Interviews

Getting back to business during the pandemic

Getting back to business during the pandemic
By Lindsay James | 29 October 2020

Andreas Ullrich explains how Bureau Veritas is helping businesses worldwide to resume operations with appropriate health and safety standards

 Andreas Ullrich explains how Bureau Veritas is helping businesses worldwide to resume operations

An expert of interior outfitting for passenger shipping

An expert of interior outfitting for passenger shipping
RNDV Spectrum
By Jon Ingleton | 28 October 2020

Elžbieta Bortkevič of RNDV Spectrum discusses the services and knowledge the company provides

Reshaping the industry during the global pandemic

Reshaping the industry during the global pandemic
By Lindsay James | 28 October 2020

Hans Eivind Siewers from DNV GL says that, beyond remote surveys, the pandemic has turbocharged the industry’s digitalisation journey by at least half a decade

Hans Eivind Siewers from DNV GL says Covid-19 has turbocharged the digitalisation journey

Adapting to succeed in passenger shipping

Adapting to succeed in passenger shipping
By Lindsay James | 27 October 2020

While Lloyd’s Register is welcoming digital technologies with open arms, it also acknowledges that the most value comes from human expertise and experience. Joep Bollerman explains why

Joep Bollerman of Lloyd's Register explains how both technology and human expertise are driving value

Working around the clock to kick-start the return of cruising

Working around the clock to kick-start the return of cruising
By Susan Parker | 23 October 2020

Resuming operations during the coronavirus pandemic involves a dedicated team addressing a myriad of details on a daily basis. Susan Parker speaks with Michel Grimm of CroisiEurope

Michel Grimm of CroisiEurope discusses the process of resuming operations during the pandemic

Fighting for the welfare of global seafarers

Fighting for the welfare of global seafarers
By Jon Ingleton | 22 October 2020

Jon Ingleton talks to Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University, the IMO’s apex institution for maritime and ocean education

Jon Ingleton talks to Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University

Creating evolutionary designs for luxury river vacations

Creating evolutionary designs for luxury river vacations
AmaWaterways
By Jon Ingleton | 21 October 2020

AmaWaterways is a globally admired luxury hospitality brand with an award-winning fleet of innovative river cruise ships. Jon Ingleton asks naval architect Lauren West about the newest additions

Jon Ingleton asks naval architect Lauren West about the newest additions to AmaWaterways’ fleet

Why sustainability is at the heart of cruising

Why sustainability is at the heart of cruising
By Rebecca Barnes | 19 October 2020

PONANT’s Wassim Daoud and Royal Caribbean Group’s Nick Rose discuss the importance of sustainability with Rebecca Barnes

PONANT’s Wassim Daoud and Royal Caribbean Group’s Nick Rose discuss environmental initiatives

Staying safe onboard ferries during Covid-19

Staying safe onboard ferries during Covid-19
By Simon Johnson | 16 October 2020

Simon Johnson asks five executives about the benefits of travelling via ferries and finds out what new measures their companies have introduced to protect passengers and crew against Covid-19

Simon Johnson asks executives what measures their companies are taking to protect passengers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: A bigger fleet for a brighter future

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: A bigger fleet for a brighter future
By Alex Smith | 15 October 2020

Peter Deer tells Rebecca Gibson why investing in two new ships will help it to build an even stronger brand

Peter Deer explains why investing in two new ships will help build an even stronger brand

How MSC Cruises is powering up sustainability

How MSC Cruises is powering up sustainability
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 October 2020

Linden Coppell speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about how MSC Cruises is working to improve its own sustainability efforts, as well as those of the whole shipping industry

Linden Coppell explains how the cruise line is working to improve its sustainability efforts

A look at Rederij Doeksen's new sisters for the Wadden Sea

A look at Rederij Doeksen's new sisters for the Wadden Sea
By Jon Ingleton | 12 October 2020

The Nertherlands-based operator welcomed a new LNG catamaran in July. Jon Ingleton asks managing director Paul Melles about the latest asset

Jon Ingleton asks Paul Melles about the company’s new LNG catamaran

Sustained focus on domestic ferry safety

Sustained focus on domestic ferry safety
By Jon Ingleton | 07 October 2020

Tackling domestic ferry safety remains a top priority. Jon Ingleton talks with Heike Deggim, director of the maritime safety division at International Maritime Organization

Heike Deggim explains how the IMO is tackling domestic ferry safety

Interior View: Viking Line’s Viking Glory

Interior View: Viking Line’s Viking Glory
By Jon Ingleton | 02 October 2020

Jon Ingleton asks Michaela Lindström how Viking Line’s newest cruise ferry will provide passengers with a greener and more comfortable view of the world

 Michaela Lindström explains how Viking Line’s cruise ferry will provide a greener view of the world

Championing a resilient cruise industry

Championing a resilient cruise industry
By Alex Smith | 29 September 2020

Cruise Lines International Association president Kelly Craighead tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is helping its members to navigate the Covid-19 crisis and build a better future

Kelly Craighead explains how CLIA is helping its members to navigate the Covid-19 crisis

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 September 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Petu Kummala tells Elly Yates-Roberts how total freedom of design led to beautiful, exciting and functional interiors on Mardi Gras

Petu Kummala explains how total freedom of design led to beautiful and functional interiors on Mardi Gras

SMC Design: A creative collective for maritime design

SMC Design: A creative collective for maritime design
By Alex Smith | 23 September 2020

SMC Design has firmly established its roots within the maritime design industry. Much of its success can be attributed to the firm’s collaborative approach, which brings together a diverse range of skillsets

CFR talks to SMC Design about the firm’s collaborative approach to projects

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Studio DADO’s founding partners about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

We ask Studio DADO about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks the Royal Caribbean Group's chairman and CEO how he is safely navigating its brands through the stormy waters caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO tells us how his cruise brands are navigating the pandemic

Interior view: Dream Cruises’ Global Dream

Interior view: Dream Cruises’ Global Dream
By Jon Ingleton | 07 September 2020

Peter Foster, senior vice president of hotel operations and newbuild hotel design at Genting Cruise Lines, tells Jon Ingleton why Dream Cruises’ newest ship will wow guests

Peter Foster of Genting Cruise Lines tells Jon Ingleton why Dream Cruises’ newest ship will wow guests

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