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An Enviable Position: CLIA's New President and CEO 10 May, 2011 Christine Duffy is the new president and chief executive officer of the Cruise Lines International Association. Succeeding Terry Dale in February 2011, she is now heads up the international... > read more

Juggling Commodities: The Procurement Manager's Balancing Act 10 May, 2011 With multiple suppliers providing up to 7,000 items each, procurement managers have to keep many balls in the air. Selwyn Parker talks to Seabourn's Ron Brandeberry about the balancing act...

Grading Up: Onboard IT Challenges 10 May, 2011 Advances in technology are improving the cruise experience for passengers, but these can pose challenges for operators. Rebecca Burgess explores the impact of software upgrades with...

The LNG Alternative 08 September, 2010 Most approaches to cutting CO2 emissions have focused on reducing consumption and achieving efficiency gains. However, alternative fuel could have a role to play....

Cruise's Magic Profit Potion 08 September, 2010 The elixir of giving passengers more for less and still turning a profit is proving elusive. Selwyn Parker...

Reasons to be Cheerful 08 September, 2010 MSC Cruises is in the midst of an ambitious expansion and in July it finalised the order of MSC Fantastica. This is the Italian operator's new Fantasia-class cruise ship and the 12th in its...

The Big Fuel Switch 08 September, 2010 A directive to use low-sulphur fuel while docked was a long time coming. Now operators are getting to see what it means in practice. Orla O'Sullivan...

Delivered to Different Destinations 08 September, 2010 In well-developed destinations, getting supplies onboard liners is not a problem. In regions of the world less accustomed to handling cruise traffic, it can be a challenge. Richard Paulsen...

Onboard IT Creates New Waves 08 September, 2010 Cruise lines are using increasingly sophisticated IT systems throughout every aspect of their business. Andrea Ashfield asks Emilio La Scala, general manager of MSC Cruises' technical...

Moving Beyond the Downturn 08 March, 2010 How is the cruise sector emerging from the worst downturn for generations? Industry insiders David Dingle, Michael Bayley, Pierfrancesco Vago and Carolyn Spencer Brown share with World...

Sailing Towards Market Growth 08 March, 2010 Having weathered the worst of the economic storms of the last 18 months, the cruise industry is focusing on growth and new opportunities. Orla O’Sullivan talks to CLIA’s Terry Dale and...

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