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  • 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...

  • Make a Clean Start: New Fuel Regulations

    IMO regulations requiring operators to switch to cleaner fuel by 2015 are proving a headache for the cruise industry. Don Gregory, director of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association, tells...

  • Animated Arrival: The Launch of Disney Dream

    After 20 months under construction, Disney Dream finally embarked on its maiden voyage. Rod James talks to Disney's Fabio DiMarco and Frank de Heer about the company's partnership with the...

  • Q&A: Newbuild or Refurb?

    Shipbuilders are increasingly choosing to refurbish existing vessels rather than build new ones. Jacques Hardelay, general manager of STX France and vice-president of GICAN, talks to Christopher Kanal about the...

  • Q&A: Environmental Issues

    Dr Hermann Klein talks to Andrea Ashfield about the environmental issues facing the cruise industry. What can be done to meet the challenge?

  • 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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