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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Riding The Construction Wave

    With the increasing popularity of cruise vacations, the cruise market is currently expanding. Operators are ordering more ships than ever before, but where are these ships being built? Dr Reinhard...

  • Let’s Work Together

    Cruise lines and ports are combining efforts to find effective solutions to reduce sulphur emissions. Patricia Davis, Port of Seattle, and Niklass Oscarsson, Port of Stockholm, talk to Lee Adamson.

  • Guten Appetit

    Variety and quality of food are the driving forces behind the cuisine of German cruise line AIDA. Senior vice president of operations Michael Ungerer tells Rebecca Burgess how he keeps...

  • Counting The Costs of Prevention

    Condition-based monitoring techniques are widely perceived as an expensive novelty. But, as speakers at the Carpe Diem Ship Engine Monitoring Conference highlighted recently, can owners really afford to ignore the...

  • Controlling Crisis

    There are many threats to the well-being of passengers on cruiseships. These range from piracy and physical attack to infection and illness. Captain Pottengal Mukundan of the ICC International Maritime...

  • Capitalising on a Niche

    The Caribbean is in demand as a destination, even though the established destinations remain the most popular. The use of smaller, less crowded ports to bring in cruise passengers is...

  • A Contemporary Classic

    Cruiseship interior designer Njal Eide shares his experiences with Diana Bentley. He discusses how the shipping industry has influenced his designs.

  • A Taste of Eastern Promise

    The Asia Pacific market has strong potential for the cruise industry. Silversea's Steve Odell, Star Cruises' Chong Chee Tut and MSC's Miranda Tsang talk to Jim Banks, as new destinations...

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