Interviews

Creating magical moments on the North Sea

Creating magical moments on the North Sea
By Jon Ingleton | 02 June 2020

North Sea ferry travel is changing and soon the journey will be more remarkable than the destination. Jon Ingleton had lunch with P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite to find out how

P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite explains to Jon Ingleton how North Sea ferry travel is changing

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities
RAK Ports
By Susan Parker | 21 May 2020

Susan Parker asks Timothy Littley how Seabourn’s move into expedition ships has provided a whole new canvas on which to further explore his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

Seabourn’s Timothy Littley discusses his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

Becoming an international cultural ambassador

Becoming an international cultural ambassador
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 May 2020

CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the opportunities and challenges of a growing cruise industry

CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl discusses the opportunities and challenges in the cruise industry

How Bourne Group is creating the signs of success

How Bourne Group is creating the signs of success
By Lindsay James | 12 May 2020

The last year has been a whirlwind of success for US-based maritime signage firm Bourne Group. Patrick McNulty, the firm’s owner, speaks with Lindsay James to explain why

Owner Patrick McNulty discusses the maritime signage firm’s recent accomplishments

Majestic Fast Ferry: A Singaporean trailblazer

Majestic Fast Ferry: A Singaporean trailblazer
By Justin Merrigan | 08 May 2020

Max Tan explains how the operator is changing the face of ferry travel on the Singapore Strait

Inspiring wonder and environmental understanding

Inspiring wonder and environmental understanding
By Susan Parker | 04 May 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to expedition sailing. Susan Parker asks company executives how this helped when building the new Hanseatic-class ships

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises share their knowledge and expertise in expedition sailing with Susan Parker

The perfect galley operation for a great dining experience

The perfect galley operation for a great dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 29 April 2020

Speaking with Elly Yates-Roberts, Royal Caribbean International’s Linken D’Souza highlights the importance of the kitchen space

Linken D’Souza of Royal Caribbean International highlights the importance of the kitchen space

Designing cruise ship interiors the DADO way

Designing cruise ship interiors the DADO way
By Jon Ingleton | 13 April 2020

Within just three years, Studio DADO has become a leading force in cruise ship interior design. Jon Ingleton caught up with founding partner Greg Walton at CSIE to ask him about key aspects of the company’s success

Greg Walton explains the key aspects behind Studio DADO's success over the past three years

How Celebrity is bridging the gap in the cruise industry

How Celebrity is bridging the gap in the cruise industry
By Allan Jordan | 10 April 2020

Celebrity Cruises’ Lisa Lutoff-Perlo discusses her mission for inclusion and diversity in the cruise industry with Allan Jordan

Celebrity Cruises’ Lisa Lutoff-Perlo discusses her mission for inclusion and diversity

Flying the flag for Tasmania's ferry industry

Flying the flag for Tasmania's ferry industry
By Justin Merrigan | 08 April 2020

Spirit of Tasmania CEO Bernard Dwyer talks with Justin Merrigan about hosting the 45th Annual Interferry conference in Hobart in October 2020

Bernard Dwyer discusses hosting the 45th Annual Interferry conference in Hobart in October 2020

Creative design for comfortable compact living

Creative design for comfortable compact living
By Jon Ingleton | 06 April 2020

During a conversation at CSIE, YSA Design’s Derek Barkas explained to Jon Ingleton how and why crew quarters on passenger ships are evolving

Derek Barkas explains to Jon Ingleton how and why crew quarters on passenger ships are evolving

How Carnival Corporation is bringing people together

How Carnival Corporation is bringing people together
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2020

Arnold Donald explains to Rebecca Gibson how strong partnerships are empowering Carnival Corporation to exceed guest expectations, reduce its environmental impact and drive economic success for ports and destinations worldwide

Arnold Donald explains how partnerships are enabling the cruise company to exceed expectations

How Virgin Voyages is developing innovative itineraries

How Virgin Voyages is developing innovative itineraries
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 February 2020

Juan Trescastro explains to Rebecca Gibson how Virgin Voyages is putting sailors at the heart of the itinerary planning process to create compelling cruises

Juan Trescastro explains how the cruise line is putting sailors at the heart of the planning process

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs and responsibilities of luxury travel, as Silversea Cruises’ Justin Poulsen explains to Alex Smith

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs of luxury travel, says Justin Poulsen

What it takes to stay in the marine business

What it takes to stay in the marine business
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

As interior outfitter Trimline turns 55, chairman Gary Oliver shares the reasons for the company’s longevity

How Costa Cruises is planning to please

How Costa Cruises is planning to please
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Mario Alovisi tells Alex Smith what criteria the cruise line prioritises when designing the ideal cruise itineraries for guests

Mario Alovisi discusses the criteria Costa Cruises prioritises when designing the cruise itineraries

Making the climate a cruise priority in the Baltic Sea

Making the climate a cruise priority in the Baltic Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 February 2020

Claus Bødker tells Elly Yates-Roberts how Cruise Baltic is working to help cruise lines meet stricter IMO emissions regulations in the Baltic Sea

Cruise Baltic is working to help cruise lines meet stricter IMO emissions regulations

Alaska: An awe-inspiring magnet for cruise tourism

Alaska: An awe-inspiring magnet for cruise tourism
By Jacqui Griffiths | 12 February 2020

Alaska is attracting growing numbers of cruise guests and has a vital role to play in the industry’s growth. Beth Bodensteiner of Holland America Line tells Jacqui Griffiths more

Beth Bodensteiner of Holland America Line explains why the state has a vital role in the industry

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 February 2020

Kris Willassen tells Rebecca Gibson how Hurtigruten is balancing its mission to help guests explore the world with its goal to minimise its impact on the environment

Kris Willassen explains how the line helps guests explore while minimising its environmental impact

Bringing cruising back to the Black Sea

Bringing cruising back to the Black Sea
By Alex Smith | 06 February 2020

After almost four years without cruise vessels visiting the region, new opportunities await Black Sea Ports. Mariia Luzhanska speaks with Alex Smith

Mariia Luzhanska discusses the return of cruise ships to the region after a four-year absence

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