Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

P&O Cruises' Pacific Pearl is now being converted into Columbus

Fincantieri to purchase majority shares in STX France

Fincantieri to purchase majority shares in STX France
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

Italian shipbuilder will buy 66.66% of shares in the French yard for €79.5 million

Uljanik Shipyard lays keel for Scenic's new expedition yacht

Uljanik Shipyard lays keel for Scenic's new expedition yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 18, 2017

The all-suite Scenic Eclipse will be delivered in August 2018 and offer adventures worldwide

FRS orders new high-speed ferry for Hamburg to Helgoland route

FRS orders new high-speed ferry for Hamburg to Helgoland route
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 18, 2017

New catamaran to be built by Austal and feature MTU engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Newbuild is one of four new ships ordered by SunStone Ships at China Merchant Industry Holdings

Liverpool appoints team to develop new £50 million cruise terminal

Liverpool appoints team to develop new £50 million cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 12, 2017

Ramboll, Stride Treglown, Gardiner & Theobald, JLL and Hyland Edgar Driver will design facility

University of Liege designs safe and affordable ferry for Thailand

University of Liege designs safe and affordable ferry for Thailand
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Aluminium catamaran developed as part of Worldwide Ferry Safety Association competition

Vard cuts steel for Hapag-Lloyd's new expedition cruise ship

Vard cuts steel for Hapag-Lloyd's new expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Construction starts on Hanseatic Nature, which will debut in April 2019 

Meyer Turku officially delivers Mein Schiff 6 to TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku officially delivers Mein Schiff 6 to TUI Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Newbuild is the fourth in a series of Mein Schiff ships the Finnish yard has built for the cruise line

Harland & Wolff completes £5 million refit on seven Stena ferries

Harland & Wolff completes £5 million refit on seven Stena ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 4, 2017

Irish Sea North fleet fitted with new livery and upgraded passenger facilities

Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife becomes cruise ship repair centre

Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife becomes cruise ship repair centre
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More cruise ships undergoing repair and refit work while berthed at Spanish port

MHI delivers AIDAperla to AIDA Cruises in Japan

MHI delivers AIDAperla to AIDA Cruises in Japan
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Newbuild will head to Palma de Mallorca for introductory cruises and christening

Damen Shipyards Group turns 90 in 2017

Damen Shipyards Group turns 90 in 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Global shipbuilding and ship repair company to host various celebrations to mark milestone

Wärtsilä to provide waterjets for Virtu Ferries’ new ferry

Wärtsilä to provide waterjets for Virtu Ferries’ new ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 20, 2017

High-speed catamaran is currently under construction at Incat Tasmania

Flensburger cuts steel for Irish Ferries' newbuild

Flensburger cuts steel for Irish Ferries' newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New €144 million cruise ferry is scheduled for delivery in mid 2018

Multi Maritime to design two passenger ferries for Torghatten Nord

Multi Maritime to design two passenger ferries for Torghatten Nord
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Newbuilds will be constructed at Vard Brekvik in Norway and be delivered in late 2018

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to build passenger ship for Viking Line

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to build passenger ship for Viking Line
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 10, 2017

The 2,800-passenger ship will serve the Turku – Åland Islands – Stockholm route

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular
By David Mott | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Future Brexit uncertainty is not stopping European ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage. David Mott looks at the 2017 order book

Brexit uncertainty is not stopping ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage

Virgin Voyages cuts steel for first cruise ship

Virgin Voyages cuts steel for first cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New line also revealed names of 10 design companies who will create ship's interiors

NIT to work on public areas on Hapag-Lloyd’s expedition ships

NIT to work on public areas on Hapag-Lloyd’s expedition ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, March 27, 2017

Hanseatic Nature and Hanseatic Inspiration will be built by Norwegian shipbuilder Vard