Interviews

How Carnival is creating the fun factor in cruising

How Carnival is creating the fun factor in cruising
By Anthony Pearce | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

From rollercoasters to onboard breweries, Carnival Cruise Line has always been about creating the best possible holidays. President Christine Duffy explains why to Anthony Pearce

President Christine Duffy explains how Carnival Cruise Line delivers a memorable holiday experience

How Blohm+Voss became fit for the future

How Blohm+Voss became fit for the future
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, October 11, 2019

After two years of restructuring and the introduction of a new business model, Blohm+Voss is ready for the future. Managing director Ralph Petersen says there is plenty to look forward to

Managing director Ralph Peterson has a positive outlook after two years of restructuring

Rising to the innovation challenge in the ferry sector

Rising to the innovation challenge in the ferry sector
By Simon Johnson | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

ICFR’s expert ferry advisor Simon Johnson asks three ferry executives to discuss the greatest opportunities and challenges facing the global ferry sector

Three ferry executives discuss opportunities and challenges in the ferry sector with Simon Johnson

How Live Business is starting a new saga

How Live Business is starting a new saga
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 7, 2019

Mark Dixon and Dan Lock tell Rebecca Gibson how the innovative entertainment offering Live Business created for Saga Cruises’ latest ship is setting new industry standards

Mark Dixon and Dan Lock discuss the entertainment offering on Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery

Creating one voice for a global cruise industry

Creating one voice for a global cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 4, 2019

Kelly Craighead has hit the ground running since taking the helm of Cruise Lines International Association in January 2019. She shares her key priorities with Rebecca Gibson

Kelly Craighead shares her key priorities as CEO of Cruise Lines International Association

Daring to dream big in the Asian cruise market

Daring to dream big in the Asian cruise market
By Lindsay James | Thursday, September 26, 2019

In one of his last interviews before stepping down as CEO of Dream Cruises, Thatcher Brown tells Lindsay James about his favourite destinations and the secret to creating the perfect itinerary

In one of his last interviews as Dream Cruises CEO, Thatcher Brown shares how to create ideal itineraries

How SMC Design created a British contemporary classic

How SMC Design created a British contemporary classic
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

With Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery, SMC Design has set out to showcase British style and excellence to the highest level. Lindsay James finds out how it has been achieved

The design company tells ICFR how it showcased British style on Saga Cruises’ new Spirit of Discovery

Richard Fain: building a cruise legacy to exceed expectations

Richard Fain: building a cruise legacy to exceed expectations
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Richard Fain tells Rebecca Gibson how Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s relentless quest for innovation has led to 50 years of success

Royal Caribbean CEO explains how the company's quest for innovation has led to 50 years of success

How Bugge & Gjertsen is achieving the incredible for Hurtigruten

How Bugge & Gjertsen is achieving the incredible for Hurtigruten
By Lindsay James | Monday, August 12, 2019

Tony Rom Fletcher gives Lindsay James an insight into the services his company has provided for Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen

Tony Rom Fletcher on the services his firm provided for Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen

Achieving furnishing quality with Elmo Leather

Achieving furnishing quality with Elmo Leather
By Richard Humphreys | Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Jimmy Ahlgren discusses the merits of using leather on passenger ships with Richard Humphreys

Jimmy Ahlgren discusses the merits of using leather on passenger ships with Richard Humphreys

How changing trends are driving new ideas in carpet design

How changing trends are driving new ideas in carpet design
By Rebecca | Friday, August 2, 2019

Global Marine & Hotel Interiors president Anna Jenei discusses the changes in cruise ship carpet design with Richard Humphreys

Global Marine & Hotel Interiors president Anna Jenei tells ICFR more

Why should cruise ship operators trust the design process?

Why should cruise ship operators trust the design process?
By Lindsay James | Thursday, August 1, 2019

Alan Stewart, senior associate at SMC Design, tells Lindsay James about the design processes that transform a space into a room

Alan Stewart outlines how SMC Design transforms a space into a room on a vessel

An inside look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship

An inside look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship
By Susan Parker | Monday, July 29, 2019

Douglas Prothero tells Susan Parker why partnerships have been pivotal in helping The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to create the interiors of its first luxury cruise yacht

Douglas Prothero on why partnerships have been pivotal in creating the luxury cruise yacht's interiors

How The Deluxe Group is creating memorable spaces on cruise ships

How The Deluxe Group is creating memorable spaces on cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 26, 2019

Richard Hill explains to Rebecca Gibson how the firm’s experience in interior refits and the ‘Experience Economy’ help it to create immersive spaces

Richard Hill discusses the firm’s expertise in the ‘Experience Economy’

An inside look at American Cruise Lines’ American Harmony

An inside look at American Cruise Lines’ American Harmony
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Alexa Paolella tells Rebecca Gibson why American Cruise Lines’ latest modern vessel will set new standards on US rivers

Alexa Paolella shares why the line’s latest modern vessel will set new standards on US rivers

Reupholstery is an affordable way to give ships an instant refresh

Reupholstery is an affordable way to give ships an instant refresh
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Xaler Systems’ Luis Alfredo Rincón about the cost and environmental benefits of reupholstering furniture

Xaler Systems’ Luis Alfredo Rincón on the environmental benefits of reupholstering furniture

Bringing venues to life with the flick of a switch

Bringing venues to life with the flick of a switch
By Lindsay James | Monday, July 22, 2019

Using the right lighting can totally transform a space. Experts from AD Associates tell Lindsay James how

Using the right lighting can totally transform a space. Experts from AD Associates tell Lindsay James how

What leads to interior designers creating a masterpiece on a ship?

What leads to interior designers creating a masterpiece on a ship?
By Lindsay James | Friday, July 19, 2019

Marco de Jorio, co-founder of De Jorio Design International, tells Lindsay James why trust and mutual respect are key to achieving creative freedom

De Jorio Design International's Marco de Jorio on why trust and respect lead to creative freedom

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells Elly Yates-Roberts how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells ICFR how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

Tailoring the design for high-end customers

Tailoring the design for high-end customers
By Richard Humphreys | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Alan McVitty gives Richard Humphreys an insight into M Studio’s approach to working with clients

Alan McVitty gives ICFR an insight into M Studio’s approach to working with clients