Onboard experience news, features and events

Bringing venues to life with the flick of a switch

Bringing venues to life with the flick of a switch
By Lindsay James | Monday, July 22, 2019

Using the right lighting can totally transform a space. Experts from AD Associates tell Lindsay James how

Using the right lighting can totally transform a space. Experts from AD Associates tell Lindsay James how

What leads to interior designers creating a masterpiece on a ship?

What leads to interior designers creating a masterpiece on a ship?
By Lindsay James | Friday, July 19, 2019

Marco de Jorio, co-founder of De Jorio Design International, tells Lindsay James why trust and mutual respect are key to achieving creative freedom

De Jorio Design International's Marco de Jorio on why trust and respect lead to creative freedom

Almaco to design and install guest and crew areas on SeaDream Innovation

Almaco to design and install guest and crew areas on SeaDream Innovation
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Company will deliver guest and crew cabins, public areas for crew and all catering areas on the ship

How ship outfitters can plan for success

How ship outfitters can plan for success
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, July 18, 2019

MJM Marine’s Gary Annett speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about why ship outfitters should strategise to fulfil clients’ interior dreams

MJM Marine’s Gary Annett explains the importance of have a strategy to fulfil clients’ interior dreams

Princess Cruises to add escape rooms to two newest ships

Princess Cruises to add escape rooms to two newest ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Guests on Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess will be able to try digital and physical challenges

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami hailed a success by attendees

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami hailed a success by attendees
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Event welcomed over 2,800 visitors from cruise lines, shipyards, design studios and interior outfitters

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells Elly Yates-Roberts how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells ICFR how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

Tailoring the design for high-end customers

Tailoring the design for high-end customers
By Richard Humphreys | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Alan McVitty gives Richard Humphreys an insight into M Studio’s approach to working with clients

Alan McVitty gives ICFR an insight into M Studio’s approach to working with clients

The secret to designing ship interiors that remain relevant for years

The secret to designing ship interiors that remain relevant for years
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 15, 2019

Designing spaces onboard vessels is challenging. Johan Nordberg shares Viking Line’s considered approach with Rebecca Gibson

Designing spaces onboard vessels is challenging. Johan Nordberg shares Viking Line’s approach

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

Ulster Carpets is creating bespoke luxury with cruise ship carpets

Ulster Carpets is creating bespoke luxury with cruise ship carpets
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 11, 2019

The firm’s high-quality and sustainably made Axminster carpets add elegance to any passenger ship interior

The firm’s high-quality and sustainably made Axminster carpets add elegance to ship interiors

Signs of a new era for Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Joy

Signs of a new era for Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Joy
By Richard Humphreys | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The co-founders of Bourne Group tell Richard Humphreys about replacing the ship’s signage before her move to Alaska

The co-founders of Bourne Group discuss replacing the ship’s signage before her move to Alaska

Oliver Design creates interiors for new Trasmediterránea ferry

Oliver Design creates interiors for new Trasmediterránea ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ville de Teror will have modern onboard spaces and operate between Spain and Morocco 

Driven by a passion for art, design and structure

Driven by a passion for art, design and structure
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ann Bada-Crema explains to Rebecca Gibson why Launch By Design Inc. is quickly rising to success in the cruise industry

Ann Bada-Crema explains why Launch By Design Inc. is quickly rising to success in the cruise industry

An inside look at Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas

An inside look at Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 8, 2019

Cruise line’s 26th ship is making a quantum leap in China thanks to stylish interiors and onboard innovations

Line’s 26th ship is making a quantum leap in China thanks to stylish interiors and onboard innovations


MSC Cruises launches new childrens’ entertainment on MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises launches new childrens’ entertainment on MSC Grandiosa
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 5, 2019

The ship will feature MSC Dance Crew, The Drone Academy and Spy Mission from November 2019

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 5, 2019

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming ship renovations that are part of the Star Plus Initiative

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming Star Plus ship renovations

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

In conversation with cruise ship design legend Joe Farcus

In conversation with cruise ship design legend Joe Farcus
By Rebecca | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Joe Farcus helped Carnival Cruise Line to kickstart a new era of cruising with his first full ship design in the 1970s. Jon Ingleton asks him about his illustrious career

ICFR asks Farcus how he helped Carnival Cruise Line to kickstart a new era of cruising in the 1970s