In the latest edition of World Cruise Industry Review, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ new president and CEO Frank del Rio shares the view from the bridge, including Cuba’s exciting potential as a destination and taking the wheel of a company flushed with years of remarkable success.

It’s the largest ship ever built for the UK sector, and the fourth vessel in just ten years from P&O Cruises. But what will Britannia bring to the market and how original is its design? Stephen Cresswell meets David Pickett, Carnival UK’s head of new builds, to talk British identity, steep learning curves and bringing new blood into cruise architecture.

Also in this issue: Carnival, Fincantieri and CSSC have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of constructing China’s first domestically built liner. Peter James looks at the reverberations of this potential collaboration. Plus, Michael Flesch, Enrico Borniotto and Anthony Wills talk about striking a balance between centralised control and micro-management when it comes to managing food and beverage operations.

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