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If the cap fits
18 March, 2019
Last year, the IMO agreed to cap sulphur emissions from all ships. With...
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Travelling salesmen 18 March, 2019 How instagrammable can a cruise holiday be? That’s the question confronting cruise lines and the passengers they’re looking to attract. With multiple 2018 launches hailed for...

Jewels of the Levant 18 March, 2019 Riven by terror attacks and economic instability in recent years, the Eastern Mediterranean is once again being viewed optimistically by cruise operators. Bradford Keen speaks with...

Variations on a theme of cruising 18 March, 2019 Hobnobbing with famous authors, enjoying high fashion and dancing with the stars – themed cruises offer experiences that would otherwise be out of reach on land. Abi Millar chats to...

Designs on the ocean 18 March, 2019 Adam Tihany is famed for his intricate, bold design of restaurant and hotel spaces. As he brings his stylistic sensibility to the Nieuw Statendam, Greg Noone looks back at the...

Nurtured against nature 18 March, 2019 The Caribbean is the epicentre of the global cruise industry, with the region predicted to host over a third of all ships in 2019. That’s despite the high-profile natural disasters...

Sailing against the wind 15 November, 2018 In the past, commanding a cruise ship has been a male role – but times are changing. Grace Allen discusses the rise of female cruise captains with Sea Cloud’s Captain Kathryn...

Voyage of discovery 15 November, 2018 Strategic design consultants 20.20 masterminded the project that transformed the Mein Schiff I into TUI’s newest cruise ship, the Marella Explorer. Kevin Paintin, the fi rm’s...

The royal treatment 14 November, 2018 Royal Caribbean’s Oasis, Freedom and Voyager-class ships are undergoing a massive modernisation programme over the next few years. Elly Earls meets Kevin Douglas, vice-president...

Chemical reaction 15 August, 2018 With the International Maritime Organization’s ban on high-sulphur marine fuel set to come into force in 2020, ships that do not have the right equipment to strip these chemicals...

The generation gain 15 August, 2018 As the average age of cruise passengers continues to fall, several operators are looking towards millennials as the next big cruise demographic. But with uptake still relatively slow,...

A legacy of success 15 August, 2018 Despite a bulging order book, it’s been a bittersweet summer for Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, as its influential former CEO, Corrado Antonini, died in July. Ross Davies takes a...

Out in the cold 15 August, 2018 Cruise ships are navigating more far-flung waters than ever before, requiring operators to have the correct safeguards in place to protect the lives of their passengers. Ross Davies...

Passage to India 15 August, 2018 With a long, unspoilt coastline, a population numbering over a billion and a rapidly growing economy, India could be a vital market and destination for cruise operators. However,...

From trainee to trailblazer 15 August, 2018 As chairman of Carnival UK and a member of numerous maritime trade associations, David Dingle is one of the most influential figures in the European cruise sector. Greg Noone talks to...

Green giants 15 August, 2018 In Autumn 2017, Bureau Veritas issued a new chapter in its rules providing a framework for electric and hybrid power solutions. Neil Gerrard talks to Andreas Ullrich, global...

Princely cuisine 15 August, 2018 Pierre-Marie Leprince is one of the most distinguished chefs working in the cruise industry. After cutting his teeth at Maxim’s, in Paris, he went on to transform the kitchens at...

Surfing the waves 15 August, 2018 For over a decade now, free Wi-Fi has been a mainstay of land-based hospitality. At sea, however, the internet has traditionally been something passengers have paid extra to access....

It’s such a perfect day 15 August, 2018 Nearly three decades after it first opened, Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay is getting a makeover. Nestled off the coast of the Bahamas, the private resort promises passengers a wealth of...

Cruising with tourist popularity: Mexican wave 20 February, 2018 Mexico emerged triumphant from the ups and downs of 2017, named as passengers’ most popular destination in CruiseCompete’s ‘CruiseTrends 2017 Annual Report’. Eleanor Wilson discusses...


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