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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Challenge of the Green Agenda

    Environmental issues are at the top of the cruise industry’s agenda, not least because of a rising tide of regulation. Cruise lines have invested heavily in new technology, better processes...

  • IT and the Guest Experience: Make the Connection

    IT’s behind-the-scenes role, underpinning and improving the guest experience, is often overlooked. Giuseppe Flammia, chief information officer at MSC Cruises, talks to World Cruise Industry Review about the importance of...

  • Exit Strategy: Evacuations at Sea

    Evacuations of cruise ships are rare, but operators are always looking for ways to improve their emergency procedures. Ian Duncan talks to Royal Caribbean’s Chris van Raalten and Princess Cruises’...

  • 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...

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