From the publishers of Sleeper (Global Hotel Design) and Supper (Global Hotel F&B), Starboard is a new publication focusing on the design and development of cruise ships, as well as other mobile forms of hospitality such as river boats, sleeper trains, aeroplanes and the forthcoming advent of space shuttles.

The publication was born out of an increasingly close relationship between hospitality and transportation, and the idea that travel experiences extend beyond the realms of a traditional hotel.

More and more, hotel groups are strengthening their brands through investment in non-traditional hospitality models, partnering with private transportation operators or developing their own concepts to replicate the brand experience at sea, in the sky or on the tracks.

The sectors are converging in other ways too. Specialist hotel designers are being asked to bring their expertise to the world of luxury travel, particularly cruise lines, resulting in stylish vessels that are more in line with boutique hotels than a mode of transport.

Starboard examines the design, development and operation of these spaces: it tells the stories behind the concepts, details the fit-out across the entire supply chain, and considers ways in which these elements contribute to the overall guest experience.


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Starboard features coverage of the latest projects, products, people and practices shaping the industry, with insightful editorial and high-quality colour photography.

  • Reviews of new cruise ships, river boats, sleeper trains and yachts
  • Previews of new concepts in the pipeline
  • Interviews with operators, architects and interior designers
  • Reports on the potential growth of the sector
  • Commentary on the products and services catering to the sector

Starboard is the perfect partner for brands looking to target those involved in the design and development of mobile forms of hospitality.

For further information please download the media pack below.


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Starboard is mailed to a meticulously researched circulation comprising:

  • Global and regional presidents of cruise lines
  • Developers and investors behind mobile forms of hospitality
  • CEOs and senior executives at hotel groups venturing into cruise ships, river boats, aeroplanes and trains
  • Design and development directors
  • Architecture and interior design practices
  • F&B directors
  • Restaurateurs, chefs and bar operators
  • FF&E, OS&E and procurement specialists

Starboard has partnered with a number of events worldwide for bonus distribution.

Seatrade Cruise Global / Miami / 8-11 April 2019
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo / Miami / 18-20 June 2019
Marine Interiors Expo / Hamburg / 11-13 September 2019
Seatrade Europe / Hamburg / 11-13 September 2019
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo / Barcelona / 4-5 December 2019

The magazine will also be distributed at AHEAD, the awards for hospitality experience and design, which takes place in London, Miami, Dubai and Singapore throughout the year.


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Managing Editor
Catherine Martin

Assistant Editor
Kristofer Thomas

Editorial Assistant
Ben Thomas


Commercial Director
Rebecca Archacki

Advertising Manager
Rob Hart

Advertising Sales
Charlotte Goodlass


Advertising Manager
Rachel Chadwick