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Damen launches Berlin-Ramelau at Yichang Shipyard

Damen launches Berlin-Ramelau at Yichang Shipyard

Damen Shipyards

By Alex Smith | 14 May 2021

The ro-pax ferry will operate between Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 May 2021

The new ship is scheduled to sail a 10-night maiden voyage from Rome, Italy on 14 September

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2021

The ship is the first of six in a new series of Prima-class vessels for the cruise line

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

Brand will operate one ship from London Tilbury and offer itineraries for the over 50s market

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

MSC Cruises flagship will be the first cruise vessel to sail from the UK since the start of the pandemic

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

Tallink Grupp

By Alex Smith | 12 May 2021

The OCTOPUS software will allow for energy savings and increased performance

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2021

The bus has a range of 350 kilometres and capacity for 51 passengers

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 11 May 2021

Viking vessel will be christened in Portsmouth on 17 May and begin cruises around England

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages
By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The new instructions will help cruise brands move towards resuming operations in the USA

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard after tests off the Adriatic coast

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 07 May 2021

Eurodam will sail four seven-day cruises departing from Piraeus in August

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 May 2021

Red, white and blue livery pays homage to maritime tradition and patriotic colours

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

The crew of MSC Bellissima were the first to be inoculated against Covid-19

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

ABP Southampton

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

Horizon Cruise Terminal was chosen from nearly 4,000 suggestions

What are the latest updates from Cruise Norway members?

What are the latest updates from Cruise Norway members?

Visit Nordvest

By Jon Ingleton | 06 May 2021

Undeterred by the pandemic, Cruise Norway is currently hosting its much-loved Norway Day virtually this year. Jon Ingleton shares some of the highlights from the three-day event

Jon Ingleton shares highlights from the three-day virtual Norway Day event

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

The cruise will offer sailings departing from Juneau, Alaska, from 7 May

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Smyril Line

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

Ferry operator has installed 24 units throughout their ship, Norröna

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 May 2021

Cruise lines can check availability at ports in Norway and Baltic Sea region

Almaco outfits onboard spaces for MSC Virtuosa

Almaco outfits onboard spaces for MSC Virtuosa

Almaco

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2021

The contractor delivered provision stores and waiter stations for the new flagship

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2021

Brand's flagship is the first of four ships to resume sailing in the Mediterranean

Stena Line increases revenue from onboard shops

Stena Line increases revenue from onboard shops

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

Duty-free sales on UK to EU routes have exceeded the company’s expectations

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group

By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

Firm carried out refit work on Pacific Encounter and will do the same on Pacific Adventure later this year

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

Vessel to offer reimagined spaces, extra accommodation, new speciality restaurant and more

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2021

The new ship will enter service with four cruises around the UK coastline

Cruise Baltic members increase shore power investments

Cruise Baltic members increase shore power investments

Ports of Stockholm

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

New report reveals that the organisation's member ports continued to prioritise sustainability in 2020

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Scientists from conservation organisation will join Antarctic cruises to conduct whale research

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Global Ferry Digitalisation Report draws on interviews with ten ferry owners

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia Ferry Systems

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2021

The system will be used to handle higher volumes of passengers

Dame Irene Hays to christen P&O Cruises new Iona this May

Dame Irene Hays to christen P&O Cruises new Iona this May

P&O Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 April 2021

Britain's greenest cruise ship will be named in a ceremony featuring singer and musician Gary Barlow

Trimline completes interior refits on trio of P&O Ferries vessels

Trimline completes interior refits on trio of P&O Ferries vessels

Trimline

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 April 2021

Projects were completed on Pride of Kent, Spirit of Britain and Spirit of France at three different yards

Bureau Veritas to provide safety services to Carnival Corporation

Bureau Veritas to provide safety services to Carnival Corporation

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2021

The certification company will verify the procedures for identifying and managing Covid-19

Disney Cruise Line reveals design concept for Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line reveals design concept for Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2021

The ship is the first of three new vessels to be built for the cruise line by 2025

Condor Ferries to expand ferry fleet this summer

Condor Ferries to expand ferry fleet this summer

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 April 2021

Operator will add Brittany Ferries' high-speed vessel Normandie Express to its Chanel Islands route

Seabourn to resume sailing in Barbados this July

Seabourn to resume sailing in Barbados this July

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 April 2021

Cruise line works with Barbadian Government to plan seven-day roundtrips from Bridgetown

Incat Crowther to design catamaran for Azam Marine

Incat Crowther to design catamaran for Azam Marine

Incat Crowther

By Alex Smith | 22 April 2021

Kilimanjaro VIII will be the 11th the designer has developed for the Tanzanian operator

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 April 2021

MSC Magnifica to sail from Jeddah and MSC Virtuosa to make weekly calls to Dammam this winter

American Cruise Lines resumes sailing across USA

American Cruise Lines resumes sailing across USA

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 21 April 2021

Six of the line’s 13 ships are now operating in eight different states

Port of HaminaKotka gears up for summer cruise calls

Port of HaminaKotka gears up for summer cruise calls

Viking Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2021

Finnish port makes more berthing space available to accommodate expected rise in ship visits

Seatrade Cruise Virtual sessions explore challenges in cruise sectors

Seatrade Cruise Virtual sessions explore challenges in cruise sectors

Seatrade Cruise Virtual

By Alex Smith | 20 April 2021

The three days covered developments in safety, guest experience and technology

TT-Line orders two passenger ferries from Rauma Marine Constructions

TT-Line orders two passenger ferries from Rauma Marine Constructions

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2021

Finnish shipbuilder will deliver vessels to Australian operator at the end of 2023 and 2024

MSC Cruises announces new and updated summer itineraries

MSC Cruises announces new and updated summer itineraries

Daniele Di Maria/MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 April 2021

Additional cruises will be on offer in the Mediterranean and across Europe

Poole adopts Covid-19 measures ahead of summer cruise season

Poole adopts Covid-19 measures ahead of summer cruise season

Port of Poole

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 April 2021

UK port has introduced new protocols and reconfigured its terminal to facilitate social distancing

Port of Tyne prepares for cruise boom in summer 2021

Port of Tyne prepares for cruise boom in summer 2021

Port of Tyne

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

UK port secures calls from seven operators as part of their cruises along the English coastline

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Vikand Solutions

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Non-invasive breathalyser tests can detect presence of the virus within 45 seconds

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Anne Diamond will christen the ship in the UK on 17 May before it embarks on English coastal cruises

Fjord Line and Telenor Maritime extend strategic partnership

Fjord Line and Telenor Maritime extend strategic partnership

Austal Phillipines/Fjord Line

By Alex Smith | 15 April 2021

The agreement for onboard mobile services will be continued for five more years

Nakashima Propeller takes majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Nakashima Propeller takes majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Nakashima Propeller

By Alex Smith | 14 April 2021

The two companies will now offer packages of their products for the newbuilding and retrofit sectors

Crystal Endeavor to sail around Iceland in inaugural deployment

Crystal Endeavor to sail around Iceland in inaugural deployment

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 April 2021

First Crystal Expedition Cruises’ ship will depart from Reykjavik on 17 July

Valenciaport reduces emissions by 30 per cent

Valenciaport reduces emissions by 30 per cent

Port Authority of Valencia

By Alex Smith | 13 April 2021

A study of the port’s carbon footprint has been carried out since 2008

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 April 2021

The cruise line also announced new voyages onboard Silver Moon in June

ABB to supply power solution for 10 electric Lisbon ferries

ABB to supply power solution for 10 electric Lisbon ferries

Astilleros Gondán

By Alex Smith | 12 April 2021

Each vessel will transport up to 540 passengers across the Tagus river

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The ship will be the largest to depart from the British port

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The organisation will operate retail areas across P&O Cruises and Cunard fleets

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The vessel is the first of three new ships planned for the cruise line

Bromic Heating launches new range of marine heating solutions

Bromic Heating launches new range of marine heating solutions

Bromic Heating

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 April 2021

New products are designed to resist corrosion from marine environments
 

ABB marks 30-year anniversary of Azipod electric propulsion

ABB marks 30-year anniversary of Azipod electric propulsion

ABB

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

The system has logged over 20 million running hours in the past three decades

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

Shipbuilder also held a keel laying ceremony for Ocean Odyssey

Stena Line to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Stena Line to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 07 April 2021

Shipping company plans to launch fossil fuel-free Stena Elektra and two more E-flexer vessels

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America confirms new show dates

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America confirms new show dates

Elite Exhibitions

By Alex Smith | 07 April 2021

Event will now return to Miami, Florida on 28-29 October 2021

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The cruise line will restart sailings in Alaska and the Galapagos islands in June

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The river cruise line’s seven ships have begun sailing at 75 per cent capacity

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

T. Mariotti transports hull from its San Giorgio di Nogaro yard to its facilities in Genoa for final outfitting

Carnival Corporation and WTTC to host virtual Covid-19 summit

Carnival Corporation and WTTC to host virtual Covid-19 summit

iStock

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

Medical, epidemiological and public health experts will share latest insights on virus mitigation practices

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

German company becomes the first shipyard in the world to secure a newbuild order since the pandemic

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

New Quantum Ultra class-ship will begin homeporting in Haifa, Israel from May 2021

Wight Shipyard Co completes Red Funnel ferry project

Wight Shipyard Co completes Red Funnel ferry project

Wight Shipyard Co

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

Shipyard carried out an annual service, planned maintenance and selected upgrades

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

The indoor pool and dining venue has been redesigned to evoke the feel of a modern beach club

Irish Ferries to start new Dover-Calais service in June

Irish Ferries to start new Dover-Calais service in June

Justin Merrigan

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

Isle of Inishmore will initially operate the route and extra capacity will be added in the near future

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 March 2021

Brands are the latest in a line of operators resuming cruises around the British Isles

Inmarsat report outlines implications of IMO cybersecurity regulations

Inmarsat report outlines implications of IMO cybersecurity regulations

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 26 March 2021

The research suggests how cruise and ferry companies can meet their responsibilities

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 March 2021

The company will provide 45,000 tons of fuel for the three upcoming vessels

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 March 2021

Point-of-sale solution will enable guests to order food, beverages and more via a mobile device

Princess Cruises to offer UK summer cruises

Princess Cruises to offer UK summer cruises

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 March 2021

Regal Princess and Sky Princess will sail itineraries ranging from three to seven nights

New owners for marine interior outfitting firm Trimline

New owners for marine interior outfitting firm Trimline

Trimline

By Rebecca Gibson | 24 March 2021

Directors plan to enhance company's services with new technology and systems

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 March 2021

Hear from cruise and ferry leaders, ports, designers, suppliers, outfitters and others

Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park to reopen in June

Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park to reopen in June

British Virgin Islands Ports Authority

By Alex Smith | 23 March 2021

British Virgin Island will accept calls from vessels with fully vaccinated passengers and crew

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The vessel is scheduled to sail on its inaugural season around Europe in 2022

Celebrity Cruises to resume sailing in Caribbean in June

Celebrity Cruises to resume sailing in Caribbean in June

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The renovated Celebrity Millennium will sail roundtrip voyages from St. Maarten

TS Laevad reduces emissions with Blueflow system

TS Laevad reduces emissions with Blueflow system

DEIF

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The energy management system provides recommendations to lower fuel consumption

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 19 March 2021

 Becomes the sixth Royal-class ship to be built for the cruise line at the Monfalcone shipyard

Cunard to celebrate 100 years of world cruises with centenary sailings

Cunard to celebrate 100 years of world cruises with centenary sailings

Cunard

By Alex Smith | 19 March 2021

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will sail on two voyages around the world in 2023

MSC Cruises plans May restart for British Isles cruises

MSC Cruises plans May restart for British Isles cruises

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 March 2021

Operator to host vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests but carry out tests and health checks

Malta approves safety guidelines for continuation of cruising

Malta approves safety guidelines for continuation of cruising

Valletta Cruise Port

By Alex Smith | 18 March 2021

Valletta Cruise Port has been receiving calls weekly since August 2020

Swan Hellenic reveals cabin designs for SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic reveals cabin designs for SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 18 March 2021

The structure of the expedition cruise ship has been completed at Helsinki Shipyard

Albatros Expeditions claims new environmental performance record

Albatros Expeditions claims new environmental performance record

Albatros Expeditions

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 March 2021

Firm says Ocean Victory delivers lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger in the industry

P&O Cruises reveals details of summer voyages in the UK

P&O Cruises reveals details of summer voyages in the UK

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 17 March 2021

All passengers will need to have received two doses of an approved vaccine

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 March 2021

New vessels Borealis and Bolette will offer a series of scenic voyages that do not include port calls

Oceania Cruises to name new ship Vista when she debuts in 2023

Oceania Cruises to name new ship Vista when she debuts in 2023

Oceania Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 March 2021

The 1,200-guest vessel will be the first in the Allura class and offer several firsts for the brand

Dream Cruises welcomes 100,000th passenger since resuming operations

Dream Cruises welcomes 100,000th passenger since resuming operations

Dream Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 March 2021

The voyages began on 6 November 2020 as a safe travel option for Singaporeans

Viking to resume cruises along England's coast this May

Viking to resume cruises along England's coast this May

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 March 2021

Voyages will be offered exclusively to UK residents and be offered on new ship Viking Venus

Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Meyer Werft

By Alex Smith | 15 March 2021

The new Royal Caribbean ship is currently under construction by Meyer Werft

Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink

By Alex Smith | 12 March 2021

The ferry operator is completing a £5 million refit and maintenance programme

Crystal Cruises to be the first to sail from The Bahamas in July 2021

Crystal Cruises to be the first to sail from The Bahamas in July 2021

Crystal Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 March 2021

Crystal Serenity will be the first ocean vessel to sail from the Americas since March 2020

ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for Casco Bay Line ferry

ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for Casco Bay Line ferry

ABB

By Alex Smith | 12 March 2021

The operator’s new vessel will operate on the Portland to Peaks Island route along the Maine coast

Avalon Waterways eliminates single-use plastics in sustainability efforts

Avalon Waterways eliminates single-use plastics in sustainability efforts

Avalon Waterways

By Alex Smith | 11 March 2021

The river cruise line also outlined its environmental strategy up until 2023

P&O Cruises reveals Arvia’s onboard features

P&O Cruises reveals Arvia’s onboard features

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 March 2021

Attractions will include a high-ropes experience, minigolf and the SkyDome retractable roof

Domestic cruising could restart in the UK on 17 May, says UK Government

Domestic cruising could restart in the UK on 17 May, says UK Government
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2021

Reopening of the industry will align with the resumption of domestic and foreign holidays

Greentech in Shipping Virtual Forum focuses on maritime sustainability

Greentech in Shipping Virtual Forum focuses on maritime sustainability
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2021

The forum highlighted green technologies and the requirements for shipping’s sustainability

Third Virgin Voyages ship to be named Resilient Lady

Third Virgin Voyages ship to be named Resilient Lady

Virgin Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2021

Vessel is scheduled to spend her inaugural season in the Mediterranean when she debuts in summer 2022

MSC Cruises to introduce new speciality dining concepts

MSC Cruises to introduce new speciality dining concepts

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 08 March 2021

Hola! Tacos & Cantina and Indochine Restaurant will be two of MSC Virtuosa's five premium restaurants

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