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Michelle Howard mhoward@marinelink.com

Editorial Contributors

Tom Mulligan - UK

Cruise shipping has always been an interesting sector of the maritime market, equal heroes, and according to Doulis Lind-

Lisa Overing - Florida

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil parts hotel accommodation/entertainment and maritime technological evolution.

blad is “one of the most well-travelled

Peter Pospiech - Germany

Cruise shipping maintains its torrid pace of growth, with 30 million passengers pro- people on Earth.” Lindblad Expedi-

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia jected to take a cruise in 2019, up nearly two million from the previous year, accord- tions’ alliance with National Geo-

Production

Irina Vasilets vasilets@marinelink.com ing to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Trends & Industry graphic allows him to take people to

Nicole Ventimiglia nicole@marinelink.com

Outlook. In addition, CLIA members, which account for the lion’s share of the global the Arctic on cruise ships ? lled with

Corporate Staff

Mark O’Malley, Marketing Manager ? eet, will count 272 vessels by the end of 2019, 18 delivered this year alone. While teaching moments that transform pas-

Esther Rothenberger, Accounting the number of vessels is a small fraction of the overall global ? eet, the industry col- sengers into stewards of our planet, as

Information Technology

Vladimir Bibik lectively continues to wield signi? cant in? uence, a driver for technology, innovation above and beyond all else he is about and environmental stewardship that has in? ltrated other sectors. helping to uncover yet preserve some

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Our report ‘Smooth Sailing’ kicks off this month’s cruise coverage, and here author of the world’s less-known wonders.

Kathleen Hickey k.hickey@marinelink.com

Barry Parker seamlessly melds a report that provides both insight on the ? nancial side While the Lindblad expeditions

Sales of the business as well as the technical side. While much of our focus rightfully is ships are smaller, they deliver a big

Lucia Annunziata annunziata@marinelink.com +1 212 477 6700 ext 6240 gazed on the two publicly traded behemoths – Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean – experience. The latest under con-

Terry Breese breese@marinelink.com we also venture inside MSC Cruises, the industry’s largest privately owned company struction is National Geographic +1 561 732 1185 which is in the midst of an unprecedented $13 billion expansion that will bring its Endurance, a vessel that Doulis calls

John Cagni cagni@marinelink.com +1 631-472-2715 ? eet to 25 vessels by the mid 2020’s. As has been the trend in the sector, these ships “the best expedition vessel ever built.”

Frank Covella covella@marinelink.com are big, and next to deliver from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique yard at St Nazaire, Being built in Norway at Ulstein and +1 561 732 1659

Mitch Engel engel@marinelink.com

France, are MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa, the ? rst of two Meraviglia-Plus scheduled for delivery in January +1 561 732 0312 ships (6,335 passenger capacity) will come into service in 2019. Further out on the 2020, the big differentiator on Lind-

Mike Kozlowski kozlowski@marinelink.com +1 561 733 2477

MSC horizon are two new Seaside class (5,646 passenger capacity), and four dual fu- blad Expeditions ships are the space eled World Class vessels (6,850 maximum passenger capacity). allocated for guests: the 12,400 gt

International Sales

Endurance is being built to accommo-

Scandinavia & Germany

Is Bigger Better? date 126 passengers whereas similar

Roland Persson

Orn Marketing AB, Box 184 , S-271 24

Contra to the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy is the subject of our cover story, Sven sized vessels for others are designed

Ystad, Sweden t: +46 411-184 00

Lindblad, a true pioneer in the Expedition Cruise sector. In fact, a big part of the and built to accommodate 200 to 250 roland@orn.nu growth story in cruise is the rapid development of the expedition, luxury expedition passengers.

Germany

Brenda Homewood and river cruising sectors, with a long list of new players and vessels.

Tel: +44 1622 297123 brenda@offshore-engineer.com

The seeds for the feature on Lindblad – which starts on page 34 and runs through 41 – were planted last year when I was in Tianjin, China, for The 4th China Maritime

United Kingdom

Paul Barrett

Finance (DFTP) Summit, including day one dedicated exclusively to the growth and

Hallmark House, 25 Downham Road, Ramsden

Health, Essex CM11 1PU UK future for China’s cruise industry. It was here that I met Nikolaos Doulis, Senior Vice t: +44 1268 711560 m: +44 7778 357722

President, New Buildings, Lindblad Expeditions, who previously was with Celebrity ieaco@aol.com

Cruises for 24 years, leaving in 2017 as the Director of Fleet Operations. During our

Classi? ed Sales +1 212 477 6700 time together in China Doulis was effusive with his enthusiasm for the expedition cruise sector and his admiration for Sven Lindblad, “one of the best bosses I’ve ever

Gregory R. Trauthwein

Founder: had.” Hailing from Sweden but currently residing in New York City, Lindblad is an

John J. O’Malley 1905 - 1980

Editor & Associate Publisher

Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000 explorer at heart, counting Capt. James Cook and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton as trauthwein@marinelink.com

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