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Analysis

  • Size Matters

    Cruise lines are building bigger and more innovative cruiseships. While these are challenges that define the requirements for the next 20 years, a strategy to update the existing older fleet...

  • The Green Answer

    The shipping industry has done much to lower the negative impact it has on the environment. However, it needs to further reduce harmful emissions. One answer may lie in the...

  • Europe: The Future is Now

    While cruising is an established holiday option in the USA, Europe remains a relatively untapped market. Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, explains why he believes...

  • The Price of Hot Air

    Oil prices and the cost of protecting the environment has made life difficult for the cruise and bunkering industries. But by working together, the two sectors can embrace the environmental...

  • Adding Value to the Lifecycle

    The market for refurbishment and conversion services is booming. Refits and newbuilds are filling shipyards' orderbooks. To capitalise on a growing market, yards must differentiate their services from competitors to...

  • All-Round Protection

    Public awareness of safety conditions on board cruiseships has risen dramatically since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Robert Beh, vice president of surveillance and security for Carnival Cruise Lines, talks...

  • Bringing the Best On Board

    The preferences of passengers are always changing and cruises cater for a wider range of cultures and ages than before. They must stay in touch with the emerging trends and...

  • The Changing Rules of Engagement

    For cruise operators growing within an expanding market, operations management has become more complex and crucial. Roberto Ferrarini of Costa Cruise Lines tells Jim Banks how, as cruise lines extend...

  • Cruising With a Conscience

    Dazzling icebergs, deep-blue glaciers and abundant wildlife – a trip to the Antarctic is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. But, writes Sebastian Ahrens, general manager of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, visitors must do everything...

  • Building the Future

    Balancing costs, customer preferences, regulations and technological innovation is a challenge for the cruise industry. Richard Vie, VP of new builds and technical development with Carnival Cruise Lines, explains why...

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