Onboard experience

The world’s ocean, expedition and river cruise lines must evolve constantly to ensure they can meet the demands and expectations of their guests, ports and destinations and regulatory bodies. From ordering new cruise ships, to refitting and upgrading existing vessels, and creating new onboard and onshore experiences, the cruise lines always have news to share.

The class of 2022: Outstanding new onboard spaces

The class of 2022: Outstanding new onboard spaces
By Alice Chambers | 29 July 2022

With new ships launching at such a phenomenal rate it’s hard to keep up with the latest output of the creative powerhouses that shape the onboard experience. In this feature, Alice Chambers highlights a series of interior spaces that are sure to appeal to passengers onboard some of the cruise ships and ferries debuting this year

Alice Chambers highlights a series of new interiors that are sure to appeal to passengers

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Celebration

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Celebration
By Richard Humphreys | 27 July 2022

Richard Humphreys talks with Glenn Aprile about the zones passengers can enjoy on Carnival Cruise Line’s latest Excel-class ship

Glenn Aprile discusses the zones that passengers can enjoy on the latest Excel-class ship

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

MJM Marine’s projects onboard Virgin Voyage’s first two cruise ships have involved outfitting 1,330 cabins and installing over 2,600 framed artworks on each vessel

Projects onboard the line’s first two ships have installed over 2,600 artworks on each vessel

MyStar: an interior view of Tallink Grupp’s new flagship

MyStar: an interior view of Tallink Grupp’s new flagship
By Richard Humphreys | 26 July 2022

Richard Humphreys talks with Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik about the interior design concept of Tallink’s newest vessel

Richard Humphreys talks with Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik about the interior design of Tallink’s newest vessel

Capitalising on a captain's expertise for expedition interiors

Capitalising on a captain's expertise for expedition interiors

EYOS Expeditions/ Martin Enckell

By Ben Lyons | 22 July 2022

Designers must consider how to combat extreme weather conditions while maximising safety and wildlife-spotting opportunities when creating expedition cruise ships to ensure they deliver memorable guest experiences

Designers must consider how to combat extreme weather when creating expedition cruise ships

Interior view: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima

Interior view: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima
By Alice Chambers | 21 July 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Eamonn Ferrin tells Alice Chambers about the innovations onboard the cruise line’s new Prima-class vessel

Eamonn Ferrin reveals the innovations onboard the cruise line’s new Prima-class vessel

Designing a new way of experiencing river cruising

Designing a new way of experiencing river cruising
By Alex Smith | 20 July 2022

Transcend Cruises and Tillberg Design of Sweden are working together to design river cruise ships aimed at creating the best experience for groups

Transcend Cruises and Tillberg Design of Sweden are designing river cruise ships for group travel

A green and grand experience with Elmo Leather

A green and grand experience with Elmo Leather
By Richard Humphreys | 19 July 2022

Jimmy Ahlgren describes to Richard Humphreys how Elmo Leather’s products tick the luxury and sustainability boxes for cruise customers

Jimmy Ahlgren describes how the company’s products tick the luxury and sustainability boxes

A journey of culinary exploration with Silversea Cruises

A journey of culinary exploration with Silversea Cruises
By Adam Sachs | 18 July 2022

Silversea Cruises has used eclectic artwork and a global decor scheme to bring its most innovative and immersive culinary programme to life onboard its newest Muse-class ships, Silver Moon and Silver Dawn

The line has used eclectic artwork and a global decor scheme to bring its culinary programme to life

Creating balanced interiors for dining in style

Creating balanced interiors for dining in style
By Alan McVitty | 15 July 2022

Interior design for onboard dining venues must combine functionality with aesthetic appeal to create magic for the passenger

Interior design for onboard dining venues must combine functionality with aesthetic appeal

Interior View: Saga Cruises’ Spirit of the Danube

Interior View: Saga Cruises’ Spirit of the Danube

Chris Kennedy

By Alice Chambers | 14 July 2022

Saga Cruises’ newest river cruise vessel boasts a boutique interior design inspired by the local culture and nature of the areas it will visit along the Danube River

The boutique interiors onboard the river cruise vessel are inspired by the areas it will visit

A Himalayan river odyssey with Assam Bengal Navigation

A Himalayan river odyssey with Assam Bengal Navigation
By Antara Phookan | 13 July 2022

Assam Bengal Navigation designs interiors that reflect the heritage and culture of the communities living along the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers in India

The line designs interiors that reflect communities living along the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers

Interior view: Viking Line’s Viking Glory

Interior view: Viking Line’s Viking Glory
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 July 2022

Johanna Boijer-Svahnström tells Rebecca Gibson how Viking Line’s new ship will immerse passengers in the beauty of the Baltic Sea and ensure they enjoy a memorable cruise experience

Johanna Boijer-Svahnström discusses how the new ship will showcase the beauty of the Baltic Sea

New endeavours and opportunities for Studio Berg+

New endeavours and opportunities for Studio Berg+
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 July 2022

Petra Ryberg tells Elly Yates-Roberts about setting up her own design studio and the changes she hopes to see in the industry over the coming years

Petra Ryberg discusses the experience of setting up her own design studio

Supporting small artists onboard Scenic’s luxury cruise ships

Supporting small artists onboard Scenic’s luxury cruise ships
By Nichola Absalom | 07 July 2022

Artwork provides a powerful way for cruise brands to enhance their interior decor schemes and reflect the culture of the destinations they visit while showcasing local talent 

Artwork provides a powerful way for cruise brands to reflect the culture of the destinations they visit 

Making onboard spaces into unique places

Making onboard spaces into unique places
By Alice Chambers | 06 July 2022

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes tells Alice Chambers about the new Flotex Vision FR marine collection and how he designs floor coverings for the marine industry

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes discusses the new Flotex Vision FR marine collection

How a design studio with a difference is creating unique ships

How a design studio with a difference is creating unique ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 05 July 2022

Stefan Seidenfaden and Timo Hogestraat of Partner Ship Design tell Elly Yates-Roberts about the firm’s diverse portfolio of projects and why partnership is the name of their game

Partner Ship Design’s Stefan Seidenfaden and Timo Hogestraat detail the firm’s range of projects

Exclusive cruising and adventures with Lindblad Expeditions

Exclusive cruising and adventures with Lindblad Expeditions
By Alex Smith | 04 July 2022

Lindblad Expeditions’ Bruce Tschampel tells Alex Smith how the newly acquired National Geographic Islander II will offer guests a taste of the private yacht experience with year-round sailing in the Galapagos Islands

Bruce Tschampel explains how National Geographic Islander II will provide a private yacht experience

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

A unique, fun and innovative onboard experience

A unique, fun and innovative onboard experience
By Ben Clement | 29 June 2022

Carnival Cruise Line considers functionality, aesthetics and customer enjoyment when designing every space on its ships

Carnival Cruise Line considers functionality, aesthetics and customer enjoyment in its interiors

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