Change, A Force of Life

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Ships in CozumelThe cruise industry is forever changing. As we have entered a new year, executives we have interviewed for this issue tend to bring up different themes than were brought up only a year ago.

Inspired Innovation

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Koningsdam“The big thing for us is two Signature-class ships in Alaska this summer,” said Dirk van der Raadt, senior manager deployment and itinerary planning at Holland America Line, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

Crystal’s Luxury Portfolio

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Thomas Mazloum“We are embarking on a strategy of providing our customers with a portfolio of luxury experiences,” said Thomas Mazloum, COO at Crystal Cruises, in an exclusive interview with Cruise Industry News. With its two classic oceangoing ships being the core of its business, the company has over the past couple of years introduced river cruises, yacht cruises and exclusive air travel.

Carnival: Most American Homeports

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Carnival GloryWhen the new Carnival Horizon enters service next spring, she will be doing a relatively short season in the Mediterranean, Fred Stein, senior director of revenue planning and fleet development, told Cruise Industry News. She will sail four roundtrip cruises from Barcelona before sailing trans-Atlantic to New York, becoming Carnival’s seasonal ship in New York for the summer of 2018.