World Cruise Network-Updates The latest content updates from the worldcruise-network.com web site http://www.worldcruise-network.com/ en-us http://www.worldcruise-network.com/ World Cruise Network-Updates http://www.worldcruise-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Worldcruise-network.com launches major industry survey http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newsworldcruise-networkcom-launches-major-industry-survey-4149365 http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newsworldcruise-networkcom-launches-major-industry-survey-4149365 Worldcruise-network.com 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 http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newsshortlist-announced-for-ship-technology-global-innovation-in-energy-efficiency-awards-2013 http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newsshortlist-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 http://www.worldcruise-network.com/contractors/bridge-equipment/world-cruise-network/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/contractors/bridge-equipment/world-cruise-network/ World Cruise Network Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:59:00 GMT Retrofit special: design below decks http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-ship-retrofit-engine-design/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-ship-retrofit-engine-design/ 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 Salad days: onboard menus http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-holland-america-healthy-menus/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-holland-america-healthy-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 Cruise weddings: all aboard the love boat http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-cruise-weddings-cunard/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-cruise-weddings-cunard/ 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 Ship emissions: all things considered http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-sulphur-dioxide-eca-sweeting/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-sulphur-dioxide-eca-sweeting/ 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 Cruise supply and command http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-supply-chain-scm-ncl-msc http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-supply-chain-scm-ncl-msc 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 Fuel sourcing: satisfaction guaranteed http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-bunker-eca-rci http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-bunker-eca-rci 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 A fuel sea change for cruise lines http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-ibia-bunker-sulphur/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-ibia-bunker-sulphur/ 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 Plug the gap with cold ironing http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-emission-balbi-msc-cold-ironing-retrofit/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-emission-balbi-msc-cold-ironing-retrofit/ 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 Bring me Sunshine: Carnival Destiny's makeover http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-sunshine-carnival-destiny-refurbishment http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-sunshine-carnival-destiny-refurbishment 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 ECC and CLIA: safety in numbers http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-costa-concordia-dingle-darr-ecc-clia http://www.worldcruise-network.com/news/newswcr-costa-concordia-dingle-darr-ecc-clia 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 Pause for Celebrity Reflection http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-celebrity-solstice-shipbuilding-kulovaara/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-celebrity-solstice-shipbuilding-kulovaara/ 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 IMO takes the lead on sustainability http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-imo-sustainability-koji-sekimizu/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-imo-sustainability-koji-sekimizu/ 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 Cruise lifted out of the blues http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-costa-concordia-ecc-clia/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurewcr-costa-concordia-ecc-clia/ 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 http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurebasking-on-the-riviera/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurebasking-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 Supply: chains of command http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featuresupply-chains-of-command/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featuresupply-chains-of-command/ Installing visible and consistent IT software is only one step towards achieving more effective operator-vendor relationships. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Ambassadors of excellence http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featureambassadors-of-excellence/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featureambassadors-of-excellence/ How do multinational operators ensure that a geographically dispersed workforce has the right skills and training? Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Rest assured: safety at sea http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurerest-assured-safety-at-sea/ http://www.worldcruise-network.com/features/featurerest-assured-safety-at-sea/ Ensuring ship security without invading guest privacy is a challenge. Andrea Ashfield finds out where the balance lies. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT