Cruise & Ferry Review


Autumn/Winter 2021

Cruise and Ferry Review Autumn 2021

Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Rebecca Gibson

The Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review opens with an exclusive keynote with Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO Richard Fain who explains the factors behind the success of the company’s momentous return to service in the wake of the pandemic.

There’s also a cover story with MSC Cruises’ Gianni Onorato, Marialuisa Iaccarino and Adrian Pittaway who outline how the brand has continued to drive sustainable growth while leading the cruise industry’s post-pandemic recovery.

Notable names in our Cruise Business section include Ambassador Cruise Line’s Christian Verhounig, Azamara’s Carol Cabezas, Explora Journeys’ Michael Ungerer, Virgin Voyages’ Tom McAlpin, Cruise Lines International Association’s Kelly Craighead and many others.

Published in association with Interferry, our Ferry Business section includes a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan and a feature where Shipshape Consulting’s Simon Johnson asks Brittany Ferries’ Christophe Mathieu and Interislander’s Walter Rushbrook how their brands are overcoming the Covid-19 crisis. We also hear from Owen Sound Transportation Company’s Susan Schrempf, Trasmapi’s Marcos Mari Washbourne, Inmarsat’s Les Shortall and industry expert Michael Grey.

Features, viewpoints and reports explore everything from newbuild orders to refit projects, safety at sea, hotel operations, what makes cruise ports appealing to guests, and much more. Plus, we report exciting updates from across the passenger shipping industry in our Marketwatch section.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!


Magazine highlights

A model approach to design

Michele Witthaus asks SMC Design’s Andrew Brown how building information modelling is transforming the way the company works with its clients

An ambassador for British cruising

Rebecca Gibson speaks with Christian Verhounig about new brand Ambassador Cruise Line, which is set to boost the UK’s cruise market in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

A vital lifeline

Walter Rushbrook explains how the crucial role Interislander played in New Zealand’s emergency response to the pandemic has helped to cement its future in the ferry industry

Enduring appeal

What makes a cruise destination special? CFR navigates a journey around some of the outstanding ports around the world to discover the attributes that continue to delight passengers call after call

Enriching explorations

Michael Ungerer gives Rebecca Gibson an insight into how MSC Group’s new brand Explora Journeys will transform the concept of luxury cruising and experiential travel

Hotel operations

Hotel operations teams set impeccable standards across every onboard public area. Richard Humphreys asks some of the key players from the supplier community about the products and services that enable onboard teams to improve the guest experience

In this together

Cruise Line International Association’s president and CEO Kelly Craighead discusses the outlook of the cruise industry with Rebecca Barnes

Leading the way

Richard Fain tells Rebecca Gibson about the factors behind the success of Royal Caribbean Group’s momentous return to service in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

March of the E-Flexers

Global interest in Stena RoRo’s adaptable ro-pax ferry concept shows no sign of abating as Justin Merrigan reports

Overcoming the Covid-19 crisis

Eager to capitalise on the demand for vacations close to home, ferry operators are resuming passenger services. CFR ’s Ferry Business expert Simon Johnson explores the state of the ferry industry

Pioneering post pandemic cruising

MSC Cruises’ Gianni Onorato, Marialuisa Iaccarino and Adrian Pittaway tell Rebecca Gibson how the brand has safely resumed operations while continuing to grow sustainably

Protecting passengers and crew

Rebecca Gibson explores some of the major health and safety challenges facing the passenger shipping industry, as well as some of the products and services that are helping operators to protect their ships, passengers and crew