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Rederij Doeksen’s Willem Barentsz enters service

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem Barentsz enters service
Riderij Doeksen
By Alex Smith | 06 July 2020

Ferry has made debut on the route between the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling

Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels

Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 03 July 2020

The ferries will dry dock at the shipyard in Belfast over the summer

Austal launches first vessel at Vietnam shipyard

Austal launches first vessel at Vietnam shipyard
Austal
By Alex Smith | 02 July 2020

The 94-metre catamaran was constructed in 20 months following the opening of the shipyard

Construction starts on two new Stena Line ferries

Construction starts on two new Stena Line ferries
Mild Design/Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 01 July 2020

The two large E-Flexer vessels are now being built at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard in China

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships
The Port of Flåm
By Alex Smith | 30 June 2020

Norwegian port has been granted NOK 27 million for the project by ENOVA

Chantiers de l’Atlantique lays keel for MSC Cruises’ first LNG ship

Chantiers de l’Atlantique lays keel for MSC Cruises’ first LNG ship
Bernard Biger/Chantiers de l'Atlantique
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 June 2020

French shipyard marks construction milestone for MSC World Europa, which is due for delivery in 2022

Dream Cruises to resume operation following Covid-19 pandemic

Dream Cruises to resume operation following Covid-19 pandemic
Genting Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 29 June 2020

Explorer Dream will operate two and three-night ‘Taiwan Island-Hopping’ itineraries

Josh Leibowitz named as new president of Seabourn

Josh Leibowitz named as new president of Seabourn
Seabourn
By Alex Smith | 29 June 2020

Carnival Corporation executive will oversee all aspects of the ultra-luxury brand’s operations

UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice at sea during pandemic

UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice at sea during pandemic
International Maritime Organization
By Alex Smith | 25 June 2020

Annual campaign calls on governments to formally recognise seafarers as key workers

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn
Viking Line
By Alex Smith | 25 June 2020

Gabriella will sail three times a week from the capital of Finland to the Åland Islands

Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries

Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries
Finnlines
By Alex Smith | 24 June 2020

The two Superstar vessels will be constructed at China Merchants Jinling shipyard

Wärtsilä to design and equip battery-powered ferries

Wärtsilä to design and equip battery-powered ferries
Wärtsilä
By Alex Smith | 23 June 2020

Zero-emission ships will be built for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö

Virgin Voyages outlines health and well-being strategy

Virgin Voyages outlines health and well-being strategy
Virgin Voyages
By Alex Smith | 23 June 2020

‘Voyage Well’ plan will be implemented when sailing begins in October 2020

CLIA members to suspend cruises from US ports until September

CLIA members to suspend cruises from US ports until September
By Alex Smith | 22 June 2020

Pause in passenger operations has been voluntarily agreed, despite CDC’s No Sail Order expiring in July

Stena Line to implement new safety measures

Stena Line to implement new safety measures
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 18 June 2020

New technology and restrictions will be introduced to ensure passenger safety

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover
Hurtigruten
By Alex Smith | 18 June 2020

The year-round programme of expedition cruises will begin in March 2021

Knud E. Hansen announces new Phoenix World Village design

Knud E. Hansen announces new Phoenix World Village design
Knud E. Hansen
By Alex Smith | 17 June 2020

Expedition cruise vessel is the sister ship to the Phoenix World City design from the 1980s

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!
By Alex Smith | 17 June 2020

Hear from leading designers, suppliers, outfitters and more

Elite Exhibitions names Cruise Ship Interiors award winners

Elite Exhibitions names Cruise Ship Interiors award winners
By Alex Smith | 17 June 2020

Winners picked across 19 categories, including Cruise & Ferry’s Jon Ingleton

OSK-ShipTech designs new KiwiRail ferries

OSK-ShipTech designs new KiwiRail ferries
OSK-ShipTech
By Alex Smith | 12 June 2020

The two Interislander vessels will be able to carry twice the number of passengers

YSA Design outlines changes to interiors following Covid-19

YSA Design outlines changes to interiors following Covid-19
YSA Design
By Alex Smith | 11 June 2020

Passenger ships will require adaptations to enable adequate social distancing

New pier construction continues at Antigua Cruise Port

New pier construction continues at Antigua Cruise Port
Antigua Cruise Port
By Alex Smith | 11 June 2020

Project remains largely on schedule despite delays caused by Covid-19

ABB partners with Vigor for Washington State Ferries newbuilds

ABB partners with Vigor for Washington State Ferries newbuilds
Vigor
By Alex Smith | 10 June 2020

New Olympic-class vessels will feature a hybrid-electric propulsion solution

Stena Line reduces CO2 emissions ahead of targets

Stena Line reduces CO2 emissions ahead of targets
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 09 June 2020

Emissions per transported ton fell by 3.6 per cent to meet international target 10 years ahead of schedule

Silversea Cruises takes delivery of Silver Origin

Silversea Cruises takes delivery of Silver Origin
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 09 June 2020

Ceremony in Rotterdam is the first in-person cruise ship delivery since the beginning of lockdown

DNV GL launches new certification for infection prevention

DNV GL launches new certification for infection prevention
DNV GL
By Alex Smith | 08 June 2020

The CIP-M programme will enable operators to demonstrate they have necessary systems in place

Keel laying ceremony held for Oceanwide Expeditions’ Janssonius

Keel laying ceremony held for Oceanwide Expeditions’ Janssonius
Oceanwide Expeditions
By Alex Smith | 05 June 2020

Milestone for new vessel celebrated at Brodosplit’s shipyard in Split, Croatia

Wärtsilä to provide propulsion solutions for new Molsinjen ferry

Wärtsilä to provide propulsion solutions for new Molsinjen ferry
Austal
By Alex Smith | 05 June 2020

The equipment will be delivered to shipbuilder Austal’s yard in The Philippines

Bureau Veritas develops ‘Restart your business with BV’ service

Bureau Veritas develops ‘Restart your business with BV’ service
By Alex Smith | 03 June 2020

A new framework of safety standards will help passenger ships resume operation

P&O Cruises’ Iona arrives in Rotterdam

P&O Cruises’ Iona arrives in Rotterdam
P&O Cruises
By Alex Smith | 02 June 2020

Inspection work will be carried out by Meyer Werft on the newbuild

KiwiRail to procure new generation of Interislander ferries

KiwiRail to procure new generation of Interislander ferries
KiwiRail
By Alex Smith | 01 June 2020

Operators issues international tender to find a shipyard to build two ships

SeaDream Yacht Club to begin sailing to Norway in June

SeaDream Yacht Club to begin sailing to Norway in June
SeaDream Yacht Club
By Alex Smith | 01 June 2020

Nine new voyages have been unveiled following pause in operations

Smyril Line partners with Carus for reservations

Smyril Line partners with Carus for reservations
Smyril Line
By Alex Smith | 29 May 2020

Operator to replace in-house system for online booking and check-in

Stefano Pastrovich designs new X-Expedition ship

Stefano Pastrovich designs new X-Expedition ship
Pastrovich Studio
By Alex Smith | 28 May 2020

Layout for superyachts and cruise ships features Wärtsila HY hybrid power module

Scandlines installs Norsepower Rotor Sail on Copenhagen

Scandlines installs Norsepower Rotor Sail on Copenhagen
Scandlines
By Alex Smith | 27 May 2020

Wind propulsion system was installed in hours during an overnight stop

American Cruise Lines to resume operations in June

American Cruise Lines to resume operations in June
American Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 26 May 2020

American Song to begin cruises along the Columbia and Snake rivers on 20 June

Brodosplit launches polar expedition cruise vessel Ultramarine

Brodosplit launches polar expedition cruise vessel Ultramarine
Brodosplit
By Alex Smith | 26 May 2020

Ceremony held at shipyard in Split, Croatia for Quark Expeditions’ new vessel

Wärtsilä to provide solutions for first Japanese LNG ferries

Wärtsilä to provide solutions for first Japanese LNG ferries
Mitsui O.S.K Lines
By Alex Smith | 25 May 2020

 Technology company will provide a complete LNG package for ferries being built for Ferry Sunflower

Stena Line installs Survitec Marin Ark 2 marine evacuation system

Stena Line installs Survitec Marin Ark 2 marine evacuation system
Survitec
By Alex Smith | 22 May 2020

New ships Stena Estrid and Stena Edda have been equipped with Survitec’s safety equipment

Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner

Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner
Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 May 2020

Equipment will allow cruise and ferry operators to screen guests before they board ships to prevent the spread of infection

Shipyard De Hoop completes world’s first remote sea trials

Shipyard De Hoop completes world’s first remote sea trials
Silversea Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2020

Dutch shipyard prepares to deliver Silversea Cruises’ new Silver Origin in the coming weeks

Dream Cruises tests roller coaster for Global Dream

Dream Cruises tests roller coaster for Global Dream
Maurer Rides
By Alex Smith | 20 May 2020

The longest roller coaster at sea will be the centrepiece of the first theme park on a ship

France completes first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation

France completes first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation
Port of Marseille Fos
By Alex Smith | 19 May 2020

Port of Marseille Fos, Shell and Carnival Corporation refuel Costa Smeralda

Interferry prepares for post-Covid-19 ferry travel

Interferry prepares for post-Covid-19 ferry travel
Interferry
By Alex Smith | 18 May 2020

European Commission guidance suggests gradual relaxation of restrictions ahead of summer season

Carnival outlines plans to manage operational pause

Carnival outlines plans to manage operational pause
Carnival Corporation
By Alex Smith | 18 May 2020

Cruise company will strengthen position to ensure it can return to operations once restrictions ease

Cruise Baltic highlights sustainability success in new report

Cruise Baltic highlights sustainability success in new report
Visit Finland/Julia Kivelā
By Alex Smith | 15 May 2020

Association shares results of initiatives by 29 cruise destinations to make cruising more sustainable

Europa 2 begins using cold ironing at Cruise Center Altona

Europa 2 begins using cold ironing at Cruise Center Altona
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
By Alex Smith | 14 May 2020

Process provides shoreside electrical power to a ship while its engines are turned off

Presidents of Holland America and Seabourn step down

Presidents of Holland America and Seabourn step down
Carnival Corporation 
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2020

Orlando Ashford and Rick Meadows to leave their positions at the end of May 2020

Damen Yichang hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony

Damen Yichang hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony
Damen Shipyards Group
By Alex Smith | 13 May 2020

Chinese shipyard starts work on new ro-pax ferry, which will debut in 2021

Sea Cloud Spirit delivery delayed by Covid-19

Sea Cloud Spirit delivery delayed by Covid-19
Sea Cloud Cruises
By Alex Smith | 12 May 2020

New schedule and travel programme has been scheduled for ship after construction is completed

Almaco and Act.Global develop sanitation solution

Almaco and Act.Global develop sanitation solution
Almaco
By Alex Smith | 11 May 2020

Turnkey contractor will distribute Premium Purity to the marine industry

Damen Shipyards Group marks 20 years of ferry construction

Damen Shipyards Group marks 20 years of ferry construction
Damen Shipyards Group
By Alex Smith | 11 May 2020

Shipbuilders ferry department was first formed at the start of the millennium

Foreship launches Project Hygiea initiative

Foreship launches Project Hygiea initiative
Foreship
By Alex Smith | 08 May 2020

The strategy is intended to help limit the spread of Covid-19 onboard passenger ships

Production of new Wasaline ferry continues

Production of new Wasaline ferry continues
Rauma Marine Constructions
By Alex Smith | 07 May 2020

Construction of Aurora Botnia progressing according to schedule despite Covid-19 restrictions

CLIA survey shows continuing interest in cruising

CLIA survey shows continuing interest in cruising
CLIA
By Alex Smith | 06 May 2020

Majority of UK consumers say they are ‘very likely or likely’ to take a cruise in the future

Carnival Cruise Line to phase in service

Carnival Cruise Line to phase in service
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 05 May 2020

Cruise operations to resume on eight ships in North America from 1 August

Helsinki Shipyard begins construction on first newbuild

Helsinki Shipyard begins construction on first newbuild
Helsinki Shipyard
By Alex Smith | 01 May 2020

Steel cutting held for luxury expedition cruise vessel despite Covid-19 pandemic

Almaco completes Carnival Elation refit project

Almaco completes Carnival Elation refit project
Carnival Corporation
By Alex Smith | 30 April 2020

Company outfits 30 staterooms in challenging circumstances

Interferry cancels conference for first time in 45 years

Interferry cancels conference for first time in 45 years
Interferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2020

Covid-19 travel restrictions mean Australia will now host the event in 2023 rather than 2020

Wärtsilä designs luxury expedition cruise vessels

Wärtsilä designs luxury expedition cruise vessels
Wärtsilä
By Alex Smith | 28 April 2020

Up to six ships will be owned and operated by Amundsen Expeditions

Spirit of Tasmania to move Victorian port operations to Geelong

Spirit of Tasmania to move Victorian port operations to Geelong
Spirit of Tasmania
By Rebecca | 27 April 2020

Ferry operator to relocate from Port Melbourne to avoid operational issues caused by congestion 

Bolidt Innovation Centre stays open for virtual visitors

Bolidt Innovation Centre stays open for virtual visitors
Bolidt
By Alex Smith | 24 April 2020

Customers can see continuing research and development work by flooring and decking specialist

Porto Santo Line expedites booking process with Carus system

Porto Santo Line expedites booking process with Carus system
Porto Santo Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 April 2020

Ferry line implements CarRes to manage bookings for passengers and freight customers

NYC Ferry receives new catamaran ferries

NYC Ferry receives new catamaran ferries
Incat Crowther
By Alex Smith | 20 April 2020

H401 and Curiosity produce 90 per cent less particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions

Foreship shares the five steps to shipboard battery implementation

Foreship shares the five steps to shipboard battery implementation
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2020

Company also outlines the benefits of batteries, such as reduction in fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions

Poseidon Expeditions renews contract for Sea Spirit

Poseidon Expeditions renews contract for Sea Spirit
By Alex Smith | 17 April 2020

Agreement with SunStone Ships extends charter of the ship for two years

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2020

Cruise line teams up with Cruise Bordeaux to house doctors and nurses on ship during Covid-19 pandemic

Incat Tasmania to build new Seaworld Express Ferry

Incat Tasmania to build new Seaworld Express Ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2020

The 700-passenger catamaran will start service in South Korea in early 2022

World’s first methanol-powered ferry turns five

World’s first methanol-powered ferry turns five
By Alex Smith | 15 April 2020

Stena, Wärtsilä, and the Methanex Corporation have marked the launch of Stena Germanica

Royal Caribbean founder Arne Wilhelmsen passes away

Royal Caribbean founder Arne Wilhelmsen passes away
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2020

Company pays tribute to man who was considered to be one of the cruise industry's greatest visionaries

ABB and HDF to manufacture fuel cell system for ships

ABB and HDF to manufacture fuel cell system for ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 April 2020

Megawatt-scale system will help marine industry to meet its carbon dioxide reduction targets

Schottel EcoPeller to be deployed in retrofit project for first time

Schottel EcoPeller to be deployed in retrofit project for first time
By Alex Smith | 10 April 2020

Solution will be installed in a double-ended ferry operated by Torghatten Tafikkselskap

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to hold new fleet reunion

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to hold new fleet reunion
By Alex Smith | 09 April 2020

'Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ to take place in October 2021 after cancellation of ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’

Genting Cruise Lines creates post-Covid-19 healthcare measures

Genting Cruise Lines creates post-Covid-19 healthcare measures
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 April 2020

Healthcare screenings, rigorous cleaning and other preventive measure will ships resume sailing

GTMaritime develops new cybersecurity solution

GTMaritime develops new cybersecurity solution
By Alex Smith | 08 April 2020

GTDeploy cuts delays to the delivery of security patches through automatic updating

Construction begins on Tallink Grupp’s MyStar

Construction begins on Tallink Grupp’s MyStar
By Alex Smith | 07 April 2020

Shuttle ferry will be the largest passenger ferry to be built at Rauma Marine Constructions’ shipyard

Crystal Cruises offers virtual cruise experience

Crystal Cruises offers virtual cruise experience
By Alex Smith | 03 April 2020

Crystal@Home showcases a weekly voyage through varied digital and social media platforms

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox
By Alex Smith | 02 April 2020

Resources are aimed at educating students about the role of the local maritime industry

Cavotec to equip two new berths with charging solution for Fjord1

Cavotec to equip two new berths with charging solution for Fjord1
By Alex Smith | 31 March 2020

The Automatic Plug-in System will charge three electric ferries on the Halsa to Kanestraum route

Wärtsilä conducts ammonia combustion trials

Wärtsilä conducts ammonia combustion trials
By Alex Smith | 31 March 2020

Research will help prepare for future use of the fuel in the shipping industry

Celebrity Cruises takes virtual delivery of Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises takes virtual delivery of Celebrity Apex
By Alex Smith | 30 March 2020

Executives accepted command of the vessel via video conference

Grandi Navi Veloci converts ferry into floating hospital

Grandi Navi Veloci converts ferry into floating hospital
By Alex Smith | 27 March 2020

Splendid has been equipped to assist patients with Covid-19 in Genoa, Italy

Carnival Maritime to implement SCEDAS decision support system

Carnival Maritime to implement SCEDAS decision support system
By Alex Smith | 27 March 2020

Solution will be introduced on 27 vessels operated by Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia

Sealink Travel Group launches new ro-pax ferry

Sealink Travel Group launches new ro-pax ferry
By Alex Smith | 26 March 2020

Nairana was designed by Incat Crowther and will operate route to Bruny Island, Australia

Viking Safety Academy develops e-learning solution

Viking Safety Academy develops e-learning solution
By Alex Smith | 26 March 2020

Tool could enable seafarers to renew their STCW Certificates during Covid-19 lockdown

YSA Design redesigns Regent Seven Seas Cruises dining venue

YSA Design redesigns Regent Seven Seas Cruises dining venue
By Alex Smith | 25 March 2020

La Veranda restaurant now features projecting enclosed balconies with ocean views

Steel cutting ceremony held for Sylvia Earle in China

Steel cutting ceremony held for Sylvia Earle in China
By Alex Smith | 24 March 2020

New vessel for SunStone Ships is under construction at CMHI’s shipyard in Haimen

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 23 March 2020

Tourist bodies advise industry to collaborate to help industry bounce back

Seatronx improves navigation with new river radar display

Seatronx improves navigation with new river radar display
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 March 2020

System offers river vessels enhanced visibility in all lighting conditions


CSI America and CSHE America rescheduled for September 2020

CSI America and CSHE America rescheduled for September 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 March 2020

Cruise ship interiors and hospitality expos will both be hosted in Miami, USA

SunStone Ships launches Ocean Victory

SunStone Ships launches Ocean Victory
By Alex Smith | 20 March 2020

Ceremony held at the CMHI Haimen yard for the third ship in the Infinity series

Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19

Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 March 2020

Digital system can detect symptoms in guests and crews to optimise containment and quarantine

Carnival offers cruise ships as hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients

Carnival offers cruise ships as hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 March 2020

Corporation says select vessels could be used to ease the mounting pressure on land-based healthcare facilities

Shipping to play a vital role in world's Covid-19 response, says IMO

Shipping to play a vital role in world's Covid-19 response, says IMO
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 March 2020

Secretary general urges stakeholders to collaborate to transport essential goods and safeguard seafarers

Iona leaves Meyer Werft shipyard for sea trials

Iona leaves Meyer Werft shipyard for sea trials
By Alex Smith | 19 March 2020

New P&O Cruises ship is being conveyed along the river Ems before conducting tests on the North Sea

MedCruise issues statement on the impact of Covid-19

MedCruise issues statement on the impact of Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 18 March 2020

Association shows its support for members and predicts resilience in the face of crisis

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 March 2020

Hear from cruise and ferry leaders, ports and destinations, designers, suppliers, outfitters and more

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 March 2020

We reveal the vessels that have taken top spot in our first-ever passenger ship awards

Schottel to provide azimuth thrusters for Yangtze cruise vessel

Schottel to provide azimuth thrusters for Yangtze cruise vessel
By Alex Smith | 17 March 2020

New ship for Changjiang Cruise Overseas Travel will be powered by electric motors

Sonardyne creates Sonardyne Group to align subsidiaries

Sonardyne creates Sonardyne Group to align subsidiaries
By Alex Smith | 16 March 2020

Parent company aims to increase the breadth of its offering for customers

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