Interviews

Developing the secret to outfitting success

Developing the secret to outfitting success
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 July 2022

Trimline’s Ross Welham tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the key role the firm’s employees played in developing a new project management tool and its European expansion plans

Trimline’s Ross Welham discusses its project management tool and European expansion plans

Combining exploration, nature and luxury

Combining exploration, nature and luxury

Ponant/Gilles Trillard

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 June 2022

Elly Yates Roberts speaks with Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Mathieu Petiteau about the design considerations for Ponant’s latest luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot

Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Mathieu Petiteau discuss Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 June 2022

Steven Newbery of DFDS tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the onboard refurbishment of the line’s two English Channel ferries and the importance of improving the passenger experience

Steven Newbery of DFDS details the refurbishments carried out onboard three of its ferries

How CMI Leisure Management is finding the balance

How CMI Leisure Management is finding the balance

Aurora Expeditions

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 June 2022

Dietmar Wertanzl of CMI Leisure Management tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the opportunities and challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the cruise industry’s focus on sustainability

Dietmar Wertanzl discusses challenges of the pandemic and the focus on sustainability

New horizons for connectivity onboard cruise ships

New horizons for connectivity onboard cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 May 2022

Brent Horwitz of Speedcast tells Elly Yates-Roberts why hybrid networks are a game changer for cruise operators, crew and guests, and how the launch of lower-Earth orbit satellites will take this one step further

Brent Horwitz of Speedcast explains why hybrid networks are a game changer for cruise operators

Shipbuilder FSG is sailing to calmer waters

Shipbuilder FSG is sailing to calmer waters
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 April 2022

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft’s Philipp Maracke speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about the shipyard’s busy schedule and focus on sustainability

Philipp Maracke speaks about the yard’s busy schedule and focus on sustainability

A continental pit stop for global cruising

A continental pit stop for global cruising
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 April 2022

The cultural and historical past of Gibraltar, as well its prime location, has made the Rock an essential cruise destination

The culture, history and location of Gibraltar has made the Rock an essential destination

Building connections and creating opportunities for passengers

Building connections and creating opportunities for passengers
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 April 2022

Pramod Arora of Wireless Maritime Services tells Elly Yates-Roberts about changes in communications technology, the emergence of 5G and what this means for cruise lines and their passengers

Pramod Arora discusses the changes in communications technology onboard cruise ships

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 January 2022

Santiago Jaramillo of Speedcast tells Elly Yates-Roberts how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators, and how Speedcast is there to help 

Santiago Jaramillo explains how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 January 2022

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value of ship agents and how their role may change in the future

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value and role of ship agents

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

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

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

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

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

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

The benefits of a destination-centred approach

The benefits of a destination-centred approach
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 February 2021

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines tells Elly Yates-Roberts why smaller ships and a focus on the ports of call create niche experiences for its passengers

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines explains why small ships can create niche experiences

The new cruise industry on the horizon

The new cruise industry on the horizon
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 January 2021

William Tatham tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts and some silver linings of the pandemic

William Tatham discusses the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 January 2021

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success and the value of shore excursions with Elly Yates-Roberts

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success

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