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

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Retrofit special: design below decks
07 September, 2012
Set against a backdrop of economic gloom and legislative deadlines, engine-room efficiency has become a priority. This will forever alter the way ships consume fuel. Ross Davies reports on...
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Cruise weddings: all aboard the love boat 05 September, 2012 Weddings are becoming big business for the cruise industry, as operators enter an increasingly saturated market. But with legal constraints in place, some ships are having to take...

Salad days: onboard menus 05 September, 2012 Growth in specific dietary requirements and popular demand for healthy eating options has forced cruise operators to position nutrition and well-being at the forefront of food and...

Ship emissions: all things considered 04 September, 2012 Legislation requires ships at sea to reduce their emissions of sulphur dioxide. Research into making current fuels more environmentally friendly is progressing, but lines also need to...

A fuel sea change for cruise lines 03 September, 2012 Increasingly stringent environmental legislation comes as no surprise. But there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the switch to cleaner fuels. Acting chief executive of...

Plug the gap with cold ironing 03 September, 2012 The cruise industry is looking to embrace a greener future, particularly when it comes to lowering emission levels. MSC Cruises’ environmental coordinator Francesco Balbi discusses the...

IMO takes the lead on sustainability 01 September, 2012 Rio+20 is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. At this event, International Maritime Organization secretary-general Koji Sekimizu announced that in 2013 his organisation...

Cruise lifted out of the blues 01 September, 2012 A depressed economy and the Costa Concordia tragedy have placed great pressure on Europe’s cruise industry. Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, chairman of the European Cruise Council, explains how...

Pause for Celebrity Reflection 01 September, 2012 The fifth and final member of Celebrity Cruise’s Solstice class will make its maiden voyage before the year is out. Elly Earls meets Celebrity’s Harri Kulovaara to find out why the...

Basking on the Riviera 06 March, 2012 Oceania’s Riviera is billed as the most chic ship to launch in the past 50 years. CEO Frank del Rio talks...

Taking a calculated gamble on fuel prices 05 March, 2012 Access to fuel is currently no safe bet. Industry leaders discuss successful hedging strategies in tumultuous...

Worst-case scenario: the Costa Concordia disaster 05 March, 2012 With the Costa Concordia’s recovery operation underway, how will operators restore the industry’s battered...

Supply: chains of command 05 March, 2012 Installing visible and consistent IT software is only one step towards achieving more effective operator-vendor...

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