Interviews

Bringing events back bigger and better than ever

Bringing events back bigger and better than ever
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 July 2021

Elite Exhibitions CEO Toby Walters explains to Rebecca Gibson why the cruise sector will benefit from attending the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo when they return in person later this year

Elite Exhibitions' Toby Walters explains the benefits of attending CSIE and CSHE for the cruise sector

Interior view: Viking Cruises’ Viking Saigon

Interior view: Viking Cruises’ Viking Saigon
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 July 2021

The new vessel features Scandinavian interiors with a South East Asian twist. Viking Cruises’ Harald Seebacher tells Elly Yates-Roberts more

Viking Cruises’ Harald Seebache discusses the ship’s Scandinavian interiors with a South East Asian twist

Interior view: Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady

Interior view: Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 July 2021

Dee Cooper of Virgin Voyages tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the European inspiration behind the new ship and what guests can look forward to when she launches this year

Dee Cooper of Virgin Voyages discusses the European inspiration behind the new ship

Delivering customisation through collaboration

Delivering customisation through collaboration
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 July 2021

Gina Amies explains to Rebecca Gibson how Beadlight can create innovative lighting and air filtration solutions to enhance the guest experience onboard passenger ships

Gina Amies explains how Beadlight creates lighting and air filtration solutions

Elmo Leather: Providing a natural solution

Elmo Leather: Providing a natural solution
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 July 2021

Elmo Leather’s Jimmy Ahlgren tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the sustainable qualities of leather and the firm’s environmentally friendly practices

Jimmy Ahlgren tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the sustainable qualities of leather

Creating an Ode to Americana for American Cruise Lines

Creating an Ode to Americana for American Cruise Lines
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 July 2021

Jorge Mesa tells Rebecca Gibson about Studio DADO’s first river cruise project on American Cruise Lines’ new American Melody

Jorge Mesa discusses Studio DADO’s first river cruise project on American Melody

Interior view: Havila Castor and Havila Capella

Interior view: Havila Castor and Havila Capella
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 05 July 2021

Camilla Løvlien tells Elly Yates-Roberts how Havila Voyages’ Norwegian heritage has inspired the design and sustainability of its new environmentally friendly ferries

Camilla Løvlien explains how Havila Voyages’ Norwegian heritage has inspired its new ferries

The Star Plus Initiative: How Windstar Cruises is thinking bigger

The Star Plus Initiative: How Windstar Cruises is thinking bigger
By Alex Smith | 02 July 2021

Christopher Prelog tells Alex Smith how Windstar Cruises’ Star Plus Initiative is dramatically transforming spaces onboard its Suite Class vessels

Christopher Prelog explains how the line is transforming spaces onboard its Suite Class vessels

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 July 2021

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain to Rebecca Gibson how The Deluxe Group’s agile approach helped it to overcome several obstacles during a renovation on Marella Discovery

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain how an agile approach helped in Marella Discovery’s renovation

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 June 2021

Gary Annett of MJM Marine tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the cruise industry’s hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Gary Annett explains how cruising's hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Taking Trimline into a new era of success

Taking Trimline into a new era of success
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 June 2021

Trimline’s new directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell tell Rebecca Gibson how they are building on the firm’s reputation for delivering stellar ship outfitting projects to drive future success

New directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell explain how they are building on the firm’s reputation

Interior view: Holland America Line’s Rotterdam

Interior view: Holland America Line’s Rotterdam
By Jon Ingleton | 23 June 2021

Holland America Line is challenging the typical idea of innovation by bringing timeless elegance to its ships through food, music and art. My Nguyen tells Jon Ingleton more

My Nguyen explains how Rotterdam reflects timeless elegance through food, music and art

Curating art fit for an impressive cruise adventure

Curating art fit for an impressive cruise adventure
By Michele Witthaus | 18 June 2021

Curating an art collection for a new cruise ship is a complex challenge. Michele Witthaus talks to SMC Design’s art team to find out how it developed the impressive collection on Saga Cruises’ new ship, Spirit of Adventure

SMC Design’s art team discuss the development of the collection onboard Saga’s Spirit of Adventure

Interior view: Inside Seabourn Venture

Interior view: Inside Seabourn Venture
By Jon Ingleton | 17 June 2021

Robin West and Bentley Brownfield tell Jon Ingleton what guests can expect from Seabourn’s new ultra-luxury expedition ships as the brand strengthens its lofty status in this sector

Robin West and Bentley Brownfield discuss Seabourn’s new ultra-luxury expedition ships

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2021

Peter Deer explains to Alex Smith how Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ensuring that its two new ships retain the look and feel guests have come to expect from the brand

Peter Deer explains how the line is ensuring that its new ships retain the signature look and feel

Interior View: Baleària’s Eleanor Roosevelt

Interior View: Baleària’s Eleanor Roosevelt

Baleària

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 June 2021

Baleària’s Georges Bassoul tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the operator’s new fast ferry and how spaciousness and light are setting her apart from other vessels

Georges Bassoul talks about Baleària’s new fast ferry and how she improves on other vessels

Creating ferry interiors with long-lasting appeal

Creating ferry interiors with long-lasting appeal

Tallink Grupp

By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks four ferry executives how they design vessel interiors that enable them to deliver an exceptional onboard experience and achieve their business goals

Four executives explain how they design vessels that will deliver exceptional onboard experiences

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

Tomas Tillberg and Nedgé Louis-Jacques tell Rebecca Gibson about Tomas Tillberg Design’s first projects in China and why they predict fair weather ahead for the nation’s cruise ship building industry

The design firm discusses the role it is playing in helping to grow China's cruise ship building industry

Keynote: Building a commitment to excellence

Keynote: Building a commitment to excellence

MSC Cruises

By Jon Ingleton | 08 June 2021

MSC Cruises has launched several newbuilds in recent years and has another 10 on order, including two in new ship classes. Jon Ingleton asks Trevor Young about the interior design challenges that lie ahead

Trevor Young outlines the interior design challenges that lie ahead for MSC Cruises' new ships

The danger of using non-genuine parts onboard passenger ships

The danger of using non-genuine parts onboard passenger ships
By Alex Smith | 01 June 2021

CFR speaks to Iron Pump about the importance of using genuine, approved parts

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