Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Fincantieri lays keel for sixth Viking Ocean ship

Fincantieri lays keel for sixth Viking Ocean ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ancona shipyard starts constructing newbuild ahead of her 2019 delivery

Royal Caribbean reveals new features on Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean reveals new features on Symphony of the Seas
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, October 13, 2017

Ship to offer new dining venues, entertainment options and a high-tech family suite

Ponant renews communications contract with Marlink

Ponant renews communications contract with Marlink
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 13, 2017

Company will provide high-speed, reliable internet access across cruise line’s fleet

Austal to build two ferries for Fred Olsen in Spain

Austal to build two ferries for Fred Olsen in Spain
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, October 12, 2017

The trimarans will be the second and third vessels the Australian shipbuilder has delivered to the operator

NIT to design and build communal areas on Costa’s LNG ships

NIT to design and build communal areas on Costa’s LNG ships
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Finnish firm will supply crew staircases, sun decks, family restaurants and children’s clubs

Vard begins construction of Hanseatic Inspiration

Vard begins construction of Hanseatic Inspiration
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition vessel will be launched in October 2019

ABB to provide Azipod propulsion system for new Viking Line newbuild

ABB to provide Azipod propulsion system for new Viking Line newbuild
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This project marks the first time that an Azipod will be installed in a cruise ferry

Meyer Turku lays keel for new Mein Schiff 2

Meyer Turku lays keel for new Mein Schiff 2
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 6, 2017

Finnish shipyard is on track to deliver TUI Cruises’ vessel by early 2019

Copenhagen to build new cruise terminal

Copenhagen to build new cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 6, 2017

The facility will be built beyond Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn and will handle 5,000 passengers per call

Building the next generation of cruise ships

Building the next generation of cruise ships
By Guest | Friday, October 6, 2017

From massive fleet expansions to first-time newbuilds, the cruise industry is booming. Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships

Sam Ballard speaks to the executives behind some of the biggest new ships 

Carnival Elation undergoes extensive renovations

Carnival Elation undergoes extensive renovations
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, October 5, 2017

New features will include a water park, dining venues and additional accommodation

Bermello Ajamil & Partners to design new terminal at Port Canaveral

Bermello Ajamil & Partners to design new terminal at Port Canaveral
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Project also includes parking garage, roadway and utility improvements

Lerwick plans improvements for busy 2018 season

Lerwick plans improvements for busy 2018 season
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shetland port to deepen approach channel and berth to prepare for busiest cruise season yet

TUI Cruises floats newest ship out of Meyer Turku’s dry dock

TUI Cruises floats newest ship out of Meyer Turku’s dry dock
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, October 2, 2017

New Mein Schiff 1 ready for further interior outfitting before delivery

Europa 2 hits the waves with new interiors

Europa 2 hits the waves with new interiors
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blohm+Voss completes upgrade work onboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship

Trimline and Wight Shipyard Co to refit Red Eagle

Trimline and Wight Shipyard Co to refit Red Eagle
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Red Funnel's passenger ferry will be refurbished for £3 million in 2018

 

Royal Caribbean to refit Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean to refit Independence of the Seas
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ship to be fitted with trampolines, a laser tag area, new staterooms and more

Silversea to lengthen Silver Spirit in March 2018

Silversea to lengthen Silver Spirit in March 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fincantieri will insert a pre-built block containing 34 guest suites into the ship’s midsection

Trimline and PEC secure funding for modular cabins

Trimline and PEC secure funding for modular cabins
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lightweight composite cabin is designed for use onboard ferries, ocean and river cruise ships 

Viking Line’s Mariella rejoins service after onboard renovations

Viking Line’s Mariella rejoins service after onboard renovations
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, September 25, 2017

Ship leaves dry dock after refurbishment of café and children’s play area