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Carnival Corporation joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network

Carnival Corporation joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network
By Alex Smith | 22 January 2020

Cruise company becomes member of global community aiming to reduce impact of plastic waste

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2020

Move will enable ferry operator to stop distributing five tons of plastic per year

Wärtsilä to supply solutions for MSC Cruises’ ships

Wärtsilä to supply solutions for MSC Cruises’ ships
By Alex Smith | 21 January 2020

First two World-class ships will use Wärtsilä 46DF engines and LNGPac systems

Atlas Ocean Voyages to expand fleet with four additional ships

Atlas Ocean Voyages to expand fleet with four additional ships
By Alex Smith | 21 January 2020

Five ships to be launched under the US brand by the end of 2023

MSC Cruises to further expand fleet with two new cruise ships

MSC Cruises to further expand fleet with two new cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 20 January 2020

Third and fourth LNG-powered World-class ships to be constructed at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Carnival UK extends retail contract with Harding

Carnival UK extends retail contract with Harding
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

Firm will design retail spaces and curate product ranges for Cunard and P&O Cruises until 2027

Port of Walvis Bay hosts maiden call from MSC Orchestra

Port of Walvis Bay hosts maiden call from MSC Orchestra
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

MSC Cruises ship was welcomed to Namibian port with traditional plaque change ceremony

Silver Origin on track for summer 2020 debut

Silver Origin on track for summer 2020 debut
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

De Hoop begins interior outfitting of Silversea's new Galapagos-bound expedition ship

Viking Cruises launches Viking Expeditions

Viking Cruises launches Viking Expeditions
By Alex Smith | 17 January 2020

Purpose-built ships Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris will embark on expedition voyages from 2022

Gary Barlow to perform at Iona's christening

Gary Barlow to perform at Iona's christening
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2020

Musician and singer will also serve as musical director for a new venue onboard P&O Cruises' newest ship

Reshma Saujani to be godmother for new Celebrity Apex

Reshma Saujani to be godmother for new Celebrity Apex
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2020

Girls Who Code CEO will name the ship at the Port of Southampton in the UK at the end of March 2020

New Tauck ship to celebrate Portuguese culture

New Tauck ship to celebrate Portuguese culture
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 January 2020

Andorinha will features interiors with traditional motifs when she debuts on Portugal's Douro River in April

Port Saint John to welcome highest-ever number of cruise guests

Port Saint John to welcome highest-ever number of cruise guests
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 January 2020

Ships from 15 different cruise lines will make more than 90 calls to the Canadian city

PortMiami experiences record-breaking year

PortMiami experiences record-breaking year
By Alex Smith | 15 January 2020

An all-time high 6,824,000 cruise passengers visited the port

Take That’s Gary Barlow to be ambassador for P&O Cruises

Take That’s Gary Barlow to be ambassador for P&O Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 January 2020

Singer-songwriter will help UK cruise brand to create music-infused travel experiences for guests

Celebrity Cruises partners with lifestyle brand Goop

Celebrity Cruises partners with lifestyle brand Goop
By Alex Smith | 14 January 2020

The first ‘Goop at Sea’ experience will be offered onboard Celebrity Apex, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment
By Alex Smith | 14 January 2020

Entertainment company will provide production shows onboard Braemar from 1 June 2020

Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead to Dublin route

Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead to Dublin route
By Alex Smith | 13 January 2020

Stena Line’s newest ferry made her maiden voyage from Wales to Ireland 

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2020

Vessel will spend two weeks at Nauta Shipyard in Poland before resuming service on 25 January  

Telemar launches new BridgeLink Smart Maintenance App

Telemar launches new BridgeLink Smart Maintenance App
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

The app will enable engineers to remotely resolve issues with critical bridge equipment on ships

Four new Carnival Corporation ships to hit the waves in 2020

Four new Carnival Corporation ships to hit the waves in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

Carnival, Costa, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises UK will all expand their fleets

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 January 2020

Vessels will be delivered by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard by 2023

MSC Cruises predicts the future of guest experience

MSC Cruises predicts the future of guest experience
By Alex Smith | 08 January 2020

Report forecasts growth of repurposed resorts, adaptive environments and data ID wallets

Spectrum of the Seas calls at new Ilocos Cruise Port

Spectrum of the Seas calls at new Ilocos Cruise Port
By Alex Smith | 07 January 2020

Terminal in Salomague is the first dedicated cruise facility to be built in the Philippines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2020

Guests will create bespoke gins during two-hour sessions run by experts Debbie and Nigel Wright

Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates single-use plastic bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates single-use plastic bottles
By Alex Smith | 03 January 2020

Over six million bottles will be replaced across the fleet every year

Moment helps Corsica Linea to improve onboard entertainment

Moment helps Corsica Linea to improve onboard entertainment
By Alex Smith | 02 January 2020

Platform will allow guests to watch recent movies, play games and shop from a digital catalogue

Crystal Endeavor rolled out at MV Werften shipyard

Crystal Endeavor rolled out at MV Werften shipyard
By Alex Smith | 02 January 2020

Polar expedition vessel reaches construction milestone ahead of August debut

Five top trends in passenger shipping in 2019

Five top trends in passenger shipping in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 December 2019

We look at some of the innovations that have transformed the cruise and ferry industry this year

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 December 2019

Help ICFR celebrate the innovative cruise ships and passenger ferries that started service in 2019

Azamara expands partnership with World Wildlife Fund

Azamara expands partnership with World Wildlife Fund
By Alex Smith | 23 December 2019

Cruise line will offer shore excursions and themed-sailings supporting organisation’s conservation work

Princess Cruises to increase deployment in Europe and Japan

Princess Cruises to increase deployment in Europe and Japan
By Alex Smith | 23 December 2019

Cruise line will have seven ships in Europe and longest-ever season in Japan in 2021

Maritime industry proposes research and development board

Maritime industry proposes research and development board
By Alex Smith | 20 December 2019

Shipping companies will contribute US$5 billion over a 10-year period to help cut emissions

Port Everglades beats its own world record

Port Everglades beats its own world record
By Alex Smith | 20 December 2019

US port welcomed 55,964 passengers in a single day, exceeding previous all-time high by 79 people

Global Ports Holding to manage cruise operations in Ha Long Bay

Global Ports Holding to manage cruise operations in Ha Long Bay
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 December 2019

Company signs 15-year agreement to run services at Vietnam's first purpose-built cruise port

Viking Glory to feature Climeon solutions to reduce carbon emissions

Viking Glory to feature Climeon solutions to reduce carbon emissions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 December 2019

Heat Power System uses waste heat from engines to generate clean electricity

Carnival Corporation joins Getting to Zero Coalition

Carnival Corporation joins Getting to Zero Coalition
By Alex Smith | 18 December 2019

First company in cruise sector to join alliance committed to developing zero emissions vessels

National Geographic Endurance floated out

National Geographic Endurance floated out
By Alex Smith | 18 December 2019

Ship is being constructed for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings at Ulstein Verft shipyard

Royan to welcome river cruise calls from 2020

Royan to welcome river cruise calls from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 December 2019

French town has a new pontoon that can host two 135-metre-long ships at the same time

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to construct cruise terminal in Galveston

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to construct cruise terminal in Galveston
By Alex Smith | 17 December 2019

Cruise company will build US$100 million facility and lease it from the US port for an initial term of 20 years

ABB to supply Azipod system for new Genting ships

ABB to supply Azipod system for new Genting ships
By Alex Smith | 17 December 2019

Company will provide power, propulsion and digital solutions for the Universal-class vessels

TUI Cruises chooses Live Business for onboard entertainment

TUI Cruises chooses Live Business for onboard entertainment
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 December 2019

Firm to create bespoke live and digital entertainment for travel operator's first-ever river ships

Saga Cruises celebrates Spirit of the Rhine keel laying

Saga Cruises celebrates Spirit of the Rhine keel laying
By Alex Smith | 13 December 2019

Cruise line’s first new luxury boutique river ship is set to debut in 2021

Valmet to supply automation system for TT-Line’s new ro-pax vessel

Valmet to supply automation system for TT-Line’s new ro-pax vessel
By Alex Smith | 13 December 2019

LNG-powered vessel will be constructed at the Nanjing Jingling Shipyard

Carnival Panorama named by Vanna White

Carnival Panorama named by Vanna White
By Alex Smith | 13 December 2019

Celebrations included opening of the first trampoline park at sea and Carnival Kitchen culinary centre

MSC Cruises agrees preferential berthing rights with DP World

MSC Cruises agrees preferential berthing rights with DP World
By Alex Smith | 12 December 2019

Agreement will allow cruise line to increase operations at Mina Rashid Port in Dubai

Carnival Corporation pilots bio-digester technology

Carnival Corporation pilots bio-digester technology
By Alex Smith | 12 December 2019

Systems will improve the food waste disposal process and environmental compliance

Genting Hong Kong to construct Universal-class ships

Genting Hong Kong to construct Universal-class ships
By Alex Smith | 11 December 2019

Vessels will be the company’s first to be powered by LNG fuel

Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co. debuts new high-speed ferry

Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co. debuts new high-speed ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 December 2019

Coastal cruiser was designed by CoCo Yachts to provide services between China and Taiwan

Sky Princess officially named by Princess Cruises

Sky Princess officially named by Princess Cruises
By Alex Smith | 10 December 2019

Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, celebrated women of the US space programme

MSC Cruises opens Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Cruises opens Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
By Alex Smith | 10 December 2019

Private island destination in The Bahamas receives first guests onboard MSC Divina

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 09 December 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will celebrate the ship’s christening in Miami on 21 February 2020

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 December 2019

Costa Cruises’ new ship prepares for maiden season after being delivered by Meyer Turku in Finland

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Ultra-luxury expedition cruise is set to debut in June 2021

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Sir Richard Branson boarded the cruise line’s first ship as she reached a construction milestone

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Ship will serve as floating accommodation for workers at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship set for delivery ahead of schedule

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Partners aim to study and develop marine equipment and technology to meet the IMO’s emission targets

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Over 200,000 people will travel as part of a family group across the cruise line’s fleet

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Company will integrate system into its propulsion solutions for ships

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is scheduled for delivery in October 2020

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Agreement will connect over 1,000 European destinations to the cruise line’s homeports

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Celebrations in Palma de Mallorca included a firework display and a performance by Johannes Oerding

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

Upgraded ‘Premier’ range will exceed regulatory requirements to ensure passenger and crew safety

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

The ship’s dining and entertainment options were modernised during a US$165 million renovation

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Build Information Modelling improves accuracy in ship design and building projects, saving time and money

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 November 2019

Vessels will boost brand's total passenger capacity by 30% once they begin service in UK and Germany

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Project created lighting scheme for public areas and cabins onboard river cruise ship

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Single-use cutlery, cups, lids, stirrers and straws have been removed from ships’ restaurants and cabins

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Users can explore itineraries and find information specific to their ship during their cruise

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste
By Alex Smith | 26 November 2019

Vessel will operate route between capital Dili, the enclave of Oecusse and the island of Ataúro

Costa Smeralda passes LNG propulsion tests

Costa Smeralda passes LNG propulsion tests
By Alex Smith | 26 November 2019

Costa Cruises’ cruise ship is the second in the world to use the fuel both in port and at sea

Kelly Clarkson christens Norwegian Encore in Miami

Kelly Clarkson christens Norwegian Encore in Miami
By Alex Smith | 25 November 2019

Around 3,500 guests attended the naming ceremony for Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship

Vanna White to be godmother of Carnival Panorama

Vanna White to be godmother of Carnival Panorama
By Alex Smith | 25 November 2019

American TV host will christen ship on 10 December during a ceremony at Long Beach

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 November 2019

UK-based company travelled to Canada and The Bahamas to complete interior outfitting work

Celebrity Cruises to sail with first-ever all-female bridge and officer team

Celebrity Cruises to sail with first-ever all-female bridge and officer team
By Alex Smith | 22 November 2019

Celebrity Edge will sail from Fort Lauderdale on 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day

Holland America Line celebrates keel laying for Ryndam

Holland America Line celebrates keel laying for Ryndam
By Alex Smith | 22 November 2019

Ceremony at Fincantieri’s yard marked beginning of construction for new Pinnacle-class ship

Ponant to build two luxury expedition ships for Paul Gauguin Cruise brand

Ponant to build two luxury expedition ships for Paul Gauguin Cruise brand
By Alex Smith | 21 November 2019

Cruise line signs 300 million memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri

Genting Cruise Lines’ ships to feature first DFS T Galleria shops at sea

Genting Cruise Lines’ ships to feature first DFS T Galleria shops at sea
By Alex Smith | 21 November 2019

Luxury retailer DFS to offer shopping experience in partnership with Starboard Cruise Services

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 November 2019

Hear from stakeholders involved in designing and executing exciting cruise itineraries around the world

TUI Cruises cuts 30 million plastic items from its ships

TUI Cruises cuts 30 million plastic items from its ships
By Alex Smith | 20 November 2019

The Wasteless programme’s first year has seen the removal of plastic straws, cocktail sticks and bags 

ProtectPipe develops bacterial wastewater solution for cruise ships

ProtectPipe develops bacterial wastewater solution for cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 20 November 2019

Dosing system breaks down organic waste without chemicals

MSC Cruises begins construction of Durban cruise terminal

MSC Cruises begins construction of Durban cruise terminal
By Alex Smith | 19 November 2019

Facility is expected to become operational from January 2021

Cruise & Maritime Voyages joins French market

Cruise & Maritime Voyages joins French market
By Alex Smith | 15 November 2019

Cruise line will operate renamed ship Jules Verne under the new Croisières Maritimes et Voyages brand

Costa Cruises reopens quay and terminal in port of Savona

Costa Cruises reopens quay and terminal in port of Savona
By Alex Smith | 15 November 2019

Renovated facility can receive modern cruise ships following investment by port authority and cruise line

Carnival Cruise Line and Tampa Bay celebrate 25 years of voyages

Carnival Cruise Line and Tampa Bay celebrate 25 years of voyages
By Alex Smith | 14 November 2019

Two of line’s ships are currently based at the port, carrying around 240,000 guests annually

Damen Marine Components to supply steering system for SunStone Ships

Damen Marine Components to supply steering system for SunStone Ships
By Alex Smith | 14 November 2019

The rudders and steering gear will be used onboard the fifth Infinity-class expedition cruise ship

Meredith Vieira named godmother of Avalon View

Meredith Vieira named godmother of Avalon View
By Alex Smith | 13 November 2019

US television host will christen Avalon Waterways’ newest ship on 6 April next year

Almaco to outfit new staterooms on Carnival Elation

Almaco to outfit new staterooms on Carnival Elation
By Alex Smith | 12 November 2019

Project will be undertaken during refit at Grand Bahama shipyard in March 2020

DEIF event showcases fuel and energy saving solutions

DEIF event showcases fuel and energy saving solutions
By Alex Smith | 12 November 2019

Delegates discover benefits of battery hybrid power propulsion and Blueflow energy management system

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2019

New cruise ship was officially named at ceremony in Hamburg

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2019

World’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship makes history with naming ceremony

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

New projects are part of company's mission to be the world's first major carbon-neutral cruise operator 

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

New expedition vessel will sail three Indian Ocean cruises after debuting in January 2021

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

Ferries will be able to sail as electric vessels in future when electric charging technology has matured

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy
By Alex Smith | 08 November 2019

Ship is scheduled for delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on 30 September 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market
By Alex Smith | 07 November 2019

Cruise company enters into berthing agreement with Ward Cove and acquires waterfront in Juneau

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 November 2019

New software allows captains to find optimal route and performance set-up for each ferry trip

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid
By Alex Smith | 06 November 2019

MobilGard ADL 40 engine oil will enhance engine cleanliness and reduce oil consumption

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 November 2019

New event is the first in the world to focus solely on cruise technology, communications and connectivity 

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