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CONTENTS

UPFRONT

CRUISE BUSINESS

FERRY BUSINESS

ORDER WINDFALL

The major shipyards are benefiting as

operators step up their expansion programmes

with a range of newbuilds. By David Mott

42 From Miami to Shanghai and beyond:

Alan Buckelew, COO of Carnival

Corporation and plc, tells Michele Witthaus

about his plans for the region

47 No place like home:

Tony Peisley learns

how Holland America Group CEO Stein

Kruse is managing structural changes

51 The best of times:

It’s an exciting time for

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, Carnival UK

chairman David Dingle tells Susan Parker

55 A Royal homecoming:

President and CEO

of Royal Caribbean International Michael

Bayley discusses brand developments

58 Disney seeks growth:

Disney Cruise Line is

open to new opportunities, president Karl

Holz tells David Mott

61 Norwegian enters a new era:

Norwegian

Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart

shares the view from the top

65 Six ships signal success:

Wybcke Meier,

chief executive officer at TUI Cruises, talks

strategy with Susan Parker

68 Going for a hat trick:

Crystal Cruises

President and CEO Edie Rodriguez explains

the brand’s expansion plans

72 The Virgin touch extends seawards

Susan

Parker talks to Virgin Cruises president and

CEO, Tom McAlpin

74 Silversea’s new muse:

Silversea Cruises’

chairman Manfredi Lefebvre tells Tony

Peisley about Silver Muse and more

61 Nine trends impacting the cruise industry

in Asia:

CLIA shares data on cruise growth

and port investments in the region

81 Fleet growth and renewal in Croatia:

CEO

and board president at Jadrolinija, Alan

Klanac, gives insights into the line’s strategy

82 A fun London commute:

Justin Merrigan

talks to co-founder and CEO of MBNA

Thames Clippers, Sean Collins

84 Rising star in Nova Scotia:

Nova Star Cruises

has revived a much-needed ferry service.

President and CEO Mark Amundsen elaborates

86 Holding the line:

CalMac Ferries managing

director Martin Dorchester tells Justin Merrigan

how he is positioning the brand for success

88 Customer-driven growth:

John Steen-

Mikkelsen, CEO of Danish Ferries and Interferry

conference host, talks to Michele Witthaus

89 Milestone conference looks back to the

future:

As Interferry celebrates four decades

of service to the industry, Len Roueche

outlines the hot topics

THE CAPACITY

CHALLENGE

Susan Parker asks river

ship operators how they are

managing growth

A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s president

and CEO, Richard Fain, is tracking some

encouraging trends across the brands he

oversees. He tells Michele Witthaus what

keeps him enthusiastic about his job

MARKETWATCH

Acquisitions of UK ferry operator Wightlink,

cruise operator Ponant and communications

company MTN; change of leadership for AIDA;

ferry newbuild contracts; China developments

for Carnival Corporation and Star Cruises; new

IMO Secretary-General; and more

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

Dublin Port Company’s head of corporate

services, Pat Ward, explains to Sean

Dudley what the redevelopment of the

Alexandra Basin and other projects will

mean for cruise visitors to the Irish port

INTRODUCING SOCIAL

IMPACT CRUISING

Tara Russell, president of social

impact cruise line Fathom, talks

to Michele Witthaus