Author: Guest

Thought leaders from across the passenger shipping industry contribute articles to CruiseandFerry.net, as well as to our International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors publications. Guest authors include executives from cruise, ferry and port associations across the world.

How MSC Cruises brings European elegance to cruising

How MSC Cruises brings European elegance to cruising
By Guest | Friday, July 12, 2019

Vice president of US Hotel Operations Mark Zeller believes good designs should do more than provide aesthetic appeal; they must also support efficient hotel operations

Mark Zeller believes good designs should also support efficient hotel operations

How Stena Line creates inspired interiors for its ferries

How Stena Line creates inspired interiors for its ferries
By Guest | Thursday, July 4, 2019

Modern Scandinavian design reflects Stena Line’s core values and creates a ‘wow’ factor onboard its passenger ferries. Per-Ola Jonnerheim explains more

Per-Ola Jonnerheim shares how modern Scandinavian design reflects the brand's core values

The power of maximalism in flooring design on cruise ships

The power of maximalism in flooring design on cruise ships
By Guest | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Colourful or patterned floors provide the best starting point for designers wanting to create exciting and evocative interiors, says Jason Holmes from Forbo Flooring Systems

Forbo Flooring Systems' Jason Holmes on why floors provide the best starting point for exciting interiors

Launching the Celebrity Revolution for luxury standards

Launching the Celebrity Revolution for luxury standards
By Guest | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Allan Jordan explores Celebrity Cruises’ ongoing revitalisation programme, which was inspired by the new Celebrity Edge and will elevate the luxury standards on its current cruise ships

ICFR explores Celebrity Cruises’ revitalisation programme which was inspired by Celebrity Edge

Why onboard digitising is the new money-maker

Why onboard digitising is the new money-maker
By Guest | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Jan Erik Norli, chief sales officer at Telenor Maritime, outlines the technological revolution that is happening in the maritime business

Telenor Maritime’s Jan Erik Norli outlines the industry's current technological revolution

How Wireless Maritime Services is leading innovation

How Wireless Maritime Services is leading innovation
By Guest | Monday, May 20, 2019

Firm celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019, and WMS CEO Pramod Arora says they aim to lead technology convergence for cruise ship connectivity over the next 15 years

CEO Pramod Arora discusses the firm's goals for enhancing cruise ship connectivity 

Better payments makes a better cruise experience, says PXP Financial

Better payments makes a better cruise experience, says PXP Financial
By Guest | Monday, May 20, 2019

According to chief product officer Mike Day, partnering with the firm can help cruise operators to improve online booking, facilitate mobile POS on their ships and more

Firm aims to help cruise operators improve online booking, facilitate mobile POS on their ships

Ocean cruising is on the rise Down Under

Ocean cruising is on the rise Down Under
By Guest | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia have been powering ahead to grow the Antipodean market. Sandra Speares asks president Jan Swartz about the latest developments

Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia are growing the Antipodean market, says Jan Swartz

Why leather stands the test of time on passenger ships

Why leather stands the test of time on passenger ships
By Guest | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jimmy Ahlgren of Elmo Leather explains why chairs that the company produced nearly 40 years ago are still in fine shape

Jimmy Ahlgren on why chairs that Elmo Leather produced 40 years ago are still in fine shape

Steering Holland America Group’s brands to greater success

Steering Holland America Group’s brands to greater success
By Guest | Friday, May 10, 2019

Sam Ballard asks Stein Kruse what he is doing to keep the firm’s business growing from strength to strength

Stein Kruse shares what he is doing to keep the business growing from strength to strength

A new cruise dawn is rising in the East

A new cruise dawn is rising in the East
By Guest | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Anthony Pearce speaks with Thatcher Brown about Dream Cruises’ expansion plans and the fast-growing Asian market that will come to dominate the cruise industry

Thatcher Brown shares Dream Cruises’ expansion plans and the Asian market's cruise dominance 

Talking to an innovative ferry industry trailblazer

Talking to an innovative ferry industry trailblazer
By Guest | Thursday, May 2, 2019

David Gudgel explains to Sandra Speares how Clipper Navigation has gone from strength to strength since becoming the first to operate a high-speed catamaran in North America 32 years ago

David Gudgel on how Clipper Navigation has grown since it started using high-speed catamarans

Cruise ship design for the human scale

Cruise ship design for the human scale
By Guest | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

YSA Design chairman Trond Sigurdsen suggests why cruise lines could pay more attention to how they design interiors to attract more guests

YSA Design's Trond Sigurdsen suggests how to design interiors that attract guests 

How OSM Maritime is transforming shipping

How OSM Maritime is transforming shipping
By Guest | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The company's digital services are enabling it to provide shipowners with analytical insights that help improve operations, says company CEO Geir Sekkesæter

Digital services provide shipowners with analytical insights to improve operations, says CEO

Exploring the reasons behind the fight over the ferry berth

Exploring the reasons behind the fight over the ferry berth
By Guest | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Maritime journalist Michael Grey weighs up the pros and cons of cabotage in oceans around the world

Michael Grey weighs up the pros and cons of cabotage in oceans around the world

Foreship is forecasting the fuel cell future

Foreship is forecasting the fuel cell future
By Guest | Monday, April 22, 2019

Firm’s head of New Technologies Jan-Erik Räsänen and head of Machinery Olli Somerkallio assess the technologies that are making marine fuel cells a reality

Jan-Erik Räsänen and Olli Somerkallio assess the technologies making marine fuel cells a reality

Working to make a difference in the ferry industry

Working to make a difference in the ferry industry
By Guest | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan reflects on a hectic round of activity devoted to crucial industry issues

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan reflects on a hectic round of activity devoted to crucial industry issues

How TUI Cruises is making waves in the German cruise market

How TUI Cruises is making waves in the German cruise market
By Guest | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wybcke Meier tells Sam Ballard how the brand is continuing to carve its own unique niche to guarantee continued growth and success

Wybcke Meier shares how the brand is guaranteeing continued growth and success

Celebrating the ‘Italianness’ behind Costa Cruises

Celebrating the ‘Italianness’ behind Costa Cruises
By Guest | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Neil Palomba talks with Anthony Pearce about the history of the Carnival Corporation-owned cruise line and how it continues to innovate

Neil Palomba talks with Anthony Pearce about the cruise line's history and continued innovation

An uncertain future for the ferry industry

An uncertain future for the ferry industry
By Guest | Monday, April 8, 2019

HFW’s William MacLachlan comments on the impact of Brexit on the many operators serving the UK and Ireland

HFW’s William MacLachlan explores how Brexit will affect operators serving the UK and Ireland