Interviews

Providing a symbol of close cooperation in a crisis

Providing a symbol of close cooperation in a crisis
By Justin Merrigan | 21 April 2021

Justin Merrigan asks Michael Guldmann Petersen how Scandlines is continuing to provide vital transport between Scandinavia and Continental Europe despite the Covid-19 crisis

Michael Guldmann Petersen explains how Scandlines continues to provide vital transport  

After the dark comes the light for Royal Caribbean International

After the dark comes the light for Royal Caribbean International
By Susan Parker | 20 April 2021

Michael Bayley explains to Susan Parker how Royal Caribbean International’s ability to be flexible during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to positive operational developments

Michael Bayley explains how flexibility during the pandemic has led to positive developments

Norwegian Cruise Line is plotting a course to recovery

Norwegian Cruise Line is plotting a course to recovery
By Sam Ballard | 19 April 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Harry Sommer explains to Sam Ballard how he is helping to lead his company – and the wider cruise industry – out of trouble and back to full operations

Harry Sommer explains how he is helping to lead his company back to full operations

How Swan Hellenic is preparing to offer a sophisticated cruise experience

How Swan Hellenic is preparing to offer a sophisticated cruise experience
By Jon Ingleton | 16 April 2021

In November this year, the classic British cruise ship Minerva will be reborn. Jon Ingleton asks Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito how he is reviving the vessel’s original expedition cultural spirit

Andrea Zito explains how he plans to revive the line’s original expedition cultural spirit

Winning international support for tourism

Winning international support for tourism
By Alex Smith | 15 April 2021

Manuel Butler Halter, executive director of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, discusses how the agency has been helping to protect the cruise and tourism industries during the Covid-19 pandemic

Manuel Butler Halter discusses how the UNWTO has helped protect the cruise and tourism industries

CruiseCompanion Mobile: One app, multiple uses

CruiseCompanion Mobile: One app, multiple uses

Getslash

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2021

Andre Peitz outlines to Rebecca Gibson how Getslash’s CruiseCompanion Mobile app could help cruise lines to protect guests and crew members when they resume sailing

Andre Peitz outlines how Getslash’s app could help cruise lines protect guests and crew

Sustaining high safety standards after the pandemic

Sustaining high safety standards after the pandemic
By Jon Ingleton | 13 April 2021

Joep Bollerman explains to Jon Ingleton how Lloyd’s Register is helping cruise operators to adapt to new health safety standards

Joep Bollerman explains how Lloyd’s Register is helping operators adapt to new safety standards

Returning to the homeland after the pandemic

Returning to the homeland after the pandemic
By Susan Parker | 09 April 2021

Federico Bartoli tells Susan Parker why Costa Cruises is focusing on its long history with Italy as its primary route back to cruising

Federico Bartoli explains why Costa Cruises is focusing on Italy as its route back to cruising

How Solarglide is seizing a window of opportunity

How Solarglide is seizing a window of opportunity
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 April 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Paul Pringle how Solarglide is planning to become the preferred supplier of window coverings for the passenger shipping industry

Paul Pringle explains how the company is planning to be the preferred supplier of window coverings

Delivering agile innovation in challenging times

Delivering agile innovation in challenging times
By Jon Ingleton | 06 April 2021

MSC Cruises has been a serial innovator throughout its 30-year history. Jon Ingleton asks Pierfrancesco Vago how this attribute has helped the business to navigate the challenges of the past year

Pierfrancesco Vago explains how quick decisions helped MSC Cruises navigate the past year

Why Studio DADO has built a team of curious creatives

Why Studio DADO has built a team of curious creatives

Studio DADO

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 March 2021

Studio DADO’s Greg Walton speaks with Rebecca Gibson about the skills designers must develop if they want to create compelling cruise interiors that will resonate with guests for years

Greg Walton outlines the skills designers must develop to create compelling cruise interiors

How Carnival Corporation is staying tenacious in testing times

How Carnival Corporation is staying tenacious in testing times
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 March 2021

Arnold Donald explains to Rebecca Gibson how Carnival Corporation and its brands are working hard to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis stronger than ever before

Arnold Donald explains how the cruise company is working hard to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis

Why sustainability is key for cruising to thrive

Why sustainability is key for cruising to thrive

Inchcape Shipping Services

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2021

Grant Holmes tells CFR how Inchcape Shipping Services is using its expertise and global port agency network to help cruise lines, ports and destinations implement sustainability practices

Grant Holmes on how Inchcape Shipping Services is helping the industry to adopt sustainability practices

Why Costa Cruises has made its home in the Mediterranean

Why Costa Cruises has made its home in the Mediterranean

Costa Cruises

By Jon Ingleton | 08 February 2021

Costa Cruises was born in the Mediterranean Sea over 70 years ago. Jon Ingleton talks with Mario Alovisi about the inimitable allure of the Mare Nostrum

Mario Alovisi explains the inimitable allure of the Mare Nostrum for the cruise line and its guests

Delivering the transformative power of travel

Delivering the transformative power of travel
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 February 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Crystal Morgan how Princess Cruises creates cruise itineraries that exceed guest expectations

Crystal Morgan explains how Princess Cruises creates cruise itineraries that exceed expectations

Keeping the Caribbean cruising experience fresh

Keeping the Caribbean cruising experience fresh
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 February 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Ugo Savino how Carnival Cruise Line’s destination partners have helped to keep the company’s Caribbean itineraries popular with guests for almost 50 years

Ugo Savino discusses how Carnival Cruise Line’s partners have helped keep itineraries popular

The benefits of a destination-centred approach

The benefits of a destination-centred approach
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 February 2021

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines tells Elly Yates-Roberts why smaller ships and a focus on the ports of call create niche experiences for its passengers

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines explains why small ships can create niche experiences

A Caribbean paradise with a lot to offer

A Caribbean paradise with a lot to offer
By Richard Humphreys | 29 January 2021

Olivier-Bernard Michel from Guadeloupe’s Tourist Office tells Richard Humphreys about what the archipelago has to offer cruise passengers

Olivier-Bernard Michel from Guadeloupe’s Tourist Office discusses what the archipelago has to offer

The new cruise industry on the horizon

The new cruise industry on the horizon
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 January 2021

William Tatham tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts and some silver linings of the pandemic

William Tatham discusses the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 January 2021

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success and the value of shore excursions with Elly Yates-Roberts

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success

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