Cruise & Ferry Interiors



Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Rebecca Gibson

The 2020 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors provides insights from across the cruise ship interiors industry.

It opens with a keynote interview with Sacha Lang and Paris Swann of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, where they share their perspective on how collaboration helps to create innovative ships. The cover design is provided by design agency Volume Creative, which discusses its sustainable approach to design in our cover story.

Among the contributors to this issue are designer Tomas Tillberg, Sunstone Ships’Niels Erik-Lund, Marco De Jorio of De Jorio International and Steve Newberry of DFDS. In our interior views section, cruise and ferry executives reflect on the design process and onboard highlights for their newest ships, including Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, Dream Cruises’ Global Dream and Wasaline’s Aurora Botnia.

Elsewhere in the magazine is a conversation on improving the physical and emotional welfare of guests with the executive team of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. Features, viewpoints and reports explore everything from the seven building blocks of design, to the post-pandemic cruise experience, the principles of design psychology and the materials that can help create high-quality interiors. Plus, the CFI Curated section highlights the latest updates from across the cruise ship interiors industry, and we speak with GEM founder Giacomo Mortola for our Design Legend interview.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!

Magazine highlights

Aurora Botnia

Peter Ståhlberg discloses why Wasaline’s newbuild is the world’s most environmentally friendly vessel

Team building

Paris Swann and Sascha Lang talk about Royal Caribbean’s collaborative approach to ship design

CFI curated

A collection of product and ship spotlights, project updates, design perspectives and a look at how cruise and ferry operators are using art to enhance the onboard experience

Navigating new waters

Volume Creative explains how it is using the power of research and art to drive the growth of sustainability in cruise ship interior design

Design Legend

Giacomo Mortola: CFI asks Gem’s Giacomo Mortola about his distinguished cruise interior design career

Planning a revolution

Stephen Fryers shares how a new project is bringing innovative design concepts to the Celebrity Cruises fleet

Design psychology

Interior designers explain how the core principles of design psychology influence guests’ mindsets and movements

Scarlet Lady

CFI asks Dee Cooper about the much-anticipated interiors on Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship