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World Cruise Industry Review September 2010

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Long Live the Queen Although it is designed as a near-identical ship to Queen Victoria, Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will forge its own identity. A chic art deco feel and a celebration of the memories and traditions... > read more
Cruise's Magic Profit Potion The elixir of giving passengers more for less and still turning a profit is proving elusive. Selwyn Parker...

NCL: the Next Generation While older customers favour the glitzy, Las Vegas-inspired interiors common on cruise liners, a new wave of younger passengers is in search of something more contemporary. Tillberg...

Onboard IT Creates New Waves 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...

Critical Gas The climate summit in Copenhagen did not end in major new treaty commitments. It did, however, help to focus minds on the problem of carbon dioxide emissions. Terry Dale, CLIA, tells Ian Duncan...

Baltic Exposure The Baltic is responding faster than any other area to the challenges posed by a huge increase in cruise traffic. Costa's Elisabetta de Nardo and AIDA's Kay-Uwe Maross tell Elly Earls...

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Ace on the Deck
Casino operations are now established as a major revenue generator for cruise operators. As guests become more gaming-savvy, however, how can cruise lines continue to appeal to novices...

Bar Raised on Ship Safety
One of the cruise lines' priorities is to ensure the safety of its assengers and crew. In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed a landmark cruise safety bill The Cruise Vessel Security...

Dance to a New Tune
A comprehensive review of ship safety during the past decade has seen new regulations come into force. World Cruise Industry Review talks to Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding's Stephen...

Delivered to Different Destinations
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...

Drink Outside the Box
Passengers' palettes are becoming more discerning and their experiences of contemporary venues are wide-ranging. Bars at sea must work hard to meet their ever-heightening expectations....

Energy for Change
Good energy management can unlock financial savings, create a cleaner environment and enhance customer perception. Rebecca Burgess talks to Zabi Bazari of Lloyd's Register, and John Schneider...

Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth
Stefan Giaconi, project manager on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth talks to World Cruise Industry Review about the challenges of crowning a new...

Hidden Depths of SOLAS
With SOLAS 2010 fast approaching and safe return to port guidelines now in force, this year is one of major regulatory overhaul in the cruise world. Andrea Ashfield examines an industry...

Quick to React in Times of Crisis
Changing regulations, increased competition and the financial crisis are creating havoc in the cruise market. Lines need to act swiftly to maximise their position, writes Selwyn...

Reasons to be Cheerful
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...

Size Matters When it Comes to Ship Supplies
For food and beverage onboard cruise liners, the established players are certainly reliable, but can they compete with smaller suppliers when it comes to providing operators with a...

The Big Fuel Switch
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...

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

Viruses: the First Line of Defence
The cruise industry is raising its game in tackling the ever-present threat of viruses and gastrointestinal illnesses. Public health experts Manuel Rivas, Royal Caribbean International, and...