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Sailing against the wind
15 November, 2018
In the past, commanding a cruise ship has been a male role – but times...
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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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...


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