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Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

The beginning of the ship’s construction was celebrated at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

Scenic Group and the 3. Maj Shipyard recently celebrated the occasion in Croatia

Seatrade Cruise Med announces programme for 2022

Seatrade Cruise Med announces programme for 2022

Alexander Awerin/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 01 July 2022

The event will feature two keynote sessions and a series of panels on Mediterranean cruising

Disney Cruise Line christens fifth ship Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line christens fifth ship Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 01 July 2022

A celebration at Port Canaveral featured musical performances and characters from Disney films

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2022

The ship is the first of the cruise line’s two purpose-built expedition vessels

Marella Voyager to feature exclusive facilities and designs

Marella Voyager to feature exclusive facilities and designs

Marella Cruises

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2022

New restaurants and bars will debut on the ship when it enters service in summer 2023

MSC World Europa to feature largest children’s area in fleet

MSC World Europa to feature largest children’s area in fleet

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 29 June 2022

The ship will include seven distinct spaces dedicated to different age groups

Port of Dover continues record-breaking cruise season

Port of Dover continues record-breaking cruise season

Dover Strait Shipping

By Alex Smith | 29 June 2022

The terminal will welcome over 25 cruise lines following additional investment in berths

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 28 June 2022

Shipbuilder sells ship by tender after sanction was imposed on leasing company GTLK Europe

Stockholm to operate first electric flying ferry

Stockholm to operate first electric flying ferry

Candela

By Alex Smith | 27 June 2022

The Candela P-12 Shuttle will reduce emissions and commuting times in the Swedish capital

Celebrity Cruises completes restart with departure of Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Cruises completes restart with departure of Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 June 2022

The ship set sail on a Caribbean itinerary from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

Viking Saturn floated out at Fincantieri shipyard

Viking Saturn floated out at Fincantieri shipyard

Viking

By Alex Smith | 24 June 2022

The ship is scheduled to debut in April 2023 with itineraries in Europe and the Mediterranean

Havila Capella to resume operations following court decision

Havila Capella to resume operations following court decision

Havila Voyages

By Alex Smith | 24 June 2022

The ship has been authorised by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, allowing it to sail again

Carnival to operate Costa Cruises ships in new joint programme

Carnival to operate Costa Cruises ships in new joint programme

Costa Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 23 June 2022

Costa Venezia will sail in North America in 2023, followed by Costa Firenze in 2024

P&O Cruises to launch first-ever escape room at sea onboard Arvia

P&O Cruises to launch first-ever escape room at sea onboard Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 23 June 2022

The immersive Mission Control experience is set within a submarine with 3D visualisation technology

Port of Bilbao welcomes 5,000 passengers in one day

Port of Bilbao  welcomes 5,000 passengers in one day

Port of Bilbao

By Alice Chambers | 23 June 2022

Enchanted Princess, Seabourn Ovation and MSC Virtuosa brought guests to explore the region

Sustainable Maritime Interiors report out now

Sustainable Maritime Interiors report out now
By Alice Chambers | 22 June 2022

Over 180 contributors from all interior disciplines share how they are developing greener ships

A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises brand and ships

A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises brand and ships
By Alex Smith | 22 June 2022

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will restart sailing in 2023 following refurbishment

Disney Wish arrives at homeport Port Canaveral

Disney Wish arrives at homeport Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral

By Alex Smith | 22 June 2022

The new Disney Cruise Line ship will offer three- and four-night itineraries to The Bahamas

Viken Group acquires design and architecture firm HotLab

Viken Group acquires design and architecture firm HotLab

Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2022

The company’s expertise in yacht design will be applied to future cruise ship projects

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2022

MSC World Europa completes sea trials, while MSC Euribia touches water for the first time

Costa Cruises christens Costa Toscana in the port of Barcelona

Costa Cruises christens Costa Toscana in the port of Barcelona

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 20 June 2022

Godmother and singer Chanel named the newest ship in Costa Cruises’ fleet

First Sustainable Design Summit opens for registration

First Sustainable Design Summit opens for registration

Benjamin Davies/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 20 June 2022

The event will bring together designers from across the aviation, hotel and cruise sectors

Västtrafik takes delivery of fourth battery-powered electric ferry

Västtrafik takes delivery of fourth battery-powered electric ferry

EST-Floattech

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2022

Eloise is a 33-metre, double-ended commuter ferry equipped with an EST-Floattech battery system

Scenic Cruises reveals progress in Scenic Eclipse II construction

Scenic Cruises reveals progress in Scenic Eclipse II construction

Scenic Cruises

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2022

A timelapse video from the cruise line highlights the onboard technology ahead of the ship’s float out

Chantiers de l’Atlantique contracts Almaco to provide catering solutions

Chantiers de l’Atlantique contracts Almaco to provide catering solutions

Almaco

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

The company will equip The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s two newbuilds, Ilma and Luminara

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

A traditional coin-laying ceremony was hosted at Meyer Turku shipyard on 15 June 2022

Costa Group forms new department focused on decarbonisation

Costa Group forms new department focused on decarbonisation

Costa Group

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

The research unit will develop a plan to help towards a zero-emission fleet by 2050

Construction begins on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 at Meyer Turku

Construction begins on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 at Meyer Turku
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2022

The first steel was cut for the newbuild by CEO Wybcke Meier at the Finnish shipyard

Costa Luminosa transfers to Carnival Cruise Line fleet

Costa Luminosa transfers to Carnival Cruise Line fleet

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 June 2022

The ship will begin operating as Carnival Luminosa in November 2022 from Brisbane, Australia

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

The ship was added to Azamara’s fleet following extensive refitting

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings report highlights sustainability efforts

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings report highlights sustainability efforts

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

The 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report is part of the Sail & Sustain programme

Marin rethinks design process and energy management for vessels

Marin rethinks design process and energy management for vessels
By Alice Chambers | 13 June 2022

Optiwise project aims to help passenger ship operators and others improve energy savings

Holland America Line celebrates as full fleet resumes service

Holland America Line celebrates as full fleet resumes service

Holland America Line

By Alice Chambers | 13 June 2022

Westerdam completed the brand’s return to operations, having departed for Alaska on 12 June

Windstar Cruises debuts newly renovated Star Pride

Windstar Cruises debuts newly renovated Star Pride

Windstar Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 10 June 2022

The yacht departed for Barcelona on 9 June 2022 and completes the Star Plus Class fleet

Carnival reveals The Gateway as final zone onboard Carnival Celebration

Carnival reveals The Gateway as final zone onboard Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 10 June 2022

The promenade features multimedia virtual windows and destination-inspired entertainment

ABB to lead turnkey project for largest shore-to-ship solution in France

ABB to lead turnkey project for largest shore-to-ship solution in France

ABB

By Alex Smith | 09 June 2022

The Port of Toulon is installing Shore Connection technology to provide power to passenger ships

MSC Cruises’ sustainability report highlights progress in practices

MSC Cruises’ sustainability report highlights progress in practices

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 09 June 2022

The cruise line has taken steps to reduce emissions and invest in sustainable tourism

MedCruise 60th General Assembly concludes in Palamós and Roses

MedCruise 60th General Assembly concludes in Palamós and Roses

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 08 June 2022

More than 600 B2Bs, workshops, meetings and discussion panels were organised across three days

Ponant resumes service with full 12-ship fleet

Ponant resumes service with full 12-ship fleet

Ponant

By Alex Smith | 08 June 2022

Le Soléal, set sail from Broome, Australia, to travel through the Kimberley region

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!
By Alice Chambers | 07 June 2022

Hear from cruise and ferry executives, designers, suppliers, outfitters and other key players

Explora Journeys appoints first captain of Explora I

Explora Journeys appoints first captain of Explora I

Explora Journeys

By Alex Smith | 07 June 2022

Captain Serena Melani will take the helm of the line’s first ship when it enters service in 2023

Atlas Ocean Voyages to homeport in Panama during 2022-2023

Atlas Ocean Voyages to homeport in Panama during 2022-2023

Atlas Ocean Voyages

By Alex Smith | 07 June 2022

The cruise line will run at least four new homeport operations throughout the cruise season

MSC Cruises returns to complete cruise operations

MSC Cruises returns to complete cruise operations

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 06 June 2022

The cruise line’s entire fleet is now back in service, following the return of MSC Musica

Heineken launches new lager for sale onboard cruise ships and ferries

Heineken launches new lager for sale onboard cruise ships and ferries

Heineken

By Alice Chambers | 06 June 2022

The Dutch brewing company has developed Heineken Silver to be suitable for several occasions

Telenor Maritime provide connectivity for Ambassador Cruise Line

Telenor Maritime provide connectivity for Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 01 June 2022

The company has advised on the design and installation of the cruise line’s network

Australian cruises resume with departure of Pacific Explorer

Australian cruises resume with departure of Pacific Explorer

Carnival Australia

By Alex Smith | 01 June 2022

P&O Cruises Australia's ship left Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal on a four-night roundtrip voyage

Explora Journeys floats out first ship at Fincantieri shipyard

Explora Journeys floats out first ship at Fincantieri shipyard

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 31 May 2022

The first of four planned vessels, Explora I, is scheduled to be delivered at the end of May 2023

Viking begins inaugural season in North American Great Lakes

Viking begins inaugural season in North American Great Lakes

Viking

By Alex Smith | 30 May 2022

The 378-guest Viking Octantis will remain in the region until early October 2022

New Alaskan cruise port to be opened in Klawock

New Alaskan cruise port to be opened in Klawock

Na-Dena

By Alex Smith | 27 May 2022

The destination is scheduled to receive its first cruise call on 24 May 2023

Speedcast adds new capacity to unified global platform

Speedcast adds new capacity to unified global platform

Speedcast

By Alex Smith | 27 May 2022

Additional growth follows increasing demand from the cruise markets the company serves

ESPO and Interferry to join forces on sustainable priorities

ESPO and Interferry to join forces on sustainable priorities

ESPO/Interferry

By Alice Chambers | 26 May 2022

The programme will promote the provision and use of onshore power supply for ferries in Europe

Telenor Maritime provides connectivity for Storylines

Telenor Maritime provides connectivity for Storylines

Telenor Maritime

By Alice Chambers | 26 May 2022

The communication company now provides global network coverage for residential ship Narrative

A sustainable solution to cruise lighting

A sustainable solution to cruise lighting
By Matt Swiergon | 25 May 2022

Beadlight’s LED lights not only provide an ambient setting for guests, but they are also an energy-efficient option for cruise lines

Beadlight’s LED lights are an energy-efficient option for cruise lines

Royal Caribbean and Carnival partner with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center

Royal Caribbean and Carnival partner with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center

Royal Caribbean Group & Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 25 May 2022

The agreement will commit the company to collaborating on development of zero carbon technologies

Study finds US travellers value companions over destinations

Study finds US travellers value companions over destinations

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 25 May 2022

Research by the University of Florida and Carnival Cruise Line uncovers new priorities

DocGo to assist with on-ship healthcare for Carnival Corporation

DocGo to assist with on-ship healthcare for Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation

By Alice Chambers | 24 May 2022

The company will provide care at eight ports across USA, Canada, England and Australia

MSC World Europa to be MSC Cruises’ most energy-efficient vessel

MSC World Europa to be MSC Cruises’ most energy-efficient vessel

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 24 May 2022

The LNG ship will have catalytic reduction systems, shore-to-ship power capability, and more

Alaska Railroad plans to improve cruise facilities in Seward

Alaska Railroad plans to improve cruise facilities in Seward

Luke Davis

By Alice Chambers | 23 May 2022

The Alaska State Legislature has authorised the project, which is now awaiting government approval

Carnival celebrates it two millionth guest since restarting operations

Carnival celebrates it two millionth guest since restarting operations

Carnival

By Alice Chambers | 23 May 2022

The cruise line has resumed operations on 22 of its 25 ships

Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2022

The platform will simplify the booking process and improve sales, marketing and revenue management

P&O Cruises unveils Grand Atrium design onboard Arvia

P&O Cruises unveils Grand Atrium design onboard Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 20 May 2022

The space, created by Jennifer deVere-Hopkins, will be used for dining, relaxing and entertainment

Resorts World Cruises to debut on 15 June 2022

Resorts World Cruises to debut on 15 June 2022

Resorts World Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 19 May 2022

The new Asian luxury brand will offer itineraries to Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

Viking Mars officially named at private ceremony in Malta

Viking Mars officially named at private ceremony in Malta

Viking

By Alice Chambers | 19 May 2022

Godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon attended the ceremony via video from Highclere Castle in Wales

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 18 May 2022

The agreement will aim to increase cruise calls to the islands and develop new experiences

Seattle, Vancouver and Juneau to explore ‘green corridor’

Seattle, Vancouver and Juneau to explore ‘green corridor’

Port of Seattle

By Alex Smith | 18 May 2022

Zero greenhouse gas emission solutions would be demonstrated along the maritime route

Orcan Energy launches new marine waste heat solution

Orcan Energy launches new marine waste heat solution

Orcan Energy

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2022

Each module can produce up to 200 kilowatts of electricity from onboard heat sources

Carnival Cruise Line breaks ground on new Bahamas cruise port

Carnival Cruise Line breaks ground on new Bahamas cruise port

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2022

The new destination on the south side of Grand Bahama Island is expected to open in late 2024

Royal Caribbean Group updates its ESG framework

Royal Caribbean Group updates its ESG framework

Silversea Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 16 May 2022

The organisation releases new sustainability report and focuses on supporting communities, the environment and its employees

Solarglide commits to UNFCCC Race to Zero

Solarglide commits to UNFCCC Race to Zero

Solarglide

By Alice Chambers | 16 May 2022

Marine blind specialist aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2025

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

NFL player named the ship in a ceremony during its inaugural cruise

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

The new cruise ship will sail to Valletta, Malta, ahead of its christening ceremony 

Cruise Baltic implements sustainability initiatives

Cruise Baltic implements sustainability initiatives

Kärt Hennoste

By Alice Chambers | 12 May 2022

The organisation envisions cruising will be a sustainable vacation choice by 2030

Valiant Lady to head to Barcelona for the summer season

Valiant Lady to head to Barcelona for the summer season

Virgin Voyages

By Alice Chambers | 12 May 2022

Virgin Voyages’ second ship will offer seven-night itineraries across the Mediterranean

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

Dan Freeman/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces restrictions will lift by end of July

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The multiple-time world champion and Olympic medallist will christen the ship in Fort Lauderdale

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The expedition ship sailed from Vancouver on the first of a series of 12- and 13-day voyages

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2022

The season was started on 21 April and is expected to last until 14 November

MSC Cruises to minimise environmental impact of excursions

MSC Cruises to minimise environmental impact of excursions

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2022

The summer programme will total nearly 1,400 tours, the cruise line’s largest ever offering

CSI announces new cruise conversations, speakers and sessions

CSI announces new cruise conversations, speakers and sessions

CSI

By Alice Chambers | 09 May 2022

Cruise Conversations Live includes a keynote speech and sustainability-focused talks

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys

By Alice Chambers | 09 May 2022

The cruise line’s second ship is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2024

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2022

Portuguese agency delivers support across the Mid-Atlantic region following pandemic

Emerald Cruises appoints Sarah Wikevand as godmother for new ship

Emerald Cruises appoints Sarah Wikevand as godmother for new ship

Emerald Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 05 May 2022

The cruise specialist will christen Emerald Azzurra in Venice, Italy, on 28 May 2022

Cunard reveals cruise itineraries for October 2023 to May 2024

Cunard reveals cruise itineraries for October 2023 to May 2024

Cunard

By Alice Chambers | 05 May 2022

The scheduled cruises vary from two-night city breaks to a 108-night world voyage

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway release update for Itinerary Planner

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway release update for Itinerary Planner

Cruise Baltic

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2022

The tool can be used by cruise lines to check port availability and congestion levels for their itineraries

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Cruises

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2022

An official ceremony was led by Azamara president Carol Cabezas and godmother Beth Santos

Silversea’s Silver Nova to feature new asymmetrical design

Silversea’s Silver Nova to feature new asymmetrical design

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 03 May 2022

The ship will feature a reimagined pool area and additional outdoor venues

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 03 May 2022

Carnival Splendor became the final ship to welcome guests back onboard as she set sail from Seattle

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2022

Two Azipod units will be delivered to Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for mega yachts

TDoS establishes Viken Group and acquires Thalia Marine

TDoS establishes Viken Group and acquires Thalia Marine

Pexels/@cottonbro

By Alice Chambers | 28 April 2022

Firms will work both independently and collaboratively on maritime projects

Ulstein develops new concept for zero-emission vessel

Ulstein develops new concept for zero-emission vessel

UIstein

By Alice Chambers | 28 April 2022

The Sif ship will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor to generate clean electricity

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2022

Ships owned by Quasar Expeditions and Kleintours will be served by the maritime broadband service

YSA Design uses new modelling software for cruise ship design

YSA Design uses new modelling software for cruise ship design

YSA Design

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2022

Revit data-based tools and building information modelling have been used for initial ship design

Arnold Donald steps down from Carnival Corporation roles

Arnold Donald steps down from Carnival Corporation roles

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2022

Chief operations office Josh Weinstein to assume role following Donald’s nine-year tenure

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings aims for net zero by 2050

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings aims for net zero by 2050

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2022

The cruise company plans to reduce carbon intensity, invest in technology and offset carbon

Havila Voyages takes delivery of Havila Castor

Havila Voyages takes delivery of Havila Castor

Havila Voyages

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2022

The new ship is the second to join the Norwegian cruise line’s fleet on the Bergen to Kirkenes route

Princess chooses four TV stars as godparents for Discovery Princess

Princess chooses four TV stars as godparents for Discovery Princess

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 April 2022

Randy Fenoli, Adam Savage, Alex Guarnaschelli and Page Turner will name ship in Los Angeles in April 

Atlantic Canada welcomes the return of cruise ships

Atlantic Canada welcomes the return of cruise ships

Cruise Atlantic Canada

By Alice Chambers | 25 April 2022

Viking Octantis’s call at Port of Charlottetown was first in region for two years

MSC Cruises to launch MSC Seascape in New York

MSC Cruises to launch MSC Seascape in New York

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 22 April 2022

The line’s new US flagship will be officially named on 7 December at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Cruising returns to Guernsey after two-year pause

Cruising returns to Guernsey after two-year pause

Visit Guernsey

By Alex Smith | 22 April 2022

Hanseatic Spirit arrived at St Peter Port for the first of 84 scheduled cruise calls

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