Author: Michele Witthaus

As the former editor of International Cruise & Ferry Review, Michele is now one of our key contributors. She tracks developments and trends in the cruise and ferry sectors, and particularly enjoys interviewing leading industry figures for ICFR.



A breath of fresh air: getting back to cruising

A breath of fresh air: getting back to cruising
By Michele Witthaus | 03 February 2022

The return of cruising has come as a welcome relief to cruise line and port executives, who can’t wait to share new itineraries, excursions and destinations with guests. Michele Witthaus reports

Cruise line and port executives share their new itineraries, excursions and destinations

Realising a global vision for sustainable tourism

Realising a global vision for sustainable tourism
By Michele Witthaus | 02 October 2019

Cruise tourism is increasingly in the spotlight for its impacts on destinations. Michele Witthaus looks at what resources the World Tourism Organization offers to support more environmentally friendly cruising

The World Tourism Organization offers resources to support environmentally friendly cruising

Bold operators to boost ferry order books

Bold operators to boost ferry order books
By Michele Witthaus | 13 June 2018

Several operators order low- and zero-emission ferries, while large fast craft are also in demand. Michele Witthaus reviews key market activity

Ferry lines are ordering low- and zero-emission vessels, while large fast crafts are also in demand

Exploring Northern Norway

Exploring Northern Norway
By Michele Witthaus | 16 September 2016

Michele Witthaus joins cruise itinerary planners to test available excursions, ports and more

Cruise line itinerary planners test shore excursions, ports and more

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise lines share their plans

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise lines share their plans
By Michele Witthaus | 21 March 2016

Trends range from new ships, to itinerary launches and celebrity chefs

Cruise industry gathers in Fort Lauderdale for biggest annual event

Cruise industry gathers in Fort Lauderdale for biggest annual event
By Michele Witthaus | 17 March 2016

New name, new location for Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida

Mediterranean ports event takes place in Olbia

Mediterranean ports event takes place in Olbia
By Michele Witthaus | 19 October 2015

Growth strategies and partnerships among the issues discussed at MedCruise gathering

Interferry report: Four decades of ferries

Interferry report: Four decades of ferries
By Michele Witthaus | 07 October 2015

Fortieth Interferry conference offers opportunities to look back – and plan ahead

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