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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

Trimline completes Mein Schiff 4 refurbishment

Trimline completes Mein Schiff 4 refurbishment
By Alex Smith | 13 March 2020

11-day refit saw renovation of two restaurants, bar and lounge

Stena Edda sails maiden voyage across the Irish Sea

Stena Edda sails maiden voyage across the Irish Sea
By Alex Smith | 13 March 2020

Ferry is the largest ever to sail on the Belfast to Liverpool route

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo launches European edition

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo launches European edition
By Alex Smith | 12 March 2020

Inaugural event will take place at the ExCeL in London, UK from 2-3 December 2020

MAN Energy Solutions to supply engines for Tallink Grupp newbuild

MAN Energy Solutions to supply engines for Tallink Grupp newbuild
By Alex Smith | 12 March 2020

Dual-fuel engines will power MyStar when she enters service in 2022

SpecTec Cruise partners with Carnival Corporation

SpecTec Cruise partners with Carnival Corporation
By Alex Smith | 11 March 2020

Company will implement its asset management software solution across cruise corporation’s fleet

Havila Voyages to outfit new ships with Norwegian furniture

Havila Voyages to outfit new ships with Norwegian furniture
By Alex Smith | 11 March 2020

All public areas, cafes and restaurants onboard the vessels will be furnished by Norwegian companies

New technology to go on show at Posidonia 2020

New technology to go on show at Posidonia 2020
By Alex Smith | 11 March 2020

Start-ups will display their solutions for a range of fields across the marine industry

AmaWaterways to build new river cruise ship

AmaWaterways to build new river cruise ship
By Alex Smith | 10 March 2020

AmaDahlia will sail voyages along the Nile River from September 2021

Silversea Cruises extends partnership with Telenor Maritime

Silversea Cruises extends partnership with Telenor Maritime
By Alex Smith | 10 March 2020

Global communications operator will continue providing 3G services to the line’s ships until 2023

Brittany Ferries acquires part of Condor Ferries

Brittany Ferries acquires part of Condor Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 March 2020

Operator will continue to provide services between Guernsey, Jersey, the UK and St Malo in France

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

The battery will help meet demand during the peak season for river cruise calls to the city

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

Celebrity Edge embarked on the landmark voyage on International Women’s Day

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2020

Hurtigruten visits UK port ahead of starting homeporting in Dover for the first time in 2021

Adam Goldstein departs Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Adam Goldstein departs Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Alex Smith | 06 March 2020

Vice chairman leaves cruise company after 32 years but will remain global chairman of CLIA

Holistica Destinations to develop Bahamian locations

Holistica Destinations to develop Bahamian locations
By Alex Smith | 06 March 2020

Venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises and ITM group will invest US$300 million in project

Climeon to install systems on Havila Kystruten ships

Climeon to install systems on Havila Kystruten ships
By Alex Smith | 05 March 2020

The company’s technology will allow waste heat to be recovered onboard the four vessels

ABB’s onboard solutions receive verification from DNV GL

ABB’s onboard solutions receive verification from DNV GL
By Alex Smith | 05 March 2020

Vessel is the industry’s first to achieve compliance under the classification society’s framework

IMO establishes Department for Partnerships and Projects

IMO establishes Department for Partnerships and Projects
By Alex Smith | 04 March 2020

New department will support member states as they tackle key issues within international shipping

British Virgin Islands launches BVI Now app

British Virgin Islands launches BVI Now app
By Alex Smith | 04 March 2020

The travel app provides cruise guests with an updated listing of businesses on the islands

Stena Edda arrives in Northern Ireland

Stena Edda arrives in Northern Ireland
By Alex Smith | 03 March 2020

The ferry undertook final trials in Belfast Harbour before she enters service

Keel laid for Russia’s first LNG-powered passenger ship

Keel laid for Russia’s first LNG-powered passenger ship
By Alex Smith | 03 March 2020

River vessel has been built as part of an action plan signed by Gazprom and Zelenodolsk Plant 

Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships

Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 03 March 2020

Lightweight alternative will be used to the upper sections of cruise line’s new ships

Celebrity Silhouette completes extensive refit

Celebrity Silhouette completes extensive refit
By Alex Smith | 02 March 2020

The ship is the fourth to be modernised as part of ‘The Celebrity Revolution’ renovation programme

TT-Line cancels contract with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

TT-Line cancels contract with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
By Alex Smith | 02 March 2020

Rauma Marine Constructions has signed an agreement to construct new Spirit of Tasmania ships

Austal reveals Queen Beetle trimaran ferry

Austal reveals Queen Beetle trimaran ferry
By Alex Smith | 28 February 2020

The 83-metre vessel is under construction for Japanese operator JR Kyushu Jet Ferry

Carnival Maritime implements Wärtsilä Navi-Port solution

Carnival Maritime implements Wärtsilä Navi-Port solution
By Alex Smith | 28 February 2020

Wärtsilä partnered with Carnival Maritime and HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Centre for the project

Piraeus begins cruise terminal expansion project

Piraeus begins cruise terminal expansion project
By Alex Smith | 28 February 2020

The Greek port inaugurated the development with a ceremony at the terminal

Regent Seven Seas Cruises christens Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises christens Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 27 February 2020

Godmother Christie Brinkley blessed the ship at a ceremony featuring a concert by singer Seal

Quark Expeditions releases first annual Sustainability Report

Quark Expeditions releases first annual Sustainability Report
By Alex Smith | 27 February 2020

Report provides analysis of the company’s Polar Promise strategy for responsible polar travel

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021
By Alex Smith | 26 February 2020

Disney Magic will explore the Mediterranean and call at several new European ports 

Nippon Paint Marine provides coating for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Nippon Paint Marine provides coating for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
By Alex Smith | 26 February 2020

A-LF-Sea antifouling system will be applied to 13 ships operating for the cruise company’s brands

Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia

Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia
By Alex Smith | 25 February 2020

Fleet Xpress service will be provided for vessels operating in the country’s waters

Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group sign research agreement

Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group sign research agreement
By Alex Smith | 25 February 2020

Study will investigate technologies for improved efficiency of energy systems, especially shore power

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Celebrations in Savona, Italy, featured the ship’s godmother Penélope Cruz

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

The cruise line’s first ship will call at Liverpool before sailing to Miami for its inaugural voyage

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

Island Discovery and Island Aurora will enter service in mid-2020

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

Lindblad Expeditions’ first purpose-built polar expedition ship is set for delivery in March 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

US$100 million renovation sees changes to all staterooms, dining venues and public areas

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

20-year deal will give the line receive priority docking at the US port for a per-passenger fee

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Ferry is the first of three to be refurbished in a £3.9 million (US$5.07 million) investment

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Cruise line commits to offsetting direct carbon emissions as first ship enters fleet

Tersan Shipyard to build two ships for Havila Kystruten

Tersan Shipyard to build two ships for Havila Kystruten
By Alex Smith | 17 February 2020

Havila Pollux and Havila Polaris will be capable of sailing emission-free for four hours

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club
By Alex Smith | 17 February 2020

The cruise line signs agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Don’t forget to vote for your Ship of the Year before 24 February!

Don’t forget to vote for your Ship of the Year before 24 February!
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 February 2020

Look at our shortlist and let us know which of the game-changing passenger vessels deserves to win

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

New Fjord Line vessel is the largest by volume ever constructed by the shipbuilder

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

Vessels will carry tourists visiting Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago from July 2020

MSC Cruises and Abu Dhabi Ports sign berthing agreement

MSC Cruises and Abu Dhabi Ports sign berthing agreement
By Alex Smith | 13 February 2020

Cruise line to receive preferential berthing rights at Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas Island

Celebrity Apex successfully completes sea trial

Celebrity Apex successfully completes sea trial
By Alex Smith | 13 February 2020

Ship returns to Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard following test in strong wind and waves

Posidonia set for biggest-ever conference in 2020

Posidonia set for biggest-ever conference in 2020
By Alex Smith | 12 February 2020

Over 2,000 exhibitors will fill the Athens Metropolitan Expo to discuss sulphur emissions and more

Meyer Turku lays keels for Costa Toscana

Meyer Turku lays keels for Costa Toscana
By Alex Smith | 12 February 2020

Costa Cruises celebrated the beginning of hull assembly with a ceremony at the shipyard

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems
By Alex Smith | 11 February 2020

Software developer will deliver its BOOKIT system for the line’s passenger and freight vessels

Silver Whisper becomes first ship to visit Antarctica on a world cruise

Silver Whisper becomes first ship to visit Antarctica on a world cruise
By Alex Smith | 11 February 2020

Silversea’s ultra-luxury vessel met Silver Cloud in Wilhelmina Bay

Record number of cruise guests visit the Baltic Sea

Record number of cruise guests visit the Baltic Sea
By Alex Smith | 10 February 2020

Cruise Baltic Market Review shows number of passengers and calls grew in 2019

Virgin Voyages reveals ‘The Band’ accessory

Virgin Voyages reveals ‘The Band’ accessory
By Alex Smith | 07 February 2020

Wearable technology allows for cabin access, faster boarding and onboard purchases

Tallink Silja bartender wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition 2020

Tallink Silja bartender wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 February 2020

Torbjörn Liljehammar will now represent the cruise industry at the global finals in the US this May

Saga to christen Spirit of Adventure in Portsmouth this August

Saga to christen Spirit of Adventure in Portsmouth this August
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 February 2020

This will be the first time that the UK port has hosted a cruise ship naming ceremony

Austal Australia launches Bajamar Express

Austal Australia launches Bajamar Express
By Alex Smith | 06 February 2020

Trimaran ferry will operate for Fred. Olsen Express in the Canary Islands

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 February 2020

Stena Nautica began providing two daily departures between Grenaa and Halmstad this February

Silversea Cruises chooses Gaia Gaja as godmother for Silver Moon

Silversea Cruises chooses Gaia Gaja as godmother for Silver Moon
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 February 2020

Fifth-generation owner of renowned Italian winery will name the newbuild in Trieste this August

Princess Cruises expands partnership with SES Networks

Princess Cruises expands partnership with SES Networks
By Alex Smith | 04 February 2020

Cruise line will gain access to the O3b mPOWER network to augment its MedallionClass ships

Lindblad Expeditions to have first self-disinfecting cruise fleet

Lindblad Expeditions to have first self-disinfecting cruise fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 February 2020

ACTGlobal cleaning system cut guest illness by 50% and water use by 1.1 million gallons during trial

Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes delivery of Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes delivery of Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 03 February 2020

Construction of the luxury cruise line’s fifth ship completed at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard

BC Ferries awards contract for new Salish-class vessel

BC Ferries awards contract for new Salish-class vessel
By Alex Smith | 03 February 2020

Remontowa Shipbuilding will build an additional LNG-fuelled ferry to enter service in 2022

Celebrity Cruises cuts first steel for Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises cuts first steel for Celebrity Beyond
By Alex Smith | 31 January 2020

Ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique marks start of third Edge-class ship’s construction

Seatrade Cruise Global reveals keynote panellists and themes

Seatrade Cruise Global reveals keynote panellists and themes
By Alex Smith | 31 January 2020

Session will open the world’s largest cruise industry event in Miami this April

Austal to construct catamaran for STGM Mauritius

Austal to construct catamaran for STGM Mauritius
By Alex Smith | 30 January 2020

Contract for 41-metre high-speed vessel is worth US$10.7 million

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes repair programme

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes repair programme
By Alex Smith | 30 January 2020

Work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Magellan, Marco Polo and Astor took place over five weeks

Celebrity Cruises reveals new Celebrity Apex features

Celebrity Cruises reveals new Celebrity Apex features
By Alex Smith | 29 January 2020

Alex Smith reports back following a tour of the cruise line’s newest ship, as he was given a preview of the new entertainment, wellness and culinary offerings that will be available onboard.

Cruise line showcased new entertainment line-up and cut steel for Celebrity Beyond at shipyard event

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2020

Wind Surf's new accommodation is thought to be the first of its kind in the world 

CMV to name new ships after pioneering female adventurers

CMV to name new ships after pioneering female adventurers
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2020

The two vessels will transfer from P&O Cruises Australia's fleet and start service in 2021

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2020

Images show double-ended design, panoramic windows and a revolutionary hull shape

New cruise berth near completion in Greenock

New cruise berth near completion in Greenock
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Scotland’s Inverclyde Council has invested almost £15 million to bring more vessels to the port

Port Royal welcomes first cruise ship in over 40 years

Port Royal welcomes first cruise ship in over 40 years
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Marella Discovery 2 helps Port Authority of Jamaica to inaugurate new cruise port

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Team will revitalise several passenger areas and perform technical upgrades on Silja Europe

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