Building and refurbishment news, features and events

MV Werften cuts steel for Crystal Endeavor in Germany

MV Werften cuts steel for Crystal Endeavor in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Crystal's first purpose-built polar expedition yacht will set sail in 2020

Barreras lays keel for Ritz-Carlton's first-ever luxury cruise yacht

Barreras lays keel for Ritz-Carlton's first-ever luxury cruise yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 12, 2018

Newbuild will feature interiors designed by Tillberg Design of Sweden and will debut in early 2019

Seabourn Sojourn adds new restaurant and spa programme

Seabourn Sojourn adds new restaurant and spa programme
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Enhancements completed during dry dock at Grand Bahama Shipyard

Princess Cruises’ Star Princess debuts onboard upgrades

Princess Cruises’ Star Princess debuts onboard upgrades
By Elizabeth Robinson | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Vessel returns to service after a two-week multi-million-dollar renovation

Ulstein cuts steel for new Lindblad expedition ship

Ulstein cuts steel for new Lindblad expedition ship
By Elizabeth Robinson | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Norwegian shipbuilder holds ceremony to mark the start of the vessel’s production 

MJM Group to refit Azamara Pursuit in Belfast

MJM Group to refit Azamara Pursuit in Belfast
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, January 8, 2018

Project marks the first time in many years a major refit has been carried out in a UK port

Carnival Corporation prepares to welcome four newbuilds in 2018

Carnival Corporation prepares to welcome four newbuilds in 2018
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, January 5, 2018

AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Seabourn will debut new ships this year

ICG invests €165.2 million to build new cruise ferry

ICG invests €165.2 million to build new cruise ferry
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, January 4, 2018

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft to build the vessel for Dublin-Holyhead route

Ponant orders first electric hybrid icebreaker

Ponant orders first electric hybrid icebreaker
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Vessel designed by Stirling Design International and Aker Arctic will be built by Vard

Foreship releases infographic on cruise ship design

Foreship releases infographic on cruise ship design
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

10-step process from agreement of initial values to the preparation of a project book

Fosen Yard completes Stavangerfjord refit in Norway

Fosen Yard completes Stavangerfjord refit in Norway
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fjord Line ferry fitted with new passenger cabins and a Winter Garden restaurant

Özata shipyard is breaking new ground in the cruise industry

Özata shipyard is breaking new ground in the cruise industry
By Lindsay James | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Against the odds, Özata shipyard has not only delivered on the US$137 million contract for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, but has established itself as a leader in the industry. Hulusi Ataseven tells Lindsay James how

Turkish yard has delivered on the US$137 million contract for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality

Brodosplit lays keel for polar expedition cruise vessel

Brodosplit lays keel for polar expedition cruise vessel
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Polar Expeditions’ new ship will begin sailing in the arctic in March 2019 

Spirit of Tasmania to order two ro-pax vessels in 2018

Spirit of Tasmania to order two ro-pax vessels in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 11, 2017

Australian operator will replace its existing fleet with larger ferries by 2021

Holland America holds coin ceremony for Nieuw Statendam

Holland America holds coin ceremony for Nieuw Statendam
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fincantieri makes construction milestone ahead of delivering line's second Pinnacle Class ship in 2018

Geiranger Fjordservice plans new electric ferry

Geiranger Fjordservice plans new electric ferry
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, December 1, 2017

The vessel will be ready for service for the 2018 cruise season

Shipyard de Hoop cuts steel for new Celebrity Flora

Shipyard de Hoop cuts steel for new Celebrity Flora
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 30, 2017

Galapagos-bound vessel will be built in the Netherlands and debut in May 2019

MSC Cruises orders two Seaside EVO ships from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises orders two Seaside EVO ships from Fincantieri
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cruise line signs deal as it takes delivery of MSC Seaside, its second new ship of 2017

Ferguson Marine launches UK’s first LNG passenger ferry

Ferguson Marine launches UK’s first LNG passenger ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 1,000-guest newbuild will join CMAL's Scotland-based fleet in winter 2018-2019

Celebrity Cruises unveils new ship for Galapagos Islands

Celebrity Cruises unveils new ship for Galapagos Islands
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, November 17, 2017

Interiors designed by BG Studios use sustainable, regionally inspired materials