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Cruise Ship Design: Veterans or Virgins?


Ayesha Khan (Senior Designer, Jeffrey Beers International)


Dee Cooper (Senior Vice President of Design, Virgin Voyages)

Jan Krefting (Senior Architect, Partner, YSA DESIGN)

Paris Swan (Director, Newbuild Architectural Design, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.)

Location: Cruising Innovations Theater

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

Sector: Design & Ship Interiors

Pass Type: Open to All Pass Holders - Get your pass now!

Event Type: Cruising Innovations Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

What are the plusses and challenges of working with cruise ship design novices versus cruise ship design veterans? Does the prestige of having a renowned design name outweigh the virtues of having a designer well versed in the multifaceted particularities of shipbuilding? How do those who are unfamiliar with maritime design feel about the steep learning curve? And what is the client’s perspective?

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