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Run a tight shop
30 August, 2019
Traditionally, cruise lines have emphasised affordability in their...
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Kiwi cruises 30 August, 2019 New Zealand seems to be the perfect destination for a cruise holiday, with a long coastline of staggering beauty giving way to a dramatic mountainside background. Only recently,...

Comedians on cruise ships getting cash 30 August, 2019 Stand-up comedy is one of the most important parts of a cruise ship’s entertainment offering, even if its inner workings are little understood by comics and passengers alike. Greg...

Avoiding tragedy 29 August, 2019 In May, shocking news emerged of a river cruise boat sinking in the Danube, followed shortly after by the footage of another vessel colliding at speed with a dock in Venice. Although...

Troubled waters 29 August, 2019 The Baltic cruise market is booming. With increased activity, though, comes more pollution, a worry that has led several countries in the region to impose strict environmental...

Hybrid theory 29 August, 2019 The launch of hybrid cruise vessels, which run on a mixture of conventional fuels and battery power, have long been talked about as a turning point for the industry. Now, the talk is...

Weight of expectation 29 August, 2019 Cruise ships are known for their novel, sometimes daring cuisine options – but how healthy are they? According to former Carnival staff member turned writer Jay Herring, passengers...

The revolution is here 28 August, 2019 The project will be gigantic. Beginning in 2019, the entire Celebrity Cruises fleet will be renovated to reflect the design philosophy of Celebrity Edge, the brand’s latest...

All inclusive 28 August, 2019 Recent regulations have made cruise holidays more accessible, but for guests with special needs and mobility issues, commitment to the spirit of the law is just as important as...

The ship’s come in 28 August, 2019 Built in Germany and named for the historic Scottish abbey, the Iona will be the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market. Jim Banks talks to P&O Cruises’ president, Paul...

Evolution of cruising 27 August, 2019 Sailing to the biodiversity paradise that is the Galápagos archipelago is fraught with environmental dangers. Fortunately, Silversea is responding with a new green vessel that it...

Charm offensive 26 August, 2019 Appointed to the presidency of CLIA earlier this year, Kelly Craighead has won plaudits from industry insiders for her efforts to publicise the positive economic impact of the...

If the cap fits 18 March, 2019 Last year, the IMO agreed to cap sulphur emissions from all ships. With less than a year to go before the enforcement of the new rules, Jim Banks talks to Tom Strang from Carnival and...

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...


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