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  • Salad days: onboard menus

    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 beverage operations. Holland...

  • Cruise weddings: all aboard the love boat

    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 difficult measures...

  • Ship emissions: all things considered

    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 consider technological capabilities...

  • Plug the gap with cold ironing

    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 latest developments in cold...

  • A fuel sea change for cruise lines

    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 the International Bunker...

  • Cruise lifted out of the blues

    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 his organisation is...

  • IMO takes the lead on sustainability

    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 would focus on its leadership role...

  • Pause for Celebrity Reflection

    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...

  • Basking on the Riviera

    Oceania’s Riviera is billed as the most chic ship to launch in the past 50 years. CEO Frank del Rio talks interiors.

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