Contributor: Susan Parker

Susan has been writing about the shipping industry since 1990 and was editor of Lloyd’s Cruise International until 2008. She is a freelance cruise shipping specialist.

Working around the clock to kick-start the return of cruising

Working around the clock to kick-start the return of cruising
By Susan Parker | 23 October 2020

Resuming operations during the coronavirus pandemic involves a dedicated team addressing a myriad of details on a daily basis. Susan Parker speaks with Michel Grimm of CroisiEurope

Michel Grimm of CroisiEurope discusses the process of resuming operations during the pandemic

How MSC Cruises is solving the carbon conundrum

How MSC Cruises is solving the carbon conundrum
By Susan Parker | 24 June 2020

MSC Cruises is exploring a range of solutions when it comes to reducing its carbon footprint. Bud Darr tells Susan Parker about the brand’s innovative approach

Bud Darr discusses the cruise line’s approach to reducing its carbon footprint

How to reach 50 per cent carbon reduction by 2050

How to reach 50 per cent carbon reduction by 2050
Carnival Corporation
By Susan Parker | 10 June 2020

Finding a way towards a fully sustainable cruise industry involves exploring many different options and joining forces with others. Tom Strang shares Carnival Corporation’s plans with Susan Parker

Tom Strang shares Carnival Corporation’s plans for a more sustainable cruise industry

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities
RAK Ports
By Susan Parker | 21 May 2020

Susan Parker asks Timothy Littley how Seabourn’s move into expedition ships has provided a whole new canvas on which to further explore his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

Seabourn’s Timothy Littley discusses his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

Inspiring wonder and environmental understanding

Inspiring wonder and environmental understanding
By Susan Parker | 04 May 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to expedition sailing. Susan Parker asks company executives how this helped when building the new Hanseatic-class ships

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises share their knowledge and expertise in expedition sailing with Susan Parker

An inside look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship

An inside look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship
By Susan Parker | 29 July 2019

Douglas Prothero tells Susan Parker why partnerships have been pivotal in helping The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to create the interiors of its first luxury cruise yacht

Douglas Prothero on why partnerships have been pivotal in creating the luxury cruise yacht's interiors

Seabourn is expanding into expedition cruising

Seabourn is expanding into expedition cruising
By Susan Parker | 07 May 2019

The firm is building on 30 years of ultra-luxury with its two expedition newbuilds due out in June 2021 and May 2022. Susan Parker talks with president Rick Meadows

President Rick Meadows discusses the firm’s two newbuilds due in June 2021 and May 2022

Giving cruise guests what they want, when they want it

Giving cruise guests what they want, when they want it
By Susan Parker | 26 April 2019

Delivering shore excursions to the luxury traveller requires flexibility, detailed planning and attention to detail. Susan Parker speaks with the CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s CEO talks about delivering shore excursions to luxury travellers

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is leaving nothing to chance

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is leaving nothing to chance
By Susan Parker | 27 February 2019

Doug Prothero tells Susan Parker how the brand is working diligently to ensure that its yachts match up to its reputation.

Doug Prothero tells Susan Parker how the brand is ensuring its yachts match its reputation

How new brand Virgin Voyages is creating a new cruising concept

How new brand Virgin Voyages is creating a new cruising concept
By Susan Parker | 20 July 2018

Virgin Voyages is on its way. Work has already been started on the first ship and, true to form, the brand is doing things differently, Tom McAlpin tells Susan Parker

Virgin Voyages is on its way and, true to form, the brand is doing things differently, says Tom McAlpin

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Susan Parker | 09 July 2018

The cruise corporation is enjoying a year of expansion. President and COO Adam Goldstein talks to Susan Parker

President and COO Adam Goldstein talks about the cruise corporation's year of expansion

Seabourn is making seismic shifts in luxury cruising

Seabourn is making seismic shifts in luxury cruising
By Susan Parker | 28 June 2018

The demand for authentic experiences fits into the Seabourn ethos perfectly. Susan Parker talks to president Rick Meadows about the brand’s approach

The demand for authentic experiences fits into the Seabourn ethos perfectly

High-touch not high-tech in the cruise industry

High-touch not high-tech in the cruise industry
By Susan Parker | 25 June 2018

The luxury market has changed from ‘having’ to ‘being’, says Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ CEO Karl J. Pojer. He talks to Susan Parker about the company’s strategy

The luxury market has changed from ‘having’ to ‘being’, says Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ CEO Karl J. Pojer

MSC Cruises: The global brand with a local touch

MSC Cruises: The global brand with a local touch
By Susan Parker | 07 December 2017

Pierfrancesco Vago and MSC Cruises have come a long way in a short time. Bringing two prototypes on stream in a year says much about this dynamic company, reports Susan Parker

Pierfrancesco Vago tells ICFR how his cruise company has come a long way in a short time

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all

Cruise order book: One size does not fit all
By Susan Parker | 04 September 2017

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships, while the traditional shipyard map is changing as demand outstrips supply. Susan Parker reports

The industry’s order book covers everything from expedition to LNG-powered ships

Passenger experience and Asia top priorities for RCCL, says Goldstein

Passenger experience and Asia top priorities for RCCL, says Goldstein
By Susan Parker | 17 July 2017

After a flurry of newbuilds, Adam Goldstein views 2017 as a year of consolidation and innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Susan Parker reports

Adam Goldstein views 2017 as a year of innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 

Cruise Business Roundtable: Operating to protect the environment

Cruise Business Roundtable: Operating to protect the environment
By Susan Parker | 30 May 2017

Susan Parker asks cruise line executives to share their thoughts on current and future green technology, as well as how they are meeting environmental goals and challenges

Cruise line executives share their thoughts on current and future green technology

Carnival courts burgeoning Asian markets

Carnival courts burgeoning Asian markets
By Susan Parker | 04 January 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc is centre stage when it comes to developing Asia’s burgeoning cruise industry. COO Alan Buckelew tells Susan Parker why the corporation is growing its focus on China

Carnival Corporation's Alan Buckelew explains why the corporation is growing its focus on China

Norwegian Cruise Line paves the China way

Norwegian Cruise Line paves the China way
By Susan Parker | 08 December 2016

Andy Stuart talks to Susan Parker about the in-depth research Norwegian Cruise Line undertook before putting its feet into Chinese waters

Andy Stuart talks about the in-depth research Norwegian undertook before heading to China

Uniworld sticks to its successful strategy

Uniworld sticks to its successful strategy
By Susan Parker | 17 November 2016

While competitors have gone all out ordering new ships, Uniworld has maintained its slow and steady growth strategy. Guy Young tells Susan Parker why consistency is key

Guy Young tells us why Uniworld maintains a consistent, slow and steady growth strategy

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