Interviews

Sailing to the heart of the destination with TUI River Cruises

Sailing to the heart of the destination with TUI River Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 December 2022

Katy Berzins tells Rebecca Gibson about the unique challenges of planning river-based itineraries and shares how the brand is curating unforgettable experiences

TUI’s Katy Berzins discusses how the business is approaching river cruising

How Scenic Group is creating a sense of exclusivity

How Scenic Group is creating a sense of exclusivity

Scenic Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 06 December 2022

Claudius Docekal tells Rebecca Gibson how the boutique size of Scenic Group’s ocean ships enable it to deliver itineraries with unique destinations and authentic and luxurious onshore experiences

Brand’s small vessels deliver intimate experiences that are appealing to cruise guests

Cruise Baltic offers countless cruise experiences in the Baltic Sea

Cruise Baltic offers countless cruise experiences in the Baltic Sea
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 December 2022

Ida Karine Skaarup tells Rebecca Gibson how Cruise Baltic is helping cruise operators to plan memorable, safe and sustainable itineraries in the Baltic Sea region

Association helps cruise lines plan memorable, safe and sustainable itineraries in the region

Creating a welcoming and supportive environment for crew members

Creating a welcoming and supportive environment for crew members
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2022

Lorenzo Vera Franco tells Rebecca Gibson how MedCruise’s new initiative will transform the onshore experience for crew members visiting ports in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas

How MedCruise is improving the well-being of crews visiting Mediterranean ports

Reshaping cruising for good with environmentally friendly measures

Reshaping cruising for good with environmentally friendly  measures
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 November 2022

Nancy Houley tells Elly Yates-Roberts how Cruise the Saint Lawrence is prioritising sustainability

Nancy Houley reveals how Cruise the Saint Lawrence is prioritising sustainability 

How Global Ports Holding is staying ahead of the game

How Global Ports Holding is staying ahead of the game
By Alex Smith | 23 November 2022

Mehmet Kutman, chairman and CEO of Global Ports Holding tells Alex Smith how the port operator is investing in its network to ensure future success

The business is investing in infrastructure and sustainability to ensure future success

New MSC Seascape to ‘wow’ guests upon December debut

New MSC Seascape to ‘wow’ guests upon December debut

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 22 November 2022

MSC Cruises’ Rubén Rodriguez talks with Alice Chambers about the highlights guests can expect to enjoy onboard the latest newbuild in the Seaside EVO class

Rubén Rodriguez of MSC Cruises’ talks with CFR about the highlights guests can expect

Resorts World Cruises is aiming high in Asia

Resorts World Cruises is aiming high in Asia
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 November 2022

Rebecca Gibson asks Michael Goh how Resorts World Cruises’ itineraries from Singapore and Malaysia are helping it to achieve its goal of driving the growth of the region’s luxury cruise market

Michael Goh shares how the brand’s itineraries are growing the region’s luxury cruise market

The evolution of expedition cruising with Swan Hellenic

The evolution of expedition cruising with Swan Hellenic
By Alice Chambers | 18 November 2022

Swan Hellenic is set to take guests to ‘see what others don’t’ by visiting remote locations. Pierre Thomas tells Alice Chambers more

Pierre Thomas tells CFR about how the cruise line is taking guests to ‘see what others don’t’

Living luxuriously at sea with a unique cruise experience

Living luxuriously at sea with a unique cruise experience
By Sandra Speares | 18 November 2022

Storylines, an innovative residential community at sea, is to set sail in 2024-2025. Alister Punton tells Sandra Speares about the new venture

Alister Punton discusses the new residential community at sea, to set sail in 2024-2025

Sunstone Ships is bouncing back to success

Sunstone Ships is bouncing back to success
By Alex Smith | 17 November 2022

Niels Erik-Lund tells Alex Smith how SunStone Ships is successfully coming out the other side of the pandemic and looking to the future with new construction projects

Neils Erik-Lund explains how the firm is looking to the future with new construction projects

How Incat Crowther and Astilleros Armon are meeting fast ferry demand

How Incat Crowther and Astilleros Armon are meeting fast ferry demand
By Alice Chambers | 16 November 2022

Incat Crowther’s Dan Mace and Astilleros Armon’s Ricardo Garcia tell Alice Chambers how their companies are working together to meet the increasing need for fast ro-pax ferries

The firms are working together to improve the speed and quality of ro-pax ferries

Why is Caribbean cruising enduringly popular with guests?

Why is Caribbean cruising enduringly popular with guests?
By Alex Smith | 16 November 2022

Alex Smith speaks with some of the largest cruise lines operating in the Caribbean to discover why the region continues to lead the way as the world’s most popular cruise destination

Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line share why travellers visit the region

Finding unexpected benefits in the wake of crisis

Finding unexpected benefits in the wake of crisis

Ponant/Olivier Blaud

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 November 2022

Benoit Carassou-Maillan gives an insight into how Ponant’s efforts to become more agile and adaptable during the pandemic have empowered it to develop more innovative itineraries

Benoit Carassou-Maillan gives an insight into Ponant’s efforts to become more adaptable

How Azamara is moving onwards and upwards

How Azamara is moving onwards and upwards
By Michele Witthaus | 15 November 2022

Azamara is making the most of opportunities to grow as an independent brand. Patrice Willoughby tells Michele Witthaus what’s new at the company

Patrice Willoughby discusses the new opportunities for the company as an independent brand

Finding new opportunities despite Covid-19 challenges

Finding new opportunities despite Covid-19 challenges
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 November 2022

Justin Poulsen of Silversea Cruises shares how the Covid-19 crisis has created the chance for it to forge new partnerships and make more socially and environmentally responsible itinerary planning decisions

Justin Poulsen on how Silversea Cruises is forging new partnerships and improving itinerary planning

Why Viking is heading northwards for Viking Saturn’s maiden season

Why Viking is heading northwards for Viking Saturn’s maiden season
By Alice Chambers | 11 November 2022

Wendy Atkin-Smith reveals why Viking UK has chosen to create three new Iceland-based itineraries for its latest ship

New ship will sail three new Iceland-based itineraries in 2023

How Inmarsat is working to improve safety at sea

How Inmarsat is working to improve safety at sea
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2022

Peter Broadhurst talks with Alex Smith about safety in the shipping industry and how Inmarsat’s new Fleet Safety solution can help improve crews’ ability to address incidents

The company's new Fleet Safety Solution can help crews to address incidents

Planning the maiden season for MSC World Europa

Planning the maiden season for MSC World Europa

MSC CRuises

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 November 2022

Elisabetta De Nardo explains to Rebecca Gibson why MSC Cruises has based its first World Class ship in the Middle East and highlights the diverse experiences guests can expect

Elisabetta De Nardo explains why MSC Cruises has based its first World Class ship in the Middle East

Green ships fit for zero-emission cruising

Green ships fit for zero-emission cruising

Multi Maritime

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2022

Rolf André Sandvik shares how eco-friendly ships powered by batteries and hydrogen fuel cells will enable Norwegian operator Northern Xplorer to offer sustainable cruising for discerning travellers

Rolf André Sandvik shares why Northern Xplorer will use batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for its newbuilds

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