Cruise & Ferry Review


Autumn/Winter 2022

Cruise and Ferry Review Autumn 2021

Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Rebecca Gibson

The Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review opens with our first-ever keynote interview with Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Group’s cruise division. He explains how the company’s family values and innovative approach are helping it to create revolutionary ships and lead the cruise industry towards a zero-carbon future. Meanwhile, our cover story features our first interview with Royal Caribbean Group’s new president and CEO Jason Liberty who tells us how he is leading the company to a bright and sustainable future.

Our Cruise Business section opens with a roundtable on luxury cruising featuring insights from Resorts World Cruises’ Michael Goh, Seabourn’s Josh Leibowitz, Silversea Cruises’ Roberto Martinoli, Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s Douglas Prothero and Windstar Cruises’ Christopher Prelog. Some of the other notable names in this section include Carnival Cruise Line’s Christine Duffy, Virgin Voyages’ Tom McAlpin, Azamara’s Patrice Willoughby, and Cruise Lines Industry Association’s Kelly Craighead.

Published in association with Interferry, the Ferry Business section features commentaries from both the trade association’s CEO Mike Corrigan and regulatory affairs director Johan Roos who outline how they are helping the global ferry industry to overcome key challenges. In addition, Washington State Ferries’ Patty Rubstello discusses hybrid-electric propulsion, Carsten Nørland talks about Scandlines’ environmental performance, and Peter Hebblethwaite addresses the recent controversy surrounding P&O Ferries. Read more about our Ferry Business section here.

Elsewhere, MSC Cruises’ Linden Coppell advocates for a shipbuilding framework and certification process for the cruise industry and Royal Caribbean International’s Tor Svensen shares how Royal Caribbean Group is reducing the carbon footprint associated with building ships.

Other highlights include features and reports on environmental performance, newbuild orders, refit projects, safety at sea, how to create high-quality dining experiences, impressive cruise terminals, and much more. Plus, we also outline some of the latest updates and key perspectives from organisations across the passenger shipping industry in our Marketwatch section.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!


Magazine highlights

Service please!

Richard Humphreys asks cruise executives why the dining experience is important and what factors they consider when developing food and beverage offerings

Improving environmental performance

Elly Yates-Roberts looks at some of the companies, products and technologies that are helping ship operators to reach sustainability targets and reduce their environmental impact

Setting new standards in luxury cruising

Rebecca Gibson asks six cruise executives how they are combining innovative ships,personalised services and exclusive experiences to ensure they remain at the forefront of the luxury sector

Power and people – ensuring the future success of ferries

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan outlines the key challenges being addressed by the global trade association in an intensive lobbying campaign and conference programme

Building new experiences

The second half of 2022 is set to be a busy period in the cruise ship building industry, with a range of new and innovative vessels hitting the waves for the first time. Alex Smith reports

An eco-conscious pioneer

Pierfrancesco Vago explains to Rebecca Gibson how MSC Group’s family values and innovative approach are helping it to create revolutionary ships, transform the guest experience and lead the cruise industry towards a zero-carbon future

A new Royal era

Jason Liberty, the new president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group’s global cruise brands, has overseen a smooth return to cruise in his new role. He tells Anthony Pearce how he is preparing the company’s brands for an exciting and sustainable future

Back together again

MedCruise is a mighty force, driving the industry forward on many fronts. Jon Ingleton attended the 60th General Assembly in Costa Brava to report on the association’s current priorities