Interviews

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

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 May 2021

Covid-19 and a greater focus on sustainability are changing the industry. Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the shipyard is responding

Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager explains how the shipyard is responding to a changing industry

Catalina Express: Leadership with a vision

Catalina Express: Leadership with a vision
By Sandra Speares | 26 May 2021

Greg Bombard explains to Sandra Speares why his US-based ferry service Catalina Express has continued to go from strength to strength over the past 40 years

Greg Bombard explains why his US-based ferry service has gone from strength to strength

Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Metropolitan Touring

Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Metropolitan Touring
By Jon Ingleton | 25 May 2021

Ecuador-based expedition cruise operator Metropolitan Touring has an enviable reputation among Galapagos adventurers. Jon Ingleton asks CEO Paulina Burbano de Lara why

Paulina Burbano de Lara explains how the expedition cruise operator has built an enviable reputation

How Sunstone Ships is building towards the future

How Sunstone Ships is building towards the future
By Alex Smith | 25 May 2021

Niels-Erik Lund talks with Alex Smith about how SunStone Ships has continued to construct its innovative new Infinity-class ships while managing the Covid-19 crisis

Niels-Erik Lund explains how the shipowner has constructed its new ships during the pandemic

Port Tampa Bay: Hitting the ground running

Port Tampa Bay: Hitting the ground running
By Lindsay James | 21 May 2021

Playing host to the recent Super Bowl, Tampa is a city on the rise. Raul Alfonso from Port Tampa Bay explains how he is preparing to welcome an influx of guests once tourism resumes

Raul Alfonso from Port Tampa Bay explains how he is preparing to welcome guests once tourism resumes

Powering up the cruise industry for the future

Powering up the cruise industry for the future
By Rebecca Barnes | 17 May 2021

Rebecca Barnes asks Jan Swartz about the future of Holland America Group and the importance of listening and collaboration

Jan Swartz discusses Holland America Group's future and the importance of listening and collaboration

Fresh air and a better view with P&O Ferries

Fresh air and a better view with P&O Ferries
By Jon Ingleton | 12 May 2021

P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite tells Jon Ingleton why he expects the ferry market to experience a boost once travel restrictions are lifted

Peter Hebblethwaite explains why he expects the ferry market to experience a boost

Wilderness adventures with Albatros Expedtions

Wilderness adventures with Albatros Expedtions
By Jon Ingleton | 10 May 2021

Jon Ingleton talks with Albatros Expeditions’ Hans Lagerweij about the family business and its forthcoming new arrivals

Jon Ingleton talks with Hans Lagerweij about the family business and its forthcoming new arrivals

Planning for the safe return to cruising

Planning for the safe return to cruising
By Rebecca Barnes | 05 May 2021

Rebecca Barnes asks Wybcke Meier how TUI Cruises started to safely resume operations and welcome guests onboard its ships despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Rebecca Barnes asks Wybcke Meier how TUI Cruises started to safely resume operations

A powerful partner for the cruise industry

A powerful partner for the cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2021

Aris Batsoulis tells Rebecca Gibson about the fundamental role MedCruise is playing in bringing safe cruising back to ports and destinations in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas

Aris Batsoulis discusses the role MedCruise is playing in bringing safe cruising back to ports

Achieving onboard excellence in expedition cruising

Achieving onboard excellence in expedition cruising
By Jon Ingleton | 30 April 2021

Jon Ingleton discusses the benefits of expedition cruise operators outsourcing crewing, food and hotel management with CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl

CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl discusses the benefits of outsourcing crewing, food and hotel management

Embracing the digital revolution during the pandemic

Embracing the digital revolution during the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

Mark Henderson tells Rebecca Gibson how virtual meetings and webinars have helped Magicman to stay connected with clients in the passenger shipping industry throughout the pandemic

Mark Henderson explains how virtual meetings have helped Magicman to stay connected

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