Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

34 MARKETWATCH Netherlands-based shipyard Den Breejen kicked off 2023 with the sale of its river cruise ship Thurgau Gold (formerly known as Project Rheingold). The shipyard will work with the client, its technical team and the interior architect to deliver the vessel in June 2023. Den Breejen is also preparing for several projects to equip new and existing ships with the technology they need to comply with the latest green shipping regulations. This will include work to prepare vessels for shallow-water sailing. Den Breejen Shipyard lays out road map for 2023 projects Den Breejen’s newest ship Thurgau Gold will be delivered in June 2023 Ports in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia expect to welcome more than 300 cruise calls in the 2023 season, marking an increase from previous years. The cruise season is scheduled to start on 22 April when Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn arrives at the Port of Halifax and will close on 9 November, when Silversea Cruises’ Silver Shadow departs from Halifax. The Port of Sydney will receive its first vessel, Holland America Line’s Zaandam, on 25 April, while its last vessel will be Oceania Cruises’ Insignia on 5 November. Several smaller ports including Shelburne, Lunenburg, Pictou County and Louisbourg are also expecting cruise vessels. Nova Scotia cruise ports expecting strong growth in 2023 Photo: Port of Sydney DID YOU KNOW? of British travellers enjoy trying regional delicacies – such as beer and waffles in Belgium or crepes in France – when they are on holiday, which has a large impact on the destinations they choose to visit, according to a Discover Ferries survey. 60%