International Cruise & Ferry Review

THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO PASSENGER SHIPPING

Autumn/Winter 2019

International Cruise and Ferry Review Spring 2018

Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Rebecca Gibson
Publisher: Nolan Andrews

The Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review opens with an exclusive keynote with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s chairman and CEO Richard Fain, who explains how the company has built a 50-year legacy of innovation and exceeding guest expectations. Meanwhile in our cover story, the team at SMC Design highlights how it combined contemporary and classic British style to create the interiors of Saga Cruises' new Spirit of Discovery.

Our Cruise Business section features exclusive interviews with Virgin Voyages’ Tom McAlpin, Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge, Cruise Lines International Association’s Kelly Craighead, MSC Cruises’ Gianni Onorato, Carnival Cruise Line’s Christine Duffy, Quark Expeditions’ Malcolm Ellis and many other high-profile executives.

Sponsored by Interferry, our Ferry Business section includes an innovation-focused roundtable with perspectives from Shipshape Consulting, BC Ferries, Baleària and Tallink. Elsewhere in this section, Interferry’s Johan Roos discusses domestic ferry safety in developing nations, Virtu Ferries' Francis Portelli champions the value of hard work, Freda Newton highlights the benefits of Loch Ness by Jacobite, industry expert Michael Grey explores how ferry operators can achieve carbon neutrality, and more.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we outline some of the latest exciting updates from across the passenger shipping industry in our Marketwatch section, introduce our new Ship of the Year awards, and report on the latest Cruise Europe, Cruise Norway and MedCruise events.

Other features, viewpoints and reports explore everything from newbuilds in the cruise and ferry order books, safety at sea, interior design lessons learned at the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, the evolution of retail at sea and how cruise lines and ports can create more environmentally sustainable itineraries. Plus, we have the usual updates from ports, interior designers, product suppliers and maritime communications experts.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!

Magazine highlights

BUILDING A LEGACY

Richard Fain on how Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s relentless quest for innovation and focus on exceeding guest expectations has led to 50 years of success

DESIGNING A BRITISH CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

SMC Design executives tell Lindsay James how the company has showcased British style and excellence on Saga Cruises’ new Spirit of Discovery

THE FUN FACTOR

Christine Duffy explains why Carnival Cruise Line has always aimed to create the best holidays possible

NOMINATE YOUR SHIP OF THE YEAR

ICFR launches the inaugural Ship of the Year awards to celebrate the game-changing passenger ships that entered service in 2019

RISING TO INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Simon Johnson asks three ferry executives to discuss the greatest opportunities and challenges facing the ferry sector

FAST, SMART AND SUSTAINABLE

Jacqui Griffiths reports on a buoyant ferry sector, which shows an appetite for innovative solutions

SAFETY AT SEA

ICFR showcases some of the companies and solutions that are keeping guests and crew safe

MAKING WAVES WITH SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Cruise and ferry operators introduce new initiatives to achieve environmental goals

SPOILT FOR CHOICE

With 118 cruise ships on order, Michele Witthaus reports on several upcoming newbuilds

DESIGNING DREAMS

Jon Ingleton shares some of his highlights from the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in June 2019

NEWS FROM NORWAY

This year’s Norway Day in London showcased how the country’s ports are busy enhancing their offerings for ships and passengers

WORKS OF ART

CEO Ellen Bettridge talks about Uniworld’s bespoke, luxury ships with Anthony Pearce