Dubious environmental practices in cruise industry
In the wake of a major investigation into illegal bilge-water discharge by five Princess ships, a new CLIA report examines how environmental practices stack up across the industry.
Containing norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships
The impression that contracting norovirus is an occupational hazard on cruise holidays continues to persist among prospective passengers. However, new figures from the Centers for Disease Control point to a decline in outbreaks. Greg Noone talks to Donnie Brown, vice-president for maritime policy at CLIA, about how remedial action by operators has stemmed the flow of cases and may yet restore a measure of confidence to passengers and industry observers alike.
Demand for right staff heats up with booming expedition market
As the expedition cruise market grows, the race for staff is heating up. Kit van Wagner, expedition leader and manager of expedition product support at Silversea, speaks to Patrick Kingsland about developing the talent that can lead to growth.
Ritz-Carlton hotels to cruise on high seas
Ritz-Carlton hotels have long offered guests luxury in beautiful destinations. Now the company is taking to the ocean. Bradford Keen speaks to Fredrik Johansson, director of Tillberg Design, and Douglas Prothero, co-managing director of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, about applying more than a century of hotel knowledge to the high seas.
Celebrity Cruises’ cutting-edge entertainment
Over the past three years, Celebrity Cruises has shaken up its entertainment offering. CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and associate vice-president of entertainment Becky Thomson-Foley discuss what the changes have meant for the brand, and explain how the new Edge class of ships is poised to create still more industry disruption.