Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The US$250 million Star Plus initiative will impact all aspects of the onboard experience

Meyer Turku starts building Carnival's first LNG newbuild

Meyer Turku starts building Carnival's first LNG newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 16, 2018

Company's largest-ever newbuild will debut in 2020 and be followed by a sister in 2022

Crystal Serenity undergoes extensive redesign

Crystal Serenity undergoes extensive redesign
By Richard Humphreys | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vessel now boasts one of the highest per-guest space and service ratios in the industry

Vard cuts steel for Ponant's new polar expedition ship

Vard cuts steel for Ponant's new polar expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Le Commandant Charcot will be built to Cleanship environmental standards and delivered in 2021

Newly refurbished Norwegian Jewel to debut in Sydney

Newly refurbished Norwegian Jewel to debut in Sydney
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, November 12, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line completes most extensive 2018 enhancement

Port of Southampton starts major upgrade at Ocean Cruise Terminal

Port of Southampton starts major upgrade at Ocean Cruise Terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 9, 2018

Major modifications will increase UK port's capacity, enabling it to handle P&O Cruises' LNG ships

Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of new Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of new Celebrity Edge
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard hands over first Edge Class ship, before laying keel for the second

Baleària to introduce fast ferry powered by dual-fuel LNG engines

Baleària to introduce fast ferry powered by dual-fuel LNG engines
By Richard Humphreys | Thursday, November 1, 2018

Astilleros Armon will construct the Incat Crowther 125 design at its Gijon shipyard

Deltamarin and Elomatic design second Global Class ship

Deltamarin and Elomatic design second Global Class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Finnish companies work with MV Werften shipyard to build the Dream Cruises vessel

Oliver Design to convert Turkish ferry into luxury cruise ship

Oliver Design to convert Turkish ferry into luxury cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Newly extended and renovated vessel will join Magna Carta Steamship Company's fleet in Scotland

Hurtigruten orders third hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship

Hurtigruten orders third hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 26, 2018

Norway’s Kleven Verft yard to build and deliver ice-strengthened vessel by 2021

Silver Explorer hits the waves following refit by Seaspan

Silver Explorer hits the waves following refit by Seaspan
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Canadian yard completed various repairs and upgrades on the expedition cruise vessel this autumn

Tallink Grupp orders new green ferry for Helsinki-Tallinn route

Tallink Grupp orders new green ferry for Helsinki-Tallinn route
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Rauma Marine Constructions to build 2,800-passenger vessel, which will also carry cars

MSC Cruises to join ultra-luxury segment with four newbuilds

MSC Cruises to join ultra-luxury segment with four newbuilds
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cruise company orders four vessels from Fincantieri, which will debut between 2023 and 2026

Barreras starts interior outfitting on new Ritz-Carlton yacht

Barreras starts interior outfitting on new Ritz-Carlton yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spanish yard working with Tillberg Design of Sweden to deliver ship in 2019

SMS refits Normandie Express for Brittany Ferries

SMS refits Normandie Express for Brittany Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Project marks second time UK firm has used Syncrolift at France's Port of Cherbourg to dry dock a fast ferry

Silversea orders two luxury vessels and one expedition ship

Silversea orders two luxury vessels and one expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop and Germany's Meyer Werft win new ship orders from Silversea

AIDAnova prepares to leave Meyer Werft shipyard

AIDAnova prepares to leave Meyer Werft shipyard
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

AIDAnova to undergo sea trials and final outfitting in Eemshaven before being delivered on 15 November

Palumbo Group acquires Croatia’s Viktor Lenac Shipyard

Palumbo Group acquires Croatia’s Viktor Lenac Shipyard
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 5, 2018

Takeover will expand group's reach in the Mediterranean's ship repair and conversions market

Costa Fortuna to undergo major refit ahead of return to Europe

Costa Fortuna to undergo major refit ahead of return to Europe
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Artefice Group and Dordoni Architetti to add Italian elements to public areas and suites on the ship