Radio Guest List—Fincantieri Shipyard with MSC Cruises in Trieste, Italy—May 7, 2016
This week’s broadcast of the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show comes from the Fincantieri Shipyard with MSC Cruises in Trieste, Italy. There’s been a growth explosion in the cruise industry, and cruise lines are building new ships at a record pace. Right now, every shipyard around the world is at full capacity, and 57 new cruise ships are currently being built. Most cruise lines are spending significant money to renovate and refurbish them—and the numbers seem to be holding up. Along with this growth are great deals and packages for cruisers. It also means new ports, new destinations, and more creative shore excursion possibilities.
This week, Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, joins the show to talk about the wide range of shipping ports for cruises, and what he recently learned from traveling to Cuba. Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises Peirfrancesco Vago, also known as Keeko, drops in to talk about the 12 ships on order, what to expect in the cruise industry in upcoming years, and the private island in the Bahamas that MSC Cruises is currently developing called Ocean Cay MSC. Karoline Steckley, Director of the Italian American Association in Trieste, comes by to talk about the seaside town of Trieste—and why coffee is significant to the locals. Gene Sloan, blogger for USA Today, talks about consolidation in the cruise ship industry, Crystal Cruises’ purchase of its own shipyard, and why cruisers need not fear traveling to Europe. There’s all of this and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Fincantieri Shipyard with MSC Cruises in Trieste, Italy.
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Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises talks about the wide range of shipping ports for cruises and what he has learned about traveling to Cuba.
Karoline Steckley, Director of the Italian American Association in Trieste, discusses the beauty of the seaside town, the different Italian dialects, and the significance of coffee in Trieste.
John Honeywell, Editor for World of Cruising, talks about how there are now more ships than ever before, and the history of the cruise and shipping industry.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, talks about the future of the cruise industry, the current ships being built, and the significance of a coin ceremony.
Rick Meadows, CEO of Seabourn and Cunard Cruise Line, drops by to talk about why so many ships are now being built, the rebuilding of the RMS Queen Mary II, and how smaller ships have more port options, which provide brand new experiences for cruising travelers.
Gene Sloan, Blogger for USA Today, comes in to talk about consolidation in the cruise ship industry, Crystal Cruises’ purchase of its own shipyard and what that means for the industry, and why cruisers need not to fear traveling to Europe.
Mimmo Lubrano, Project Director and Coordinator for MSC Cruises talks about designing the ship Seaside, how it’s laid out to look like it is following the sun and keeping every element open.
Kathy McCabe, Host and Executive Producer of Dream of Italy on PBS and Founder of Dream of Italy Travel Newsletter, stops by to talk about her PBS show, Dream of Italy, discuss her favorite places in South Italy, and reasons why September might not be the best time to travel.
By Kandice Martellaro and Rian Rikard for PeterGreenberg.com