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Keel laid for Tallink Grupp’s MyStar by Rauma Marine Constructions

Keel laid for Tallink Grupp’s MyStar by Rauma Marine Constructions
Tallink Grupp
By Alex Smith | 21 September 2020

The event was live streamed from the shipyard in Rauma, Finland

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

The bill will lead to development of a roadmap for the safe resumption of cruising across the USA

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship
Seabourn
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

Ultra-luxury cruise vessel will be a sister to Seabourn Venture and is set to debut in 2022

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen 

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Danish port was one of the first in the world to welcome cruise vessels after the industry shutdown

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships
Carnival Cruise Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination will help brand remove less efficient ships from fleet

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2020

The facility has a 430-metre-long berth and can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods
ABB Marine & Ports
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Technology will cut fuel consumption, while maximising vessel manoeuvrability

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall
Erik Gaven
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Norwegian Public Roads Administration opens a step bridge above the waterfall in Eidfjord

Discover Ferries appoints new leadership team

Discover Ferries appoints new leadership team
Discover Ferries
By Alex Smith | 14 September 2020

The industry body has appointed Abby Penlington as director and Nigel Wonnacott as chair 

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order
Wight Shipyard Company
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 September 2020

Isle of Wight-based shipbuilder delivers four ferries to Maltese tour operator Captain Morgan

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment
Long Haul Spa
By Alex Smith | 11 September 2020

The equipment has been can be customised with cruise line branding

PortMiami moves forward with expansion projects

PortMiami moves forward with expansion projects
PortMiami
By Alex Smith | 10 September 2020

Miami-Dade County has issued US$335 million to the port for cruise developments

Cruise industry invests US$23.5 billion in green technology, says CLIA

Cruise industry invests US$23.5 billion in green technology, says CLIA
Unsplash/Anastasia Taioglou
By Alex Smith | 10 September 2020

The annual report highlights progress that the cruise industry has made to reduce emissions

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 September 2020

The app will be used to help with social distancing and minimising common touchpoints 

Brombach + Gess develops BALUSTRADEmove solution

Brombach + Gess develops BALUSTRADEmove solution
Brombach + Gess
By Alex Smith | 09 September 2020

The system can be installed on ships’ outdoor terraces or sundecks for wind protection

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 September 2020

The magazine is packed with exclusive insights from stakeholders across the passenger shipping industry

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals sailings for Bolette

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals sailings for Bolette
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 08 September 2020

The new ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Southampton on 5 March 2021

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages
Havila Kystruten
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 September 2020

New LNG- and battery-powered cruise ships are to be delivered to Norwegian operator in early 2021

Estonia’s first hybrid passenger vessel returns to service

Estonia’s first hybrid passenger vessel returns to service
Port of Tallinn
By Alex Smith | 07 September 2020

TS Laevad’s Tõll has been retrofitted with batteries to allow her to be powered partially by electricity

Foreship’s ‘Project Hygiea’ deployed onboard cruise ship

Foreship’s ‘Project Hygiea’ deployed onboard cruise ship
Foreship
By Alex Smith | 04 September 2020

The Covid-19 response plan has been verified by classification society Bureau Veritas

Genting Cruise Lines forms partnership with Sanya CBD

Genting Cruise Lines forms partnership with Sanya CBD
Dream Cruises
By Alex Smith | 03 September 2020

Company will develop domestic cruise itineraries from the Chinese province of Hainan

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz
American Cruise Lines
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2020

Vessel is the third modern riverboat to join American Cruise Lines' fleet in the past two years

Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials

Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 01 September 2020

The ship sailed between Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona and Trieste, Italy

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project
Damen Shipyards Group
By Alex Smith | 28 August 2020

The ferry operates a service for Rederij Doeksen across the Wadden Sea

Costa Cruises obtains RINA Biosafety Trust Certification

Costa Cruises obtains RINA Biosafety Trust Certification
Costa Cruises
By Alex Smith | 27 August 2020

The company is the first to earn the accreditation for its onboard biological risk prevention system

Silversea’s Silver Spirit receives CIP-M certification from DNV GL

Silversea’s Silver Spirit receives CIP-M certification from DNV GL
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 27 August 2020

The vessel is the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail with the accreditation

Brittany Ferries’ Galicia to sail between UK and Spain

Brittany Ferries’ Galicia to sail between UK and Spain
Brittany Ferries
By Alex Smith | 26 August 2020

The new ship is nearing completion at CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be named Carnival Celebration

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be named Carnival Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 25 August 2020

The second Excel-class vessel will debut from PortMiami in November 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to replace older vessels with Bolette and Borealis

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to replace older vessels with Bolette and Borealis
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 24 August 2020

Boudicca and Black Watch will be retired as the company prepares to welcome new ships to fleet

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 21 August 2020

The new vessel will be the cruise line's longest vessel when she is launched in summer 2021

Diamond Princess to sail maiden season in 2021

Diamond Princess to sail maiden season in 2021
Princess Cruises
By Alex Smith | 20 August 2020

The ship will be deployed in South America and Antarctica

The Port of Tarragona lays first caisson of Balears Wharf

The Port of Tarragona lays first caisson of Balears Wharf
Port of Tarragona
By Alex Smith | 19 August 2020

Eleven caissons are being manufactured on the Mar del Aneto floating dock

Sourcetoad releases 2020 Cruise Mobile App Annual Report

Sourcetoad releases 2020 Cruise Mobile App Annual Report
Sourcetoad
By Alex Smith | 17 August 2020

The report outlines the trends and features in cruise ships apps

AIDA Cruises to resume cruise operations

AIDA Cruises to resume cruise operations
AIDA Cruises
By Alex Smith | 13 August 2020

The first sailing from Kiel, Germany will depart on 6 September

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association revises competition rules

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association revises competition rules
Unsplash/Michel Paz
By Alex Smith | 12 August 2020

The teams in the student design competition will now have to consider the impact of Covid-19

Marella Cruises outlines health plans for future cruising

Marella Cruises outlines health plans for future cruising
Marella Cruises
By Alex Smith | 11 August 2020

Cruise line hopes that Marella Explorer will set sail from Corfu on 2 October

Schottel to provide propulsion for new Oceanwide Expeditions ship

Schottel to provide propulsion for new Oceanwide Expeditions ship
Oceanwide Expeditions
By Alex Smith | 11 August 2020

Janssonius is the second expedition vessel the cruise line has ordered from Brodosplit

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September
Costa Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 August 2020

Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema will sail to ports in the Mediterranean

MSC Cruises to return to service in August

MSC Cruises to return to service in August
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2020

MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will offer seven-night cruises to five different destinations

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to use Havana as new turnaround port

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to use Havana as new turnaround port
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2020

The cruise line is relaunching its Caribbean itineraries for next year

World Heritage Cruises catamaran under construction

World Heritage Cruises catamaran under construction
Incat Crowther
By Alex Smith | 07 August 2020

The Incat Crowther-designed vessel is scheduled to launch before the end of 2020

Guidance issued for resuming cruise operations in the EU

Guidance issued for resuming cruise operations in the EU
By Alex Smith | 06 August 2020

The new guidelines have been developed to facilitate a safe restart for cruising

Costa Cruises introduces Costa Safety Protocol

Costa Cruises introduces Costa Safety Protocol
Costa Cruises
By Alex Smith | 06 August 2020

The new health and safety measures will support the cruise line’s return to operation

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers launches in London

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers launches in London
Uber by Thames Clippers
By Alex Smith | 05 August 2020

Passengers will be able to book tickets for the service on the Uber app

Carnival Corporation delivers retired ships for recycling in Turkey

Carnival Corporation delivers retired ships for recycling in Turkey
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 05 August 2020

Company worked with Bellona Foundation and Sea2Cradle to create approach for dismantling ships

MSC Cruises outlines company’s health and safety protocols

MSC Cruises outlines company’s health and safety protocols
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 04 August 2020

New measures have been designed to protect the health of guests following the resumption of sailing

UnCruise Adventures resumes sailing in Alaska

UnCruise Adventures resumes sailing in Alaska
UnCruise Adventures
By Alex Smith | 04 August 2020

Small-ship cruise line’s first sailing departs from Juneau with 37 passengers

Holland America Line changes name of newbuild to Rotterdam

Holland America Line changes name of newbuild to Rotterdam
Holland America Line
By Alex Smith | 03 August 2020

The vessel will now be designated the cruise line’s new flagship upon delivery on 30 July 2021

MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group to operate Palumbo Malta shipyard

MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group to operate Palumbo Malta shipyard
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 31 July 2020

Joint venture will see shipyard receive upgrades and intensify its specialism in cruise shipping

Crystal Cruises celebrates 30th anniversary

Crystal Cruises celebrates 30th anniversary
Crystal Cruises
By Alex Smith | 29 July 2020

First vessel, Crystal Harmony, set sail on inaugural cruise in July 1990

Dream Cruises launches Flexi-Feast dining concept

Dream Cruises launches Flexi-Feast dining concept
Dream Cruises
By Alex Smith | 29 July 2020

Guests will be able to redeem vouchers for set meals on a flexible schedule

Saga’s Spirit of Adventure floated out at Meyer Werft

Saga’s Spirit of Adventure floated out at Meyer Werft
Saga
By Alex Smith | 28 July 2020

The cruise line’s second purpose-built boutique ship is scheduled for delivery in the autumn

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022
Viking
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2020

136-day itinerary will visit 27 countries and 56 ports, including overnights in 11 cities

Carnival Cruise Line updates plan for fleet

Carnival Cruise Line updates plan for fleet
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2020

Second LNG Excel-class ship confirmed for 2022, while two Fantasy-class ships have been sold

Seatrade Cruise launches Seatrade Cruise Talks

Seatrade Cruise launches Seatrade Cruise Talks
Unsplash/Dylan Ferreira
By Alex Smith | 24 July 2020

A virtual series of discussions will share insights into the issues impacting the cruise industry

Crystal Cruises introduces Crystal Clean+ protocols

Crystal Cruises introduces Crystal Clean+ protocols
Crystal Cruises
By Alex Smith | 24 July 2020

Safety measures will be implemented onboard the cruise line's ocean ships when they begin sailing

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe
AmaWaterways
By Alex Smith | 23 July 2020

AmaKristina will sail a series of cruises in Germany with local guests

IGGS Group to host Euro-American Shipping Forum

IGGS Group to host Euro-American Shipping Forum
IGGS Group
By Alex Smith | 22 July 2020

The online event for European and North American shipowners will take place from 15-16 September

Swan Hellenic to relaunch with new expedition ship in 2021

Swan Hellenic to relaunch with new expedition ship in 2021
Swan Hellenic
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2020

New consortium purchases British-born cruise line and plans first cruises to Antarctica

Cruise & Maritime Voyages enters administration

Cruise & Maritime Voyages enters administration
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 July 2020

Covid-19 pandemic causes UK-based operator to fall into financial difficulties

Mardi Gras construction progresses at Meyer Turku

Mardi Gras construction progresses at Meyer Turku
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 21 July 2020

Carnival Cruise Line ship is scheduled for delivery from Finnish shipyard in February 2021

Red Funnel receives DNV-GL Covid-19 Statement of Compliance

Red Funnel receives DNV-GL Covid-19 Statement of Compliance
Jake Sugden Photography
By Alex Smith | 20 July 2020

Company becomes the first domestic ferry operator to obtain the certification

Viking Saigon to debut on Mekong River in August 2021

Viking Saigon to debut on Mekong River in August 2021
VIKING
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2020

Viking's newest vessel will sail cruise tours to destinations in Cambodia and Vietnam

CGN refits Valais with Hull Vane and bulbous bow

CGN refits Valais with Hull Vane and bulbous bow
CGN
By Alex Smith | 17 July 2020

Devices will reduce fuel consumption and emissions from 30-metre ferry

Costa neoRomantica to join Celestyal Cruises fleet

Costa neoRomantica to join Celestyal Cruises fleet
COSTA CRUISES
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 July 2020

Vessel will operate itineraries in the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean

Four ships to leave Holland America Line fleet in 2020

Four ships to leave Holland America Line fleet in 2020
Holland America Line
By Alex Smith | 16 July 2020

Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam have been sold to new owners

Six cruise experts form the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance

Six cruise experts form the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 July 2020

Alliance will offer services, advice and resources to companies operating in the global cruise industry

Windstar Cruises introduces ‘Beyond Ordinary Care’ programme

Windstar Cruises introduces ‘Beyond Ordinary Care’ programme
Windstar Cruises
By Alex Smith | 15 July 2020

The cruise line will retrofit its fleet of yachts with HEPA filters and UV-C light

Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining Silversea shares

Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining Silversea shares
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 14 July 2020

The company is now the sole owner of the luxury cruise line

Governments pledge action for seafarers

Governments pledge action for seafarers
By Alex Smith | 13 July 2020

Twelve countries have committed to facilitate crew changes after summit held by the UK Government

netTALK Maritime integrates Tritan Software SeaCare and SeaConsult

netTALK Maritime integrates Tritan Software SeaCare and SeaConsult
Tritan Software
By Alex Smith | 10 July 2020

The health monitoring system can be used to screen  for symptoms without physical interaction

Hurtigruten to sail four British Isles itineraries in September

Hurtigruten to sail four British Isles itineraries in September
Shutterstock
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 July 2020

Norwegian operator to be the first to offer expedition cruises from UK since Covid-19 lockdown in March

Explorer Dream receives infection prevention certification

Explorer Dream receives infection prevention certification
Genting Cruise Lines
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 10 July 2020

Genting Cruise Line will put strict measures in place to ensure the safety of crew and passengers

Carnival Corporation appoints new executives for two brands

Carnival Corporation appoints new executives for two brands
By Rebecca | 09 July 2020

Gus Antorcha takes helm of Holland America, while Neil Palomba becomes COO of Carnival Cruise Line

Uber partners with Thames Clippers to offer commuter ferry service

Uber partners with Thames Clippers to offer commuter ferry service
Thames Clippers
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 July 2020

Londoners will be able to purchase advance ferry tickets via the Uber app from summer 2020

RCL and NCLH develop new Healthy Sail Panel

RCL and NCLH develop new Healthy Sail Panel
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 July 2020

Medical, hospitality and maritime experts to develop new health and safety standards for cruise brands

Damen delivers zero-emission ferries to Arriva

Damen delivers zero-emission ferries to Arriva
Damen Shipyards Group
By Alex Smith | 08 July 2020

The five vessels will provide public transport in Copenhagen, Denmark

Baleària submits tender for new terminal at the Port of Valencia

Baleària submits tender for new terminal at the Port of Valencia
Baleària
By Alex Smith | 07 July 2020

The offer will see the shipping company construct and operate the new facility

Oceana to leave the P&O Cruises fleet this July

Oceana to leave the P&O Cruises fleet this July
P&O Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 July 2020

Brand will now focus on its remaining ships and the delivery of newbuild Iona, which is set for late 2020

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

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