Author: Elly Yates-Roberts

Elly is a journalist for CruiseandFerry.net, where she reports on the latest news from the world’s leading cruise and ferry lines, ports, destinations and industry suppliers.

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

The natural and popular choice for a cruise destination

The natural and popular choice for a cruise destination
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 06 June 2022

Verdant landscapes coupled with a rich, diverse culture have made the Guadeloupe Islands a popular cruise destination

The Guadeloupe Islands offer verdant landscapes coupled with a rich and diverse culture

How CMI Leisure Management is finding the balance

How CMI Leisure Management is finding the balance

Aurora Expeditions

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 June 2022

Dietmar Wertanzl of CMI Leisure Management tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the opportunities and challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the cruise industry’s focus on sustainability

Dietmar Wertanzl discusses challenges of the pandemic and the focus on sustainability

New horizons for connectivity onboard cruise ships

New horizons for connectivity onboard cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 May 2022

Brent Horwitz of Speedcast tells Elly Yates-Roberts why hybrid networks are a game changer for cruise operators, crew and guests, and how the launch of lower-Earth orbit satellites will take this one step further

Brent Horwitz of Speedcast explains why hybrid networks are a game changer for cruise operators

Building connections and creating opportunities for passengers

Building connections and creating opportunities for passengers
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 April 2022

Pramod Arora of Wireless Maritime Services tells Elly Yates-Roberts about changes in communications technology, the emergence of 5G and what this means for cruise lines and their passengers

Pramod Arora discusses the changes in communications technology onboard cruise ships

Happy crew, happy cruise: overcoming recruitment challenges

Happy crew, happy cruise: overcoming recruitment challenges
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 April 2022

Elly Yates-Roberts speaks with leading passenger ship management companies and crewing agencies about the solutions to the current multi-faceted problems that ship operators are facing

Passenger ship management companies and crewing agencies reveal their solutions to current problems

A smooth re-entry for newly renovated cruise and ferry vessels

A smooth re-entry for newly renovated cruise and ferry vessels
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 04 April 2022

As many cruise lines resume sailing, shipyards around the world are seeing increasing numbers of refit and refurbishment projects. Elly Yates-Roberts highlights some of the work that has been carried out on cruise ships and ferries over the past six months

Elly Yates-Roberts details some of the recent refit and refurbishments projects in the past six months

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks

Shipping security: how Speedcast combats cyberattacks
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 January 2022

Santiago Jaramillo of Speedcast tells Elly Yates-Roberts how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators, and how Speedcast is there to help 

Santiago Jaramillo explains how cybercrime can affect cruise and ferry operators

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships

Why the human element is still essential when managing cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 January 2022

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value of ship agents and how their role may change in the future

Dickson Chin from Wallem Ship Agency explains the value and role of ship agents

A sea of opportunity for Northern Ireland-based cruise ship outfitter

A sea of opportunity for Northern Ireland-based cruise ship outfitter
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 24 December 2021

MJM Marine has weathered the challenges of Covid-19 and is emerging stronger than ever, with a full order book and staff well-being front of mind

MJM Marine has weathered the challenges of Covid-19 and is emerging stronger than ever

Port of Tallinn opens environmentally sustainable terminal

Port of Tallinn opens environmentally sustainable terminal

Port of Tallinn

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 21 July 2021

New facility uses solar panels and sea power to operate during high and low seasons

Windstar Cruises resumes cruising in French Polynesia and Tahiti

Windstar Cruises resumes cruising in French Polynesia and Tahiti

Windstar Cruises

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 July 2021

Small ship cruise line welcomed vaccinated guests and crew onboard Wind Spirit this week 
 

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 June 2021

Gary Annett of MJM Marine tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the cruise industry’s hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Gary Annett explains how cruising's hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 May 2021

Covid-19 and a greater focus on sustainability are changing the industry. Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the shipyard is responding

Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager explains how the shipyard is responding to a changing industry

How Austal is staying sustainable in a crisis

How Austal is staying sustainable in a crisis
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 May 2021

Austal Australia’s Sander van Essen tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the organisation has developed a new range of electric ferries during the pandemic

Austal Australia’s Sander van Essen discusses the organisation’s new range of electric ferries

How shipyards are powering through the crisis

How shipyards are powering through the crisis

Fincantieri

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 May 2021

CFR takes a look at some of the shipyard projects that have been able to go ahead during the Covid-19 pandemic

CFR takes a look at some of the shipyard projects that have been able to go ahead

Prioritising passenger safety at the Port of Vancouver

Prioritising passenger safety at the Port of Vancouver
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 07 May 2021

The Port of Vancouver is working to ensure the safety of its passengers, while using innovative technologies to plan for its long-term future growth

The port is ensuring safety while using innovative technologies to plan for future growth

Integra Fragrances develops new HVAC product to combat Covid-19

Integra Fragrances develops new HVAC product to combat Covid-19

Integra Fragrances

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 15 April 2021

Integra Fragrances has refocused its scent expertise to distribute a non-dangerous sanitising chemical that combats Covid-19 in public and private spaces onboard passenger ships

Integra Fragrances has refocused its scent expertise to distribute a sanitising chemical

Bromic Heating launches new range of marine heating solutions

Bromic Heating launches new range of marine heating solutions

Bromic Heating

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 April 2021

New products are designed to resist corrosion from marine environments
 

Cruising to a natural paradise in Japan

Cruising to a natural paradise in Japan
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 02 February 2021

The islands of Japan’s Okinawa region provide ideal cruise stops for small expedition ships, where guests can explore the natural wonders and ancient culture

The islands of the Okinawa region provide ideal stops for small expedition ships

The benefits of a destination-centred approach

The benefits of a destination-centred approach
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 February 2021

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines tells Elly Yates-Roberts why smaller ships and a focus on the ports of call create niche experiences for its passengers

Martin Lister from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines explains why small ships can create niche experiences

The new cruise industry on the horizon

The new cruise industry on the horizon
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 January 2021

William Tatham tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts and some silver linings of the pandemic

William Tatham discusses the Port Authority of Jamaica’s plans for when cruising restarts

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise

The importance of the port in an ideal cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 January 2021

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success and the value of shore excursions with Elly Yates-Roberts

Mike Pawlus from Azamara discusses the secret of the company’s itinerary success

How PortMiami is remaining resilient and preparing for the future

How PortMiami is remaining resilient and preparing for the future
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 18 January 2021

PortMiami is making plans to ensure the safety of all employees and passengers when the cruise industry reopens. Port director Juan Kuryla tells Elly Yates-Roberts more

Port director Juan Kuryla shares how PortMiami will ensure the safety of employees and cruise guests

How the Port of Galveston is weathering the storm

How the Port of Galveston is weathering the storm
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 January 2021

The Port of Galveston is improving its transport and mobility services in preparation for when sailing resumes and to continue its economic contributions to the region

The port is improving its transport and mobility services in preparation for when sailing resumes

An Alaskan adventure for Holland America Line

An Alaskan adventure for Holland America Line
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 January 2021

Paul Grigsby discusses the cruise line’s 2021 itinerary offerings and why the US state of Alaska has stolen his heart

Paul Grigsby discusses the cruise line’s 2021 itineraries and why Alaska has stolen his heart

Building luxurious river cruise vessels for the future

Building luxurious river cruise vessels for the future
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 08 December 2020

Den Breejen Shipyard is looking ahead by appointing a new board member and taking a creative approach to adapt ships to handle social distancing measures

Den Breejen Shipyard is looking ahead by taking a creative approach to adapting ships

How MSC Cruises is powering up sustainability

How MSC Cruises is powering up sustainability
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 October 2020

Linden Coppell speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about how MSC Cruises is working to improve its own sustainability efforts, as well as those of the whole shipping industry

Linden Coppell explains how the cruise line is working to improve its sustainability efforts

Reviving the refurbishment market in challenging times

Reviving the refurbishment market in challenging times
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 08 October 2020

Many interior outfitters are taking the disruption to business as an opportunity to re-evaluate their practices. CFR speaks with some of the sector’s biggest names to learn more

Interior outfitters are taking the disruption as an opportunity to re-evaluate their practices

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras

Interior view: Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 September 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Petu Kummala tells Elly Yates-Roberts how total freedom of design led to beautiful, exciting and functional interiors on Mardi Gras

Petu Kummala explains how total freedom of design led to beautiful and functional interiors on Mardi Gras

Capitalising on missed cruising opportunities

Capitalising on missed cruising opportunities
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 31 August 2020

Garroni Design’s Vittorio Garroni tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the Swiss lakes are inspiring his latest cruise innovation

Vittorio Garroni explains how the Swiss lakes are inspiring his latest cruise innovation

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 August 2020

Partnering with materials experts during interior design projects enables shipowners to create long-lasting and beautiful onboard spaces. Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can help

Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can enable shipowners to create high-quality interiors

How commercial diving is being redefined

How commercial diving is being redefined
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 July 2020

Elly Yates-Roberts asks Harun Duzgoren how Subsea Global Solutions is evolving in an increasingly competitive industry and bringing added value to customers

Harun Duzgoren explains how Subsea Global Solutions is evolving in a competitive industry

Explorer Dream receives infection prevention certification

Explorer Dream receives infection prevention certification
Genting Cruise Lines
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 10 July 2020

Genting Cruise Line will put strict measures in place to ensure the safety of crew and passengers

Developing the fuel for a sustainable future

Developing the fuel for a sustainable future
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 July 2020

Sustainability and environmentalism are changing the face of passenger shipping. Poul Woodall tells Elly-Yates-Roberts how DFDS and the wider industry are adapting

Poul Woodall of DFDS explains how passenger shipping is adapting to the shift to environmentalism

Becoming an international cultural ambassador

Becoming an international cultural ambassador
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 May 2020

CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the opportunities and challenges of a growing cruise industry

CMI Leisure’s Dietmar Wertanzl discusses the opportunities and challenges in the cruise industry

The perfect galley operation for a great dining experience

The perfect galley operation for a great dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 29 April 2020

Speaking with Elly Yates-Roberts, Royal Caribbean International’s Linken D’Souza highlights the importance of the kitchen space

Linken D’Souza of Royal Caribbean International highlights the importance of the kitchen space

Seatronx improves navigation with new river radar display

Seatronx improves navigation with new river radar display
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 March 2020

System offers river vessels enhanced visibility in all lighting conditions


Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19

Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 March 2020

Digital system can detect symptoms in guests and crews to optimise containment and quarantine

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 March 2020

We reveal the vessels that have taken top spot in our first-ever passenger ship awards

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 February 2020

Senior executives from Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises tell Elly Yates-Roberts how they are working to take customer satisfaction to a whole new level

Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises’ executives discuss how they’re working to satisfy customers

The cruise capital of the world is becoming bigger than ever

The cruise capital of the world is becoming bigger than ever
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 February 2020

PortMiami has seen unprecedented success in the cruise sector for many years, and with new partnerships, there is no sign of it slowing down

With new terminals on the way, there is no sign of PortMiami’s unprecedented success slowing down

Making the climate a cruise priority in the Baltic Sea

Making the climate a cruise priority in the Baltic Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 February 2020

Claus Bødker tells Elly Yates-Roberts how Cruise Baltic is working to help cruise lines meet stricter IMO emissions regulations in the Baltic Sea

Cruise Baltic is working to help cruise lines meet stricter IMO emissions regulations

Making the most of Copenhagen’s maritime legacy

Making the most of Copenhagen’s maritime legacy
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 30 January 2020

Claus Bødker from CruiseCopenhagen speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about the city’s port expansion, the reasons behind its cruise success and how the industry can transform itself for the better

Claus Bødker discusses developments at the city’s port and the reasons behind its continuing success

Making waves with sustainability efforts

Making waves with sustainability efforts
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 24 January 2020

Cruise and ferry operators alike are introducing new initiatives to move closer to achieving their environmental goals

Cruise and ferry operators are introducing new initiatives to achieve their environmental goals

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 December 2019

Help ICFR celebrate the innovative cruise ships and passenger ferries that started service in 2019

Viking Glory to feature Climeon solutions to reduce carbon emissions

Viking Glory to feature Climeon solutions to reduce carbon emissions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 December 2019

Heat Power System uses waste heat from engines to generate clean electricity

Delivering reliability, excellence and quality

Delivering reliability, excellence and quality
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 November 2019

Interior outfitter MJM Marine has carried out many high-profile refits this year. CEO Gary Annett tells Elly Yates-Roberts more and discusses some of the company’s upcoming projects

After several high-profile refits, MJM Marine’s Gary Annett discusses the company’s upcoming projects

Simplifying fleetwide software upgrades

Simplifying fleetwide software upgrades
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 November 2019

Erick Meijer explains how Norwegian software developer Adonis can improve shipping operations with the Adonis Replicator

Erick Meijer explains how the Adonis Replicator can improve shipping operations

Providing steady doors for shifting seas

Providing steady doors for shifting seas
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 22 November 2019

Markko Takkinen explains to Elly Yates-Roberts how Antti-Teollisuus has grown from a small blacksmith workshop to capture 40% of the cruise ship door market

Markko Takkinen explains how Antti-Teollisuus has captured 40% of the cruise ship door market

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