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23 September 2019
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If the cap fits
Last year, the IMO agreed to cap sulphur emissions from all ships. With less than a year to go before the enforcement of the new rules, Jim Banks talks to Tom Strang from Carnival and Dr Lucy Gilliam from Transport & Environment about the implications of the new regulations and whether the industry is prepared.

Travelling salesmen
How instagrammable can a cruise holiday be? That’s the question confronting cruise lines and the passengers they’re looking to attract. With multiple 2018 launches hailed for their Instagram-friendly designs, Tim Gunn turns to Instagrammers, social media managers, and entrepreneurs to find out how important the app might be to promoting and, ultimately, enjoying a cruise.

Jewels of the Levant
Riven by terror attacks and economic instability in recent years, the Eastern Mediterranean is once again being viewed optimistically by cruise operators. Bradford Keen speaks with Justin Poulsen, vice-president for strategic pricing and itinerary planning at Silversea, and Chris Theophilides, CEO at Celestyal Cruises, about why interest in the region is reviving.

Variations on a theme of cruising
Hobnobbing with famous authors, enjoying high fashion and dancing with the stars – themed cruises offer experiences that would otherwise be out of reach on land. Abi Millar chats to Lee Powell from Cunard and Crystal Cruises’ Keith Cox about the principles behind these once-in-a-lifetime holidays.

Designs on the ocean
Adam Tihany is famed for his intricate, bold design of restaurant and hotel spaces. As he brings his stylistic sensibility to the Nieuw Statendam, Greg Noone looks back at the designer’s long career, and asks how a commitment to delivering the ‘architecture of music’ influenced the grand hallways and atria aboard Holland America’s latest new build.

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