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  • Interiors: Crystal Clear Inspiration

    Crystal Cruises spent $25m refurbishing the Crystal Serenity. It underlines the company's commitment to providing the finest luxury experience at sea, and brings the amount the operator has spent on...

  • Designer Dining

    Cruise lines are searching for the next big thing as they look to expand their culinary options. Rhian Owen asks Carnival UK’s Steve Williams, HAL’s Rudi Sodamin and Enrico Borniotto...

  • The Arab Spring Aftermath: Knowledge is Power

    Cruise ships are returning to Egypt and Tunisia, but the Arab Spring revolutions continue to affect the industry. Giovanni Spadoni of MedCruise and Neil Palomba of MSC Cruises speak to...

  • Size it Up: the Trend for Larger Ships

    Investment in new vessels is increasingly directed towards larger ships, mostly for reasons of cost-effectiveness. Jim Banks talks to NCL’s Crane Gladding, Disney's Karl Hotz and Cruise Europe’s Jens Skrede...

  • Fleet Upgrades: Refitting the Bill

    As cruise fleets age, the coming years are going to see busy refurbishment schedules. Ian Duncan talks to Carnival’s Peter Fetten and Royal Caribbean’s Kevin Douglas about how operators are...

  • New Wave Attractions

    Onboard cinemas and theatres are going through a purple patch. Guests are now being treated to the latest 3D blockbusters and theatre productions in surroundings that supersede many multiplexes and...

  • Cleaner Fuels: Sky’s the Limit

    IMO regulations concerning sulphur emissions becoming ever more stringent. This has led to a pressing need to source more environmentally friendly fuels. Abi Millar talks to James Hunn, vice-president of...

  • Oil Prices: Hedge Your Bets

    Oil prices are set to rise again in light of the recent unrest in Libya and the Middle East. This has made fuel price risk management is a top priority...

  • A Clean Prospect

    Rising fuel prices and increasingly stringent environmental legislation are two of the industry’s biggest challenges. Andrea Ashfield asks Bob Lintott, chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association, how operators can...

  • As Good as Renew: Fleet Refurbishment

    Orders for newbuilds are in decline, and there is a growing focus on fleet refurbishment. Rebecca Burgess talks to Royal Caribbean Cruises' Harri Kulovaara and Kevin Douglas, Holland America Line's...

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