Interviews

Succeeding through the Virtu of hard work

Succeeding through the Virtu of hard work
By Justin Merrigan | Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Francis Portelli tells Justin Merrigan about the key factors that have led to Malta-based operator Virtu Ferries’ long-term success

Francis Portelli tells Justin Merrigan the key factors that have led to Virtu Ferries’ long-term success

How AD Associates is moving beyond aesthetics

How AD Associates is moving beyond aesthetics
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Experts at AD Associates discuss the importance of moving beyond a pure focus on the aesthetic, and explain the benefits of multifaceted, experiential design

Experts from the design agency explain the benefits of multifaceted, experiential design

Growth ahead for the Port of Galveston

Growth ahead for the Port of Galveston
By Michele Witthaus | Friday, November 8, 2019

The Port of Galveston is in expansion mode to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships. Michele Witthaus talks with Rodger Rees about the port’s plans

Port director Rodger Rees discusses the Port of Galveston’s plans for expansion

Norwegian Encore completes pre-inaugural cruise to Southampton

Norwegian Encore completes pre-inaugural cruise to Southampton
By Richard Humphreys | Thursday, November 7, 2019

NCL’s Eamonn Ferrin talks about what the new ship offers guests ahead of official christening

NCL’s Eamonn Ferrin talks about what the new ship offers guests ahead of official christening

Why Tillberg Design of Sweden is always evolving

Why Tillberg Design of Sweden is always evolving
By Lindsay James | Thursday, November 7, 2019

A true master of cruise ship design, Tillberg Design of Sweden has remained at the forefront of the industry for over 50 years. Owner Fredrik Johansson explains how to Lindsay James

Frederik Johansson explains how the company remains at the forefront of the industry

How Serco NorthLink is providing a Northern Isles lifeline

How Serco NorthLink is providing a Northern Isles lifeline
By Justin Merrigan | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Justin Merrigan asks Stuart Garrett about the growth of Serco NorthLink and how its ferries provide community support on services from mainland Scotland to Orkney and Shetland

Stuart Garret discusses the growth of Serco NorthLink and the community support its ferries provide

An interior education from MSC Cruises

An interior education from MSC Cruises
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, November 1, 2019

MSC Cruises’ vice president of newbuilding Trevor Young has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the cruise ship design business. He shared his wisdom with Jon Ingleton during a walking tour of the exhibition floor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo

MSC Cruises’ Trevor Young shares his encyclopaedic knowledge of the cruise ship design business

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Gianni Onorato how putting guests at the centre of its rapid fleet expansion project will help MSC Cruises to guarantee long-term success

Gianni Onorato explains why the brand is putting guests at the centre of its fleet expansion

SeaDream Innovation: Created with love

SeaDream Innovation: Created with love
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Jon Ingleton met up with YSA Design at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo to ask how it is bringing SeaDream Yacht Club’s ambitious vision for its first new ship to life

YSA discusses how it’s bringing SeaDream Yacht Club’s ambitious vision for its first new ship to life

How Loch Ness by Jacobite is showcasing Loch Ness at its best

How Loch Ness by Jacobite is showcasing Loch Ness at its best
By Justin Merrigan | Friday, October 25, 2019

There’s a great deal more to Scotland’s Loch Ness than dear old ‘Nessie’, as Loch Ness by Jacobite’s owner Freda Newton explains to Justin Merrigan

Ferry company's owner Freda Newton explains why there's more to Loch Ness than ‘Nessie’

Carving the path to a crystal-clear future

Carving the path to a crystal-clear future
By Sam Ballard | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tom Wolber tells Sam Ballard how Crystal Cruises is maintaining success and momentum following a rapid period of growth in the ocean, river and expedition sectors

Tom Wolber explains how Crystal Cruises is maintaining success following rapid growth

How De Jorio Design International creates memorable Italian interiors

How De Jorio Design International creates memorable Italian interiors
By Jon Ingleton | Monday, October 21, 2019

Jon Ingleton met Marco de Jorio at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo to ask how De Jorio Design International is the champion of Italian interior design

Marco de Jorio explains how the company is a champion of Italian interior design

BORA: your new tailor-made digital suite

BORA:  your new tailor-made digital suite
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, October 18, 2019

Elly Yates-Roberts speaks with executives from Bora Systems about its new cover-all system for onboard operations

Bora Systems discusses its new cover all system for onboard operations

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

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