Costa Venezia, currently sailing from Dubai to Singapore en-route for homeporting in Shanghai, is set to impress Chinese passengers with a taste of authentic Venetian style.

Launched in late January, the response to the new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, and co-located alongside Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, has been ‘extremely positive’, according to Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress, with several top-ranking exhibitors and visitors already committed.

Turku-based interior turnkey company I.S. Makinen specialising in building and refurbishing cruise ships’ cabins and public areas is strengthening its collaborative relationship with Finnish marketing agency Saapunki Marketing to support its sustainability development program.

 

 

The second ship in MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia class, MSC Bellissima has seen no major design changes since her elder sister was delivered in 2017. ‘What's new is mainly a number of enhancements’, Pierfrancesco Vago executive chairman told Seatrade Cruise News during an interview onboard ahead of tonight’s naming ceremony.

Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention is coming up this year with its 10th edition taking place in Hamburg from September 11-13. Newly launched and co-located with the event is MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM and in partnership with Seatrade Cruise.

The Finnish interior specialist NIT has established a subsidiary company in Germany to provide support for local projects, sales and service.

As part of Trimline's continuous improvement, the marine interior outfitter has been working with spray booth & paint finishing manufacturer Junair to install an energy efficient paint spraying solution which uses an advanced auxiliary air movement system and more efficient filters to allow cleaner air back in to the environment.

 Art and design are crucial elements of any new cruise ship coming on stream but how important are they to the overall onboard customer experience, has been a long-running debate.

Celebrity Edge's inaugural summer season will be in the Mediterranean in 2019.

Strong design vision and comprehensive project management capabilities will be essential ingredients if the cruise industry is to capitalize on fast-changing passenger demographics, according to ship interior and exterior architect YSA Design which emerged after a 2016 management buy-in at Petter Yran & Bjørn Storbraaten.

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