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.

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 Schampel 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

Sharing cross-sector knowledge at the first ever Sustainable Design Summit

Sharing cross-sector knowledge at the first ever Sustainable Design Summit
By Olivia Irving | 28 June 2022

Speakers will present ideas from across the travel industry to help tackle the climate crisis

Sustainability is the new luxury for interiors

Sustainability is the new luxury for interiors
By Mark Henderson | 28 June 2022

By repairing surfaces onboard, and thus prolonging useful life, Magicman eliminates the waste produced when damaged items are discarded only to be replaced with new

Magicman eliminates waste by repairing surfaces onboard and prolonging useful life

Evolving to meet guests' luxurious expectations

Evolving to meet guests' luxurious expectations
By Yohandel Ruiz | 27 June 2022

Cruising is back and guests are demanding more luxurious and transformative experiences than ever. To keep pace, brands must harness the power of clever interiors

To keep pace with demand, cruise brands must harness the power of clever interiors

Goodbye Pacific Dawn, hello Ambience

Goodbye Pacific Dawn, hello Ambience
By Alice Chambers | 24 June 2022

Bob McGowan talks with Alice Chambers about the renovations that were carried out on Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship, Ambience, including the teams and challenges that were involved

Bob McGowan talks about the renovations on Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship, Ambience

A bright, appealing and environmentally friendly idea

A bright, appealing and environmentally friendly idea
By Richard Humphreys | 23 June 2022

Matt Swiergon explains to Richard Humphreys how Beadlight’s environmentally friendly reading lights improve the passenger experience and sustainability

Matt Swiergon explains how Beadlight’s sustainable reading lights improve the passenger experience

Sustainable Maritime Interiors report out now

Sustainable Maritime Interiors report out now
By Alice Chambers | 22 June 2022

Over 180 contributors from all interior disciplines share how they are developing greener ships

Interior view: Viking Expeditions' Viking Octantis

Interior view: Viking Expeditions' Viking Octantis
By Alex Smith | 22 June 2022

Richard Riveire of Rottet Studio talks with Alex Smith about how Viking’s first expedition ship has been designed to create a sense of exploration while retaining the cruise line’s signature style

Richard Riveire of Rottet Studio discusses the design of Viking’s first expedition ship

Interior view: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Beyond

Interior view: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 June 2022

Celebrity Cruises has collaborated with high-profile designers to ensure its new Edge-class ship is larger and more luxurious than her sisters

The cruise line has collaborated with high-profile designers on its new Edge-class ship

Combining exploration, nature and luxury

Combining exploration, nature and luxury

Ponant/Gilles Trillard

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 June 2022

Elly Yates Roberts speaks with Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Mathieu Petiteau about the design considerations for Ponant’s latest luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot

Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Mathieu Petiteau discuss Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 June 2022

Steven Newbery of DFDS tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the onboard refurbishment of the line’s two English Channel ferries and the importance of improving the passenger experience

Steven Newbery of DFDS details the refurbishments carried out onboard three of its ferries

Adieu Crystal: The legacy of Crystal Cruises

Adieu Crystal: The legacy of Crystal Cruises
By Vittorio Garroni | 15 June 2022

Vittorio Garroni reflects on Crystal Cruises and its influence on cruise ship interior design

Vittorio Garroni reflects on Crystal Cruises and its influence on cruise ship interior design

Interior view: Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra

Interior view: Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra
By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

Emerald Cruises’ first ocean-going superyacht offers a luxurious environment for voyages to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Middle East

The cruise line’s first ocean-going superyacht offers a luxurious environment for voyages

Introducing our 2022 Design Legend: Andy Yuill

Introducing our 2022 Design Legend: Andy Yuill
By Jon Ingleton | 13 June 2022

Andy Yuill is our reluctant Design Legend, preferring to credit any accolades to his colleagues. Jon Ingleton catches up with him to reminisce and celebrate the career that has enabled him to become the custodian of a design powerhouse

Andy Yuill reminisces his career as an interior designer and credits any accolades to his colleagues

Exploring new horizons and opportunities with Viking

Exploring new horizons and opportunities with Viking
By Alex Smith | 10 June 2022

On its 25th anniversary, Viking is continuing to innovate as it makes its first forays into expedition cruising and river cruising in the USA. Alex Smith outlines the reasons behind the company’s sustained success

The cruise line makes its first forays into the expedition market and river cruising in the USA

Environmental standards redefining luxury in cruise ship interior design

Environmental standards redefining luxury in cruise ship interior design

YSA Design

By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2022

Mounting pressure from maritime regulators and environmentally conscious passengers is transforming the concept of luxury in cruise ship interior design, with new materials marrying form, function and sustainability, says YSA Design’s Fabiana Vale Dornelas

Pressure from maritime regulators is transforming the concept of luxury in cruise ship interior design

Carnival reveals The Gateway as final zone onboard Carnival Celebration

Carnival reveals The Gateway as final zone onboard Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 10 June 2022

The promenade features multimedia virtual windows and destination-inspired entertainment

Sustainable maritime interiors for passenger shipping

Sustainable maritime interiors for passenger shipping
By Jon Ingleton | 09 June 2022

The quest to build and maintain ship interiors that are better for the environment is well underway. Jon Ingleton shares some perspectives ahead of the release of Cruise & Ferry’s first Sustainable Maritime Interiors report in June

Jon Ingleton shares views on the quest to build interiors that are better for the environment

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