Building and refurbishment news, features and events

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding

The importance of adapting to change in shipbuilding
By Sean Dudley | Friday, May 18, 2018

With a base in Cadiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast, Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels

Navantia is conveniently located to carry out a range of projects on cruise vessels 

TUI Cruises christens Mein Schiff 1 during ceremony in Hamburg

TUI Cruises christens Mein Schiff 1 during ceremony in Hamburg
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, May 14, 2018

Newbuild’s naming ceremony featured aerial acrobats, dancers and fireworks

Fincantieri floats out Viking Jupiter at Ancona yard

Fincantieri floats out Viking Jupiter at Ancona yard
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 11, 2018

Viking's sixth ocean ship will now undergo interior outfitting ahead of her delivery in 2019

New Red Funnel ferry to leave building dock at the end of May

New Red Funnel ferry to leave building dock at the end of May
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 11, 2018

Wight Shipyard Co will float out Red Jet 7 to commission her equipment and carry out sea trials

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order third expedition cruise ship

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order third expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

TUI Group gives go-ahead for a sister to ice-class ships Hanseatic Nature and Hanseatic Inspiration

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding aims to grow presence in cruise ship market

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding aims to grow presence in cruise ship market
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 7, 2018

Japanese yard wants to work on more passenger vessels after building guntû for Setouchi Cruises

Palumbo Shipyards completes multiple ferry refits

Palumbo Shipyards completes multiple ferry refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 4, 2018

Major European and Mediterranean operators have docked ships at yards in Italy and Malta

SunStone Ships moves ahead with Infinity-class newbuilds

SunStone Ships moves ahead with Infinity-class newbuilds
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CMHI cuts steel for first newbuild in the series and signs construction contract for the second

Viking Line’s Viking Gabriella returns to service after renovation

Viking Line’s Viking Gabriella returns to service after renovation
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, April 30, 2018

Cruise ferry now has new restaurant concepts and improved passenger wellness facilities

Damen launches new ro-pax ferry for TMA Express

Damen launches new ro-pax ferry for TMA Express
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, April 27, 2018

Vessel will operate on Angola’s Atlantic coastline between the capital Luanda and Cabinda

Crystal reveals details for guest suites onboard Crystal Endeavor

Crystal reveals details for guest suites onboard Crystal Endeavor
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, April 27, 2018

Suites will feature private verandas, butler service, spa-like bathrooms and other luxury amenities

DFDS charters new ferry for the English Channel

DFDS charters new ferry for the English Channel
By Elizabeth Robinson | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The 1,000-passenger ship will be built by China’s Avic Weihai shipyard and debut in 2021

How Shipyard De Hoop built Amadeus Queen

How Shipyard De Hoop built Amadeus Queen
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shipyard created larger cabins, redesigned public areas and a new engine layout on the newbuild

Marella Explorer enters dry dock for refurbishment

Marella Explorer enters dry dock for refurbishment
By Elizabeth Robinson | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New features will include a flagship bar, club, casino and the first Champneys Spa at sea


Rolls-Royce to equip 13 new Fjord1 ferries with Autocrossing system

Rolls-Royce to equip 13 new Fjord1 ferries with Autocrossing system
By Elizabeth Robinson | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

System will automatically control the vessels’ acceleration, deceleration, speed and track 

Golden Princess embarks on cruise from Singapore after dry dock

Golden Princess embarks on cruise from Singapore after dry dock
By Elizabeth Robinson | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New features include refurbished restaurants, improved entertainment facilities and luxury beds
  

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited opens new Brodick terminal

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited opens new Brodick terminal
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, April 16, 2018

Project has created a flagship ferry harbour that provides facilities that will boost the local economy

Tauck’s Treasures and Esprit return after redesign project

Tauck’s Treasures and Esprit return after redesign project
By Elizabeth Robinson | Monday, April 16, 2018

Vessels now feature larger accommodations and improved dining options

Crystal Ravel handed over to the Crystal River Cruises fleet in Germany

Crystal Ravel handed over to the Crystal River Cruises fleet in Germany
By Elizabeth Robinson | Friday, April 13, 2018

New vessel will sail on her maiden voyage from Basel to Vienna in May 2018 

Scanship to provide total clean ship systems for Viking newbuilds

Scanship to provide total clean ship systems for Viking newbuilds
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Four vessels will be fitted with advanced wastewater purification and other waste processing systems