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Frances Marcellin

Frances Marcellin is a freelance journalist who, after living in London for ten years, now runs editorial company Piece Boutique (www.pieceboutique.com) from her home office in south-west France. She is a regular contributor across many of NRI Digital's business titles - including Airport Technology, Road Traffic Technology and Food Processing Technology - and also writes for other publications, such as the New Statesman, The Belfast Telegraph and The Connexion. Transport (road, rail and air), property (especially the luxury market), travel, food, film and television are all subjects that Frances covers.

All articles by Frances Marcellin

  1. The rise of the river-cruise market

    As the number of passengers holidaying on ocean-bound ships continues to rise, river cruises are making waves in the travel…
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    10 Oct
  2. From cruise ship to artificial reef: cruise liners forming dive spots

    The first known artificial reefs were built in the Mediterranean in the 1500s and then by the Japanese in the…
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    7 Oct
  3. Out of this world: Viking Cruises launches Viking Jupiter

    In May 2019 Viking Jupiter, the sixth ship to join Viking Cruises’ ocean-going fleet, was floated out. Two months later…
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    10 Sep
  4. Breaking norms: will Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady chart new territory?

    As the cruise industry awaits the launch of Scarlet Lady in 2020, media headlines are awash with news that Virgin…
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    6 Aug
  5. NEPTUNES: measuring disruptive noise pollution from ships

    In April 2019 the Otago Daily Times ran several stories highlighting the rising number of complaints from local residents about…
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    9 Jul
  6. Human rights at sea: bringing shipping up to speed

    On 21 May 2019, the City of Geneva formally signed and endorsed the ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’….
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    28 Jun
  7. Culinary cruises: behind the scenes at Viking Cruises with Anthony Mauboussin

    Anthony Mauboussin, the culinary director at Viking Cruises, oversees both the company’s river and ocean operations. Following the recent christening…
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    4 Jun
  8. Meeting Zoe: MSC Bellissima’s brand new AI companion

    The launch of MSC Bellissima has marked something of a sea change for MSC Cruises. But as one of a…
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    23 May
  9. Powering cruise ships with dead fish

    After banning single-use plastic in 2018, this year, expedition cruise line Hurtigruten will be going even greener through an $850m…
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    21 Mar
  10. Drama at sea: Floating Festival’s on-board musical theatre

    Cruise ship charters that host music festivals at sea are increasingly popular in the US, but it is a business…
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    29 Jan
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