports, cruise lines have traditionally only visited one per itinerary. William Tatham tells Michele Witthaus how that’s set to change as several cruise lines plan double calls

William Tatham explains how cruise lines can make double calls at five Jamaican cruise ports

Lighting the way aesthetically and technically on cruise ships and ferries

Lighting the way aesthetically and technically on cruise ships and ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2022

Matt Swiergon explains to Rebecca Gibson how Beadlight can help shipowners to find the most effective lighting solution for staterooms onboard their passenger vessels

Matt Swiergon explains how Beadlight finds the most effective lighting solution for staterooms

Forging ahead with small-ship luxury expedition cruising

Forging ahead with small-ship luxury expedition cruising
By Alex Smith | 07 January 2022

Niels-Erik Lund explains how SunStone Ships is continuing to develop after the challenges of the pandemic to Alex Smith

Niels-Erik Lund explains how SunStone Ships is developing after the challenges of the pandemic

Custom creations for comfortable and aesthetically pleasing interiors

Custom creations for comfortable and aesthetically pleasing interiors
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2022

Rebecca Gibson asks Jason Holmes how Forbo Flooring Systems develops bespoke floor coverings for spaces onboard cruise ships and passenger ferries

Jason Holmes explains how Forbo Flooring Systems creates onboard floor coverings

A reinvigorated return to the cruise industry for interior design

A reinvigorated return to the cruise industry for interior design
By Richard Humphreys | 05 January 2022

Alan McVitty tells Richard Humphreys why M Studio London is primed and ready to begin working on cruise industry projects again

Alan McVitty explains why M Studio London is ready to work on cruise industry projects again

Providing premium services to improve the passenger experience

Providing premium services to improve the passenger experience
By Alex Smith | 04 January 2022

Marie Ellingson tells Alex Smith how investments such as a complementary valet service are helping to improve cruise operations at the Port of Seattle

Marie Ellingson explains how the Port of Seattle is improving cruise operations

Leading the Balearics market with over 14,000 ferry crossings per year

Leading the Balearics market with over 14,000 ferry crossings per year
By Justin Merrigan | 04 January 2022

Marcos Marí Washbourne tells Justin Merrigan how Trasmapi is improving the customer experience in the massively competitive market that is the Balearic Islands

Marcos Marí Washbourne tells how Trasmapi is improving customer experience in the Balearics

Bringing cruising back to Asia following Covid-19

Bringing cruising back to Asia following Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 20 December 2021

As one of the biggest cruise companies in Asia, Genting Cruise Lines is pivotal to the future of the region’s cruise industry. Raymond Lim tells Alex Smith how it restarted sailing in tough times

 Raymond Lim tells Alex Smith how Genting Cruise Lines restarted sailing in tough times

How Scarlet Lady was launched following pandemic disruption

How Scarlet Lady was launched following pandemic disruption
By Rebecca Barnes | 20 December 2021

Rebecca Barnes speaks with Virgin Voyages’ Tom McAlpin about brand heritage, healthy sailors and why the line made the decision to launch in the UK 

Virgin Voyages’ Tom McAlpin tells Rebecca Barnes about brand heritage and healthy sailors

Spirited away: two new ships for British cruise line

Spirited away: two new ships for British cruise line
By Anthony Pearce | 17 December 2021

Anthony Pearce asks Nigel Blanks about Saga Cruises’ two new boutique, purpose-built ships and how they are redefining cruising in the ex-UK market

Nigel Blanks details Saga Cruises’ two new ships and how they are redefining cruising in the ex-UK market

A vital lifeline during an unprecedented emergency

A vital lifeline during an unprecedented emergency
By Simon Johnson | 16 December 2021

Walter Rushbrook explains how the crucial role Interislander played in New Zealand’s emergency response to the pandemic has helped to cement its future in the ferry industry

Walter Rushbrook explains how Interislander helped with New Zealand’s response to the pandemic

Leading the revival of ro-pax ferry services in the UK, France and Spain

Leading the revival of ro-pax ferry services in the UK, France and Spain
By Simon Johnson | 15 December 2021

Christophe Mathieu shares how Brittany Ferries is making its business more resilient in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and shares his outlook for the future of the ferry sector

Christophe Mathieu tells Simon Johnson how Brittany Ferries is building resilience due to the pandemic

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