Interviews

Cruise & Ferry Interiors indulges in Breakfast at Tihany's

Cruise & Ferry Interiors indulges in Breakfast at Tihany's
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, June 24, 2019

Jon Ingleton caught up with iconic hospitality designer Adam D.Tihany over breakfast to hear about his design philosophy and latest projects

ICFR caught up with iconic hospitality designer over breakfast to hear about his design philosophy 

The quest to deliver ideal interiors for Costa Group's cruise ships

The quest to deliver ideal interiors for Costa Group's cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 21, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Christian Schönrock to share the secrets behind the company's interior design strategy

Christian Schönrock shares the secrets behind the company’s interior design strategy

How Studio DADO aims to stir the senses with designs for Mardi Gras

How Studio DADO aims to stir the senses with designs for Mardi Gras
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, June 21, 2019

Studio DADO’s design expertise is in full bloom aboard the new Mardi Gras, whose spas, suites and staterooms combine passion with purpose to create a fresh direction for the Carnival Cruise Line brand

US design firm is creating a fresh direction for the Carnival Cruise Line brand

Why Vancouver is an iconic cruise homeport

Why Vancouver is an iconic cruise homeport
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Carmen Ortega tells Rebecca Gibson how the Canadian city is capitalising on its unique position as a cruise gateway to Alaska

Carmen Ortega shares how the Canadian city is capitalising on its position as a gateway to Alaska

Exploring the wonders of Wales with Cruise Wales

Exploring the wonders of Wales with Cruise Wales
By Lindsay James | Friday, May 24, 2019

With passenger figures on the rise and huge expansion taking place across many local ports, Wales is now a must-see destination for many. Suzanne Thomas tells Lindsay James about the organisation’s latest developments

Suzanne Thomas discusses why the country's cruise visitor numbers are growing

A destination-focused dining experience

A destination-focused dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elly Yates-Roberts asks Dietmar Wertanzl how CMI Leisure helps expedition and small-ship operators to take an artisanal approach to onboard dining

Dietmar Wertanzl discusses CMI Leisure’s artisanal approach to onboard dining on smaller ships

How is RSR Nemo delivering carefree cruising?

How is RSR Nemo delivering carefree cruising?
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Firm offers operators flexible and high-quality crew and ship management services, says Oliver Sassen

Firm offers operators flexible and high-quality crew and ship management services, says Oliver Sassen

Global Ports Holdings is bigger and better than ever

Global Ports Holdings is bigger and better than ever
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, May 17, 2019

The company continues to expand and enhance its network of ports, and CEO Emre Sayın says there’s plenty more to look forward to

CEO Emre Sayın tells ICFR how GPH is expanding and enhancing its network of ports

Ocean cruising is on the rise Down Under

Ocean cruising is on the rise Down Under
By Guest | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia have been powering ahead to grow the Antipodean market. Sandra Speares asks president Jan Swartz about the latest developments

Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia are growing the Antipodean market, says Jan Swartz

Bounding into a new cruise era in Cyprus

Bounding into a new cruise era in Cyprus
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lazaros Charalambous explains to Rebecca Gibson how DP World Limassol’s new cruise terminal is helping to drive the sustainable growth of cruising in Cyprus

Lazaros Charalambous explains how DP World Limassol’s new cruise terminal is driving growth

How is P&O Ferries transforming onboard experiences?

How is P&O Ferries transforming onboard experiences?
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, May 10, 2019

Dan Bridgett tells Jacqui Griffiths how the company’s recent agreement with Dufry contributes to a comprehensive customer experience strategy

Dan Bridgett explains how the firm’s agreement with Dufry will help its customer experience strategy

Steering Holland America Group’s brands to greater success

Steering Holland America Group’s brands to greater success
By Guest | Friday, May 10, 2019

Sam Ballard asks Stein Kruse what he is doing to keep the firm’s business growing from strength to strength

Stein Kruse shares what he is doing to keep the business growing from strength to strength

How MJM Marine is going from strength to strength

How MJM Marine is going from strength to strength
By Lindsay James | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Completing 38 projects in 2018, including the highly acclaimed Azamara Pursuit, the firm is witnessing a remarkable rise to fame. Gary Annett tells Lindsay James why 2019 will be even better

Having completing 38 projects in 2018, Gary Annett explains why 2019 will be even better

V.Ships Leisure: a powerful partner in cruising

V.Ships Leisure: a powerful partner in cruising
By Jacqui Griffiths | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Director Per Bjornsen discusses how the company is helping cruise groups address the challenges of a growing and increasingly diverse market

Director Per Bjornsen discusses how the company is helping cruise groups

Seabourn is expanding into expedition cruising

Seabourn is expanding into expedition cruising
By Susan Parker | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The firm is building on 30 years of ultra-luxury with its two expedition newbuilds due out in June 2021 and May 2022. Susan Parker talks with president Rick Meadows

President Rick Meadows discusses the firm’s two newbuilds due in June 2021 and May 2022

Tillberg Design of Sweden is staying ahead of the curve

Tillberg Design of Sweden is staying ahead of the curve
By Lindsay James | Monday, May 6, 2019

Fredrik Johansson speaks to Lindsay James about how he is preventing his firm from becoming antiquated in a fast-moving industry

Fredrik Johansson speaks about preventing his firm from becoming antiquated in a fast-moving industry

A new cruise dawn is rising in the East

A new cruise dawn is rising in the East
By Guest | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Anthony Pearce speaks with Thatcher Brown about Dream Cruises’ expansion plans and the fast-growing Asian market that will come to dominate the cruise industry

Thatcher Brown shares Dream Cruises’ expansion plans and the Asian market's cruise dominance 

Talking to an innovative ferry industry trailblazer

Talking to an innovative ferry industry trailblazer
By Guest | Thursday, May 2, 2019

David Gudgel explains to Sandra Speares how Clipper Navigation has gone from strength to strength since becoming the first to operate a high-speed catamaran in North America 32 years ago

David Gudgel on how Clipper Navigation has grown since it started using high-speed catamarans

A look at MedCruise's sustainable growth strategies

A look at MedCruise's sustainable growth strategies
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MedCruise is teaming up with key associations to help drive the sustainable growth of the cruise industry in the Mediterranean. Theodora Riga speaks with Rebecca Gibson

Theodora Riga on why the association is working with key organisations to boost the Med cruise sector

Increasing ferry capacity on the Irish Sea

Increasing ferry capacity on the Irish Sea
By Justin Merrigan | Monday, April 29, 2019

Andrew Sheen talks with Justin Merrigan about Irish Ferries’ investment in new ships, as well as its improved services and routes to Britain and France

Andrew Sheen speaks about Irish Ferries’ investment in new ships, services and routes