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Design & Operation of Passenger Ships 2019

1 May 2019, London, UK

Call For Papers

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The rapid growth of passenger ships over the last twenty years in the travel and tourism industry prompted cruise lines and ferries operators to build ever more innovative ships to cater for the diverse needs of a growing number of passengers. This has including ever increasing size of vessels to benefit from the economy of scale, small vessels specialising in more niche markets, vessels catering specifically for the growing Asia cruise market and vessels capable of itineraries to a greater range of destinations including environmentally sensitive areas.

The need to balance economic and environmental efficiency with increased passengers expectations of comfort and on-board amenities, along with improved passenger and crew safety, brings new challenges for those involved in the design, construction and operation of today’s passenger vessel.


To further investigate this aspect of the industry, RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:

  • All aspects of design – hydrodynamics, structures, layout
  • Interior design, leisure, entertainment and hotel features
  • Smart ship technology to enhance the passenger experience
  • Operation (on-board noise and vibration to be kept to a minimum…)
  • Current & future regulation & classification
  • Managing environmental impact
  • Innovative powering & propulsion solutions
  • Emergency response, LSA and MES

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Submit an abstract or register interest in the Passenger Ships 2019 Conference and receive updates as they become available. 

Click here to download a copy of the Call for Papers

Conference Venue

The Passenger Ships conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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