Features

Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the world cruise industry review editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest WorldCruise Industry Review Feature

Cruising with tourist popularity: Mexican wave
20 February, 2018
Mexico emerged triumphant from the ups and downs of 2017, named...
> read more

Cruising operations: a luxury experience 20 February, 2018 When Edie Rodriguez resigned as CEO of Crystal Cruises last year, many assumed that retirement naturally beckoned. Instead, her immediate hiring by Ponant to crack the US market for...

Environmental concerns of the cruise industry: troubled waters 20 February, 2018 While the cruise sector is keen to promote its efforts to protect the environment, reports last year from Friends of the Earth and German environmental group Nabu called into...

Foodie cruise line Oceania: tantalising taste buds 20 February, 2018 Oceania has long been known as a pre-eminent cruise line for foodies, given its association with a legendary French chef. But how is it striking the balance between tradition and...

Cashless onboard payments with South East Asian cruise lines 20 February, 2018 Cruise lines operating in South East Asia are increasingly integrating apps like WeChat and Alipay into their on-board payment models. Abi Millar talks to Simon Ho, vice-president...

Scenic sea cruises: a year of firsts 20 February, 2018 August will see the maiden voyage of the Scenic Eclipse, which has been billed as the ‘world’s first discovery yacht’. With room for 228 guests, the vessel’s small size is compensated...

Sensors that save lives: CCTVs on cruise ships 20 February, 2018 Cruise companies have long used CCTV to check for passengers who fall overboard, a method critics dismiss as being dangerously unreliable. But sophisticated new sensors,...

China to match European shipbuilding: competitive edge 20 February, 2018 While almost all cruise vessels continue to be built in Europe, the focus of the industry is shifting decidedly east. Will shipyards move with it? Colin Castle talks to PFJ...

At one with nature: Japanese design to cruise ships 20 February, 2018 Cruise ship design easily lends itself to grandiosity, as ship architects are eager to include more amenities and increase capacity with each new iteration. Yasushi Horibe has adopted...

Cruise lines shifting to electric and hybrid engines 20 February, 2018 A growing number of ferry operators are making the move to hybrid – or fully electric – engines, with smaller cruise lines starting to follow suit. As the technology continues to...

Making Iran a popular destinaton again: taking back tourism 20 February, 2018 Once the most popular destination in the Middle East, a turbulent few decades have wrecked the Iranian tourist industry. But with the end of sanctions finally opening the country...

Rising passenger demand for cruise ships: voyage of a lifetime 20 February, 2018 In 2018, more people are expected to take to the seas on a cruise ship than before. Elly Earls meets Cindy D’Aoust, Cruise Lines International Association’s president and CEO, to find...

Michelin-inspired cuisine on Crystal River Cruises 10 November, 2017 The Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table food and beverage concept on Crystal River Cruises’ fast-expanding river fleet is unlike anything else on the waterways of Europe. Elly Earls...

Hit by depressed market, specilialised shipbuilders look towards cruise sector 10 November, 2017 Specialist shipbuilders feeling the squeeze from struggling oil prices have begun expanding into the cruise sector, but what services are they offering? How difficult a transition...

Cruise ships doubling as hotels 10 November, 2017 Cruise ships are pulling double duty as hotels at major events all over the world, but a month-long dockside charter is no small feat. How can operators make the most of the...

Demand for right staff heats up with booming expedition market 10 November, 2017 As the expedition cruise market grows, the race for staff is heating up. Kit van Wagner, expedition leader and manager of expedition product support at Silversea, speaks to...

Ritz-Carlton hotels to cruise on high seas 10 November, 2017 Ritz-Carlton hotels have long offered guests luxury in beautiful destinations. Now the company is taking to the ocean. Bradford Keen speaks to Fredrik Johansson, director of...

Tourist explosion in Venice’s cruise sector 10 November, 2017 More than 30 million tourists cram into Venice every year and tensions are rising among the city’s residents. Andrea Valentino talks to Galliano di Marco, head of the Venice...

Dubious environmental practices in cruise industry 10 November, 2017 In the wake of a major investigation into illegal bilge-water discharge by five Princess ships, a new CLIA report examines how environmental practices stack up across the industry.

Saga’s new-build cruise for its over-50 year old customers 10 November, 2017 Saga has embarked on a new-build programme for the first time in its history. Andrea Valentino meets Saga’s new-build director, David Pickett, to talk fuel efficiency, leveraging...


View all features A-Z


Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.