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Analysis

  • 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...

  • 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’...

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