Author: Sean Dudley

Sean is part of our editorial team at International Cruise & Ferry Review. As well as writing and editing articles for our magazines, Sean also regularly reports on the important stories and trends that are affecting the industry.



Why experience counts in the cruise and ferry industry

Why experience counts in the cruise and ferry industry
By Sean Dudley | 13 August 2018

Australian trimaran hull design technology company Austal has recently enhanced its relationship with Fred. Olsen. Sean Dudley reports

Trimaran hull design technology company Austal enhances relationship with Fred. Olsen

A new gateway to the French city of Bordeaux

A new gateway to the French city of Bordeaux
By Sean Dudley | 03 August 2018

A new terminal for large cruise ships is coming to Pauillac near the French city of Bordeaux

Atlantic Port of Bordeaux is building a terminal so large cruise ships can berth in Pauillac 

How Jamaica in investing in history to create its future

How Jamaica in investing in history to create its future
By Sean Dudley | 30 July 2018

Sean Dudley takes a look at plans to bring a new floating cruise pier to Port Royal, Jamaica, and other recent investments at the island’s existing cruise ports

We look at plans to bring a new floating cruise pier to Port Royal, and other recent investments

Sampling history and culture in the Mediterranean

Sampling history and culture in the Mediterranean
By Sean Dudley | 25 July 2018

A new Mediterranean cruise route is offering a mix of exclusivity, history, cuisine and culture to cruise passengers

A new cruise route is offers cruise guests an exclusive experience

Getting to experience the heart of the city

Getting to experience the heart of the city
By Sean Dudley | 14 June 2018

Dublin Port Company’s cruise business grew strongly in 2017, with 127 cruise ship arrivals and visitor numbers passing 210,000 for the first time

Dublin Port Company’s cruise business grew strongly in 2017, with 127 cruise ship arrivals

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding
By Sean Dudley | 18 May 2018

With a base in Cadiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast, Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels

Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels 

How recent CLIA research highlights global cruise growth

How recent CLIA research highlights global cruise growth
By Sean Dudley | 09 April 2018

Three recent reports from Cruise Lines International Association reveal positive growth trends and demographic insights from the cruise industry. We consider some key findings from the past six months

We consider some of the findings from CLIA reports over the past six months

How Ports de Balears is showcasing the essence of the Med

How Ports de Balears is showcasing the essence of the Med
By Sean Dudley | 23 January 2018

Visitors to the western Mediterranean will be able to take in all the region has to offer thanks to a new cruise route

Visitors to the western Mediterranean will be able to take in all the region has to offer 


Why the Port of Cork is memorable and environmentally sustainable

Why the Port of Cork is memorable and environmentally sustainable
By Sean Dudley | 18 January 2018

With industry awards and new opportunities around LNG emerging, it’s an exciting time at the Port of Cork

With new opportunities around LNG emerging, it’s an exciting time for the Irish port

How Sept-Îles maps the cruise guest experience

How Sept-Îles maps the cruise guest experience
By Sean Dudley | 17 January 2018

At Sept-Îles in Quebec, Canada, a shared framework is being harnessed to ensure the needs of visitors are met by every service provider

Canadian port uses a shared framework to ensure it meets the needs of visitors

A friendly gateway to the great outdoors

A friendly gateway to the great outdoors
By Sean Dudley | 12 January 2018

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is investing in its facilities to allow more visitors to take advantage of the host of activities and attractions Vancouver Island has to offer

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is investing to allow more visitors to enjoy Vancouver Island 

Why cruise guests can expect an exceptional welcome at Cape Town

Why cruise guests can expect an exceptional welcome at Cape Town
By Sean Dudley | 03 January 2018

The phased development at the V&A Waterfront cruise terminal is helping to ensure visitors to Cape Town get the best possible first impression

The development at the V&A Waterfront cruise terminal helps visitors to get the best first impression

Partnership to help destinations find their voice

Partnership to help destinations find their voice
By Sean Dudley | 18 December 2017

A new regional partnership is aiming to enhance the potential of cruising in the Caribbean, boost collaboration between destinations and support growth

A new regional partnership is aiming to enhance the potential of cruising in the Caribbean

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon
By Sean Dudley | 19 July 2017

Mediterranean location, rich history and interesting local culture is helping to ensure visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

 The Mediterranean location is ensuring visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

Adventure meets culture on Prince Edward Island

Adventure meets culture on Prince Edward Island
By Sean Dudley | 15 July 2017

Located off Canada’s Atlantic coast, Prince Edward Island offers passengers the chance to rediscover life’s simple pleasures

Canada’s Prince Edward Island allows passengers to rediscover life’s simple pleasures

Expanding to meet future demand

Expanding to meet future demand
By Sean Dudley | 04 July 2017

With significant expansion plans and confirmed funding for the next five years, the future looks bright for PortMiami

With expansion plans and confirmed funding for the next five years, the future looks bright for PortMiami

All go in Galveston

All go in Galveston
By Sean Dudley | 29 May 2017

With more passengers visiting than ever before and expansion work underway, Port of Galveston is enjoying something of a purple patch

With more passengers and expansion work underway, the port is enjoying a purple patch

Breaking cruise traffic records like never before

Breaking cruise traffic records like never before
By Sean Dudley | 07 April 2017

In 2017, more cruise ships are set to visit the ports of Palamós and Roses on Spain’s Costa Brava coastline than ever before

In 2017, more cruise ships are set to visit the ports of Palamós and Roses on Spain’s Costa Brava coastline

Cruise vacations for every taste, budget and style

Cruise vacations for every taste, budget and style
By Sean Dudley | 23 December 2016

Cruising from PortMiami is only getting better. In what other homeport in the world can a cruise passenger experience world-renowned sandy beaches, colourful art deco architecture, and popular attractions while sailing away for a fun-filled vacation?

Cruising from PortMiami's world-class port is only getting better

An unforgettable experience in North America

An unforgettable experience in North America
By Sean Dudley | 01 July 2016

Situated in the heart of one of North America’s most exciting cities, Port Metro Vancouver is a great starting point when exploring some of the continent’s most pristine coastline

Port Metro Vancouver is a great starting point for exploring the continent’s pristine coastline

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