Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Damen secures first-ever cruise ship order

Damen secures first-ever cruise ship order
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Damen Cruise to construct SeaDream Yacht Club's first-ever newbuild at its yard in Romania by 2021

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Newbuild is being built at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard and is due for completion in 2021

MSC Cruises confirms order for four luxury ships with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises confirms order for four luxury ships with Fincantieri
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 18, 2019

The 421-suite, 64,000gt cruise vessels will enter service between 2023 and 2026

Meyer Turku floats Costa Smeralda out of her building dock

Meyer Turku floats Costa Smeralda out of her building dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 15, 2019

Costa Cruises' first LNG-powered vessel will now be outfitted ahead of her October 2019 delivery

Deltamarin to design hull areas on Kvarken Link ferry

Deltamarin to design hull areas on Kvarken Link ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Company will work closely with shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions to complete the dual-fuel vessel

Hurtigruten to transform Finnmarken into expedition ship

Hurtigruten to transform Finnmarken into expedition ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Engines, accommodation and public spaces will all be upgraded

What factors make Blohm+Voss a reliable renovator?

What factors make Blohm+Voss a reliable renovator?
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 1, 2019

Managing director Ralph Petersen tells Rebecca Gibson why passenger ship operators can trust the German shipyard to complete high-quality repair and refit work

Managing director Ralph Petersen explains why ship operators can trust the German shipyard

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide

A healthy order book for ferry operators worldwide
By Guest | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than US$1.3 billion of new vessels and associated infrastructure set to be built over the next four years. Justin Merrigan reports

Industry is growing with over US$1.3 billion of new vessels and infrastructure to be built in four years

MJM Marine to lead Norwegian Joy refit project

MJM Marine to lead Norwegian Joy refit project
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Company will complete largest contract to date as the ship repositions from China to the US

Ulysses returns to Irish Ferries fleet following €4 million refit

Ulysses returns to Irish Ferries fleet following €4 million refit
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cammell Laird completes upgrade and maintenance works on the ro-pax ferry

Why Doluflex panels are a shipbuilder’s secret weapon

Why Doluflex panels are a shipbuilder’s secret weapon
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Made by Ercole Marelli Doluflex, they are lightweight and pliable, yet strong and durable, which makes them ideal for use on passenger ships

Made by Ercole Marelli Doluflex, the lightweight, pliable and strong panels are ideal for ships

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises

The fast-moving market of expedition cruises
By Michele Witthaus | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The segment has continued to boom in recent months, with numerous operators ordering new ships. Michele Witthaus finds out more

Michele Witthaus finds out more about the segment and its recent boom 

Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class cruise ship

Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 18, 2019

Vessel will be built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique's yard in France and delivered in autumn 2023

Navantia Shiprepairs: a refit specialist

Navantia Shiprepairs: a refit specialist
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 14, 2019

More cruise lines are refurbishing older vessels, and many are turning to the Spain-based shipyard for its expertise and convenient location

More cruise lines are refurbishing older vessels, and as such are turning to the Spain-based shipyard for its expertise

Damen Shiprepair wins Waxholm II contract

Damen Shiprepair wins Waxholm II contract
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Waxholmsbolaget's 350-passenger ferry will undergo three-month upgrade in Sweden

Bigger, better, greener for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Bigger, better, greener for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, February 11, 2019

Michele Witthaus spoke with Harri Kulovaara, the company’s executive vice president of Maritime and Newbuilding about its latest environmental strategy developments

Harri Kulovaara speaks about the company’s latest environmental strategy developments

First-class refits with Damen Shiprepair Brest

First-class refits with Damen Shiprepair Brest
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Its successful refurbishment of Norwegian Breakaway shows why its skilled team, well-equipped facilities and convenient location make it an ideal partner for ship renovations

The yard's refurbishment of Norwegian Breakaway shows why it makes an ideal ship renovator

Royal Caribbean cuts steel for second Quantum Ultra Class ship

Royal Caribbean cuts steel for second Quantum Ultra Class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 4, 2019

Newbuild will be named Odyssey of the Seas and will enter service in the US in autumn 2020

Quark Expeditions celebrates steel-cutting of new ship

Quark Expeditions celebrates steel-cutting of new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Vessel will offer comfort and will be made from recycled construction materials 

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces

Why today’s engine rooms are technological masterpieces
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Taking a look at the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship, with the latest power and propulsion systems

We highlight the innovations that are reshaping the hub of the ship