Onboard experience news, features and events

YSA Design redesigns Regent Seven Seas Cruises dining venue

YSA Design redesigns Regent Seven Seas Cruises dining venue
By Alex Smith | 25 March 2020

La Veranda restaurant now features projecting enclosed balconies with ocean views

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

Celebrity Edge embarked on the landmark voyage on International Women’s Day

What it takes to stay in the marine business

What it takes to stay in the marine business
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

As interior outfitter Trimline turns 55, chairman Gary Oliver shares the reasons for the company’s longevity

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 February 2020

Kris Willassen tells Rebecca Gibson how Hurtigruten is balancing its mission to help guests explore the world with its goal to minimise its impact on the environment

Kris Willassen explains how the line helps guests explore while minimising its environmental impact

Virgin Voyages reveals ‘The Band’ accessory

Virgin Voyages reveals ‘The Band’ accessory
By Alex Smith | 07 February 2020

Wearable technology allows for cabin access, faster boarding and onboard purchases

How cruise lines are building a better shore experience

How cruise lines are building a better shore experience
By Richard Humphreys | 07 February 2020

With passengers having more alternatives to travel independently, shore excursion professionals are continuing to build creative combination tours, as Richard Humphreys reports

Richard Humphreys explores the creative combination tours now on offer

Celebrity Cruises reveals new Celebrity Apex features

Celebrity Cruises reveals new Celebrity Apex features
By Alex Smith | 29 January 2020

Alex Smith reports back following a tour of the cruise line’s newest ship, as he was given a preview of the new entertainment, wellness and culinary offerings that will be available onboard.

Cruise line showcased new entertainment line-up and cut steel for Celebrity Beyond at shipyard event

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2020

Wind Surf's new accommodation is thought to be the first of its kind in the world 

Tracking the evolution of onboard retail on cruise ships

Tracking the evolution of onboard retail on cruise ships
By Allan Jordan | 28 January 2020

Cruise lines are expanding their focus on retailing to improve the guest experience and increase onboard revenue. Allan Jordan explores the latest trends with the help of cruise executives

Cruise line executives share how they are using retail to improve the guest experience and grow revenue

How Azamara delivers the tastes of the world

How Azamara delivers the tastes of the world
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 January 2020

Fred Bubner highlights how Azamara is delivering a destination-inspired food and beverage offering that delights the tastes of all guests in a conversation with Rebecca Gibson

Fred Bubner highlights the cruise line’s destination-inspired food and beverage offering

Viking Cruises launches Viking Expeditions

Viking Cruises launches Viking Expeditions
By Alex Smith | 17 January 2020

Purpose-built ships Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris will embark on expedition voyages from 2022

What are the four key ingredients to P&O Ferries’ success?

What are the four key ingredients to P&O Ferries’ success?
By Jon Ingleton | 16 January 2020

Good food tastes better with attentive service, while a cheerful restaurant ambience is enhanced by thoughtful interior design. Jon Ingleton reports on how P&O Ferries provides all four

Jon Ingleton reports on how P&O Ferries provides delivers good food in a cheerful ambience

Carving the path to a crystal-clear future

Carving the path to a crystal-clear future
By Sam Ballard | 15 January 2020

Tom Wolber tells Sam Ballard how Crystal Cruises is maintaining success and momentum following a rapid period of growth in the ocean, river and expedition sectors

Tom Wolber discusses how Crystal Cruises is maintaining momentum following rapid growth

Celebrity Cruises partners with lifestyle brand Goop

Celebrity Cruises partners with lifestyle brand Goop
By Alex Smith | 14 January 2020

The first ‘Goop at Sea’ experience will be offered onboard Celebrity Apex, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment
By Alex Smith | 14 January 2020

Entertainment company will provide production shows onboard Braemar from 1 June 2020

How MSC Cruises is making the most of every moment

How MSC Cruises is making the most of every moment
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

Luca Pronzati tells Rebecca Gibson how a new digital platform and virtual assistant are helping MSC Cruises take an industry-first approach to guest experience innovation

Luca Pronzati discusses MSC Cruises’ industry-first approach to guest experience innovation

MSC Cruises predicts the future of guest experience

MSC Cruises predicts the future of guest experience
By Alex Smith | 08 January 2020

Report forecasts growth of repurposed resorts, adaptive environments and data ID wallets

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2020

Guests will create bespoke gins during two-hour sessions run by experts Debbie and Nigel Wright

Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates single-use plastic bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates single-use plastic bottles
By Alex Smith | 03 January 2020

Over six million bottles will be replaced across the fleet every year

Moment helps Corsica Linea to improve onboard entertainment

Moment helps Corsica Linea to improve onboard entertainment
By Alex Smith | 02 January 2020

Platform will allow guests to watch recent movies, play games and shop from a digital catalogue

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