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Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT launches major industry survey would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment on the latest economic and consumer issues worldwide and their impact upon investment decisions and growth p… Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Shortlist announced for Ship Technology Global Innovation in Energy Efficiency Awards 2013 A growing need for cost-savings and greater accountability for emissions and environmental performance within the shipping industry has resulted in a huge upswing in eco-friendly marine propulsion and power systems. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:00:00 GMT World Cruise Network-World Cruise Network World Cruise Network Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:59:00 GMT Retrofit special: design below decks 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 the growing trend of retrofitting as the industry looks to me… Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 before they can get brides and grooms onboard. Abi … Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 America Line’s director of culinary opera… Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 and economic realities, says J… Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT Fuel sourcing: satisfaction guaranteed Keeping costs down, meeting regulatory commitments and ensuring availability – all are priorities for cruise lines. These all demand a huge amount of collaboration from fuel suppliers. Paul Litvinov, Royal Caribbean International, explains how the fi… Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT Cruise supply and command As lines extend their itineraries, it is vital they maintain the versatility and reliability of their supply chains. Throw in tightened security standards and a demanding customer base, and supply chain management becomes a key area for investment. G… Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT ECC and CLIA: safety in numbers Two cruise line industry organisations reacted swiftly following January’s sinking of Costa Concordia. Phil Davies talks to David Dingle, executive member of the European Cruise Council, and Bud Darr, Cruise Lines International Association, about th… Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT Bring me Sunshine: Carnival Destiny's makeover The renovation of Carnival Destiny into Carnival Sunshine marks the cruise industry’s most ambitious refurbishment project. World Cruise Industry Review profiles the project and asks whether revitalisation programmes on this scale are an indication o… Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 ironing. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 Industry Association Trevor Harrison tel… Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 in environmental and sus… Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 the latest technology, a close-knit team and decades of experience will m… Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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 reacting and how, despite the gloom, the… Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT A family construct: MSC Divina Family-owned MSC’s rapid expansion is set to continue with the delivery of newbuild Divina in May, says Richard Sasso. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Worst-case scenario: the Costa Concordia disaster With the Costa Concordia’s recovery operation underway, how will operators restore the industry’s battered reputation? Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT