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World Cruise Industry Review March 2012

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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... > read more
Worst-case scenario: the Costa Concordia disaster With the Costa Concordia’s recovery operation underway, how will operators restore the industry’s battered...

Cruise Europe: Growth on reflection Jens Skrede of Cruise Europe discusses the success of Europe’s cruise industry – weathering the good and the...

Viking River Cruises: Norse invasion Viking River Cruises CEO Torstein Hagen outlines his battle plan for the largest fleet expansion in riverboat...

Fuel for thought: low-sulphur alternatives Recent restrictions on fuel sulphur levels could seriously impact on the bottom lines of cruise operators and...

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...

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Ambassadors of excellence
How do multinational operators ensure that a geographically dispersed workforce has the right skills and...

Fuel forecast 2012: the pressure is on
High fuel prices and stringent environmental legislation mean a demanding 12 months are in store for cruise...

Rest assured: safety at sea
Ensuring ship security without invading guest privacy is a challenge. Andrea Ashfield finds out where the balance...

Smart cookies: effective food and beverage operations
Modern-day cruise passengers expect fresh dining experiences, but when does centralised control become...

Solar power: here comes the sun
Abi Millar asks Royal Caribbean’s Jamie Sweeting how much scope there is for the use of renewable energies at...

Strength in adversity: CLIA
Christine Duffy’s first year as the new Cruise Lines International Association president has certainly been...

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

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

The boats that rock: music-themed cruises
Rock ‘n’ roll and luxury cruises aren’t the most likely bandmates, but music festivals at sea are becoming big...