Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Fincantieri to build two LNG ships for Princess Cruises

Fincantieri to build two LNG ships for Princess Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 23, 2018

Carnival Corporation brand has now ordered a total of 11 dual-fuel vessels for four of its brands

Lindblad Expeditions to order new polar expedition cruise ship

Lindblad Expeditions to order new polar expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 20, 2018

New vessel to debut in 2021 to meet customer demand for authentic expedition travel

Norwegian orders fifth and sixth Project Leonardo cruise ships

Norwegian orders fifth and sixth Project Leonardo cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Line exercises option to add two energy-efficient newbuilds to its original four-ship order at Fincantieri

Damen Shiprepair Brest refurbishes Norwegian Breakaway

Damen Shiprepair Brest refurbishes Norwegian Breakaway
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Shipyard worked with contractors like ABB Marine and Brunvoll to complete maintenance work 

Meyer Turku hosts coin ceremony for new Costa Smeralda

Meyer Turku hosts coin ceremony for new Costa Smeralda
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 5, 2018

Finnish shipbuilder starts assembling the superstructure for Costa's first LNG cruise ship

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises orders third expedition ship from Vard

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises orders third expedition ship from Vard
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hanseatic Spirit will also be the line's first adults-only ship when she debuts in 2021

Brodosplit to supply prefab blocks for Fincantieri-built cruise ships

Brodosplit to supply prefab blocks for Fincantieri-built cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Croatian shipbuilder will deliver the sections to the Italian shipyard in 2019

T. Mariotti and Damen form joint venture to build Seabourn ships

T. Mariotti and Damen form joint venture to build Seabourn ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 2, 2018

Shipyards sign letter of intent for two ultra-luxury, Polar Class 6 expedition vessels 

RSSC marks construction milestone for Seven Seas Splendor

RSSC marks construction milestone for Seven Seas Splendor
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 29, 2018

Fincantieri lays keel for newbuild, while cruise line showcases full-size models of the ship's suites

SMS completes first high-speed ferry refit in France

SMS completes first high-speed ferry refit in France
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

UK-based firm refurbished Condor Ferries' Condor Rapide on a syncrolift at Port of Cherbourg

AVIC Shipyard lays keel for Stena's Belfast-bound E-Flexer ro-pax ferry

AVIC Shipyard lays keel for Stena's Belfast-bound E-Flexer ro-pax ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ferry is the first of two newbuilds that will sail between Northern Ireland and the UK from 2020

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh

How M Studio London is keeping the interiors of cruise ships fresh
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, gives Jon Ingleton an insight into the company’s design approach and a tip on judging interior excellence

Alan McVitty, director of M Studio London, explains the company’s design approach 


ABB to provide distribution and propulsion systems for two new ferries

ABB to provide distribution and propulsion systems for two new ferries
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, June 25, 2018

Vessels will be delivered to the Andaman and Nicobar Administration in 2020

Costa Cruises and Fincantieri celebrate float-out of Costa Venezia

Costa Cruises and Fincantieri celebrate float-out of Costa Venezia
By Lindsay James | Friday, June 22, 2018

The new ship is the first to be designed and built specifically for the Chinese market

Ferguson Marine to build world's first hydrogen-fuelled ocean-going ferry

Ferguson Marine to build world's first hydrogen-fuelled ocean-going ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Project involves Ballard, Kongsberg Maritime, McPhy, DLR, Interferry, Orkney Ferries and a university

Decking provider Bolidt wins contract for Hurtigruten newbuilds

Decking provider Bolidt wins contract for Hurtigruten newbuilds
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The two hybrid propulsion polar expedition cruise ships are due for delivery in 2019

French cruise company Ponant takes delivery of Le Lapérouse

French cruise company Ponant takes delivery of Le Lapérouse
By Lindsay James | Monday, June 18, 2018

The first ship in the Explorers series is the result of teamwork with Vard and Fincantieri

Wight Shipyard Co delivers new catamaran to Loch Ness by Jacobite

Wight Shipyard Co delivers new catamaran to Loch Ness by Jacobite
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, June 18, 2018

New vessel will sail between Dochgarroch, Clansman Harbour and the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle


NASA astronaut names Viking Orion at ceremony in Italy

NASA astronaut names Viking Orion at ceremony in Italy
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, June 18, 2018

Dr Anna Fisher is the ceremonial godmother to Viking Cruises’ fifth ship which is now on its maiden voyage

MSC Cruises orders first LNG-powered Meraviglia-class ship

MSC Cruises orders first LNG-powered Meraviglia-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 15, 2018

Deal signed at ceremony marking construction milestones for three other MSC ships at STX France