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Tillberg Design of Sweden reveals Swan Hellenic interiors

Tillberg Design of Sweden reveals Swan Hellenic interiors

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 02 December 2020

The new designs will be featured in the cruise line’s Vega-class ships

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will now undergo interior outfitting ahead of her sea trials next spring 

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

Almaco

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Company successfully completed work on Spirit of Adventure before her delivery in September

Jan Swartz named president of Holland America Group

Jan Swartz named president of Holland America Group

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 December 2020

Swartz will oversee operations at Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

New ferry will make her first commerical journey between Spain and England on 2 December 

Lyttelton Port’s new cruise berth officially opens

Lyttelton Port’s new cruise berth officially opens
By Alex Smith | 30 November 2020

The development is New Zealand’s first purpose-built cruise ship facility

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

The two vessels will undergo dry dock work at Trafalgar Shipyard before resuming service in 2021

MSC Cruises to restart operations in Japan in 2021

MSC Cruises to restart operations in Japan in 2021

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 November 2020

The company is the first international cruise line to receive a certificate of compliance from ClassNK

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

Knud E. Hansen

 

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 November 2020

Operator has joined forces with several other partners to design and build the vessel

Brymor Group starts building new cruise terminal in Southampton

Brymor Group starts building new cruise terminal in Southampton

Brymor Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 November 2020

New facility will open at Southampton’s Western Docks in time for the 2021 season 

MARSS receives patent for man-overboard safety and support system

MARSS receives patent for man-overboard safety and support system

MARSS Group

By Alex Smith | 26 November 2020

The MOBtronic unit detects, classifies and alerts crew to falls from large vessels

Telenor Maritime acquires Finnish KNL Networks

Telenor Maritime acquires Finnish KNL Networks

Telenor Maritime

By Alex Smith | 26 November 2020

The company has developed a system for data access for the maritime market

Interferry to conduct energy efficiency data survey

Interferry to conduct energy efficiency data survey

Interferry

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2020

The research is intended to ensure that ferries can comply with new IMO regulations

Port of Southampton to build fifth cruise terminal

Port of Southampton to build fifth cruise terminal

Associated British Ports

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 November 2020

MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have also partnered with the port 

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 November 2020

Hear from stakeholders involved in designing and executing exciting cruise itineraries around the world

American Cruise Lines celebrates launch of American Melody

American Cruise Lines celebrates launch of American Melody

American Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 24 November 2020

Chesapeake Shipbuilding will now begin interior outfitting ahead of 2021 delivery

SMS Group continues to deliver repair services during pandemic

SMS Group continues to deliver repair services during pandemic

Andrew Sassoli-Walker

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2020

The company has worked on 12 ships in the past month 

Chantiers de l'Atlantique starts building Celebrity Beyond

Chantiers de l'Atlantique starts building Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 November 2020

Celebrity Cruises celebrates construction milestone for third Edge Series ship with a coin ceremony

Global Ports Holding receives concession for Taranto

Global Ports Holding receives concession for Taranto

Global Ports Holding

By Alex Smith | 23 November 2020

The operator will manage cruise services at the Italian port

P&O Cruises reveals Iona dining and drink options

P&O Cruises reveals Iona dining and drink options

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 20 November 2020

The ship will feature 30 bars and restaurants and produce a unique gin recipe

Fincantieri completes project to lengthen Star Breeze

Fincantieri completes project to lengthen Star Breeze

Windstar Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 November 2020

The all-suite yacht is the first of three Windstar vessels to be modernised at the Italian shipyard

Studio DADO to design interiors for new American Cruise Lines riverboats

Studio DADO to design interiors for new American Cruise Lines riverboats

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2020

This is the Miami-based design studio's first river cruise project

IMO Environment Committee approves MARPOL amendments

IMO Environment Committee approves MARPOL amendments

IMO

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2020

The new regulations would require the reduction of the carbon intensity of existing ships

i4 Insight integrates Greensteam performance optimisation solution

i4 Insight integrates Greensteam performance optimisation solution

i4 Insights

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2020

The solution will be added to the company’s platform to deliver fleet insights

Construction progresses on Port of Tarragona’s Balears Wharf

Construction progresses on Port of Tarragona’s Balears Wharf

Port of Tarragona

By Alex Smith | 17 November 2020

A new connection from the southern breakwater allows caissons to be reached from land

ABB to supply Azipod propulsion for five new cruise ships

ABB to supply Azipod propulsion for five new cruise ships

ABB Marine & Ports

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 November 2020

Company secures $150 million order from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Global Ports Holding and Baleària Group awarded Valencia concession

Global Ports Holding and Baleària Group awarded Valencia concession

Global Ports Holding

By Alex Smith | 16 November 2020

The 35-year agreement will include the construction of two new passenger terminals

Bolidt receives orders as cruise industry prepares to restart operations

Bolidt receives orders as cruise industry prepares to restart operations

Bolidt

By Alex Smith | 13 November 2020

Flooring and decking company is completing several newbuild and refit projects for operators

Skyss electrifies 20 ferries in Western Norway

Skyss electrifies 20 ferries in Western Norway

Skyss

By Alex Smith | 12 November 2020

The upgrade will reduce the vessels’ carbon dioxide emissions by around 90 per cent

Construction starts on new CSSC Carnival cruise ship

Construction starts on new CSSC Carnival cruise ship

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 11 November 2020

The ship will be the first to be built in China for the Chinese cruise market

Austal Vietnam delivers catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Vietnam delivers catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Vietnam

By Alex Smith | 06 November 2020

A.P.T. James is the first to be fully constructed at the company’s Vung Tau shipyard

Wärtsilä receives new orders from Fincantieri

Wärtsilä receives new orders from Fincantieri

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 05 November 2020

The technology group will provide its solutions for a total of 12 ships currently under construction

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

BC Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2020

New Island Class vessel is on track to undergo sea trials in Romania next February

Viking becomes the first cruise line to install PCR testing lab on a ship

Viking becomes the first cruise line to install PCR testing lab on a ship

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 November 2020

The new facility will enable the operator to conduct daily Covid-19 tests on all guests and crew

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen Shipyards

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 November 2020

The passenger vessels will provide a public transport service in the Netherlands from 2022

US CDC issues Framework for Conditional Sailing Order

US CDC issues Framework for Conditional Sailing Order
By Alex Smith | 02 November 2020

The framework establishes actions for the cruise industry to follow for the resumption of operations

Silversea takes delivery of Silver Moon from Fincantieri

Silversea takes delivery of Silver Moon from Fincantieri

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 November 2020

The ship is the ninth vessel to join the cruise line’s fleet

Lloyd’s Register launches Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register launches Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Unsplash/Anastasia-Taioglou

By Alex Smith | 30 October 2020

The centre will help accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Hoppe Marine offers new ship-to-shore data services

Hoppe Marine offers new ship-to-shore data services

Hoppe Marine

By Alex Smith | 29 October 2020

Data Butler and Data Inspector are designed to provide access and analysis for shipowners’ data

New Costa Toscana to debut in Brazil in 2021

New Costa Toscana to debut in Brazil in 2021

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 October 2020

Costa Cruises to base newbuild and Costa Favolosa in South America in 2021-2022

World Dream arrives in new Singapore homeport

World Dream arrives in new Singapore homeport

Genting Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 October 2020

Dream Cruises ship to be the first to sail from the country since the Covid-19 pandemic

New Innovation Lounge to showcase cruise interior products

New Innovation Lounge to showcase cruise interior products

Michel Verdure

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 October 2020

Shores Global and Tillberg Design of Sweden team up for new venture in Miami

Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild

Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild

Ulstein/Oclin

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 October 2020

National Geographic Resolution is expected to be delivered in 2021

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 23 October 2020

The third E-Flexer ferry is set to begin operations on the Irish Sea in early 2021

MSC Cruises to introduce air sanitation technology

MSC Cruises to introduce air sanitation technology

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 23 October 2020

The ‘Safe Air’ system will be fitted to the cruise line’s new ship MSC Seashore

Swan Hellenic orders third Vega-class cruise ship

Swan Hellenic orders third Vega-class cruise ship

Helsinki Shipyard

By Alex Smith | 22 October 2020

The new vessel is scheduled for delivery by Helsinki Shipyard at the end of 2022

ABB delivers shore connection technology for Viking XPRS

ABB delivers shore connection technology for Viking XPRS

ABB

By Alex Smith | 22 October 2020

The system will allow the fast ferry to connect to shore power at the Port of Tallinn

MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy

MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 21 October 2020

The ship is the second to begin sailing for MSC Cruises after the pandemic halted cruising

Starspeed to manage helicopter services onboard Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage helicopter services onboard Ultramarine

Luxaviation Helicopters

By Alex Smith | 21 October 2020

Two twin-engine aircraft will operate from purpose-built heliports for Quark Expeditions ship

Century Cruises to launch new ship in 2021

Century Cruises to launch new ship in 2021

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 20 October 2020

Century Victory will be the fourth vessel to join the cruise line’s fleet in two years

Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels

Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels

Almaco

By Alex Smith | 20 October 2020

The two expedition cruise ships are being built in the ‘Vega Project’ at Helsinki Shipyard

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 19 October 2020

Existing vessels will be replaced by the lengthened ro-pax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody

American Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 October 2020

American Cruise Lines will welcome the fourth vessel in its modern riverboat series in 2021

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity

Dan Avila/Hurtigruten

By Alex Smith | 16 October 2020

Cruise operations have been reorganised into Hurtigruten Expeditions and Hurtigruten Norway

DFDS seeks to reduce emissions with new performance platform

DFDS seeks to reduce emissions with new performance platform

DFDS

By Alex Smith | 16 October 2020

Optimisation tools from GreenSteam will also help operator reduce fuel usage

Trasmapi adds new fast ferry Migjorn Jet to its fleet

Trasmapi adds new fast ferry Migjorn Jet to its fleet

Trasmapi

By Alex Smith | 15 October 2020

The catamaran will operate on the route between the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Formentera

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

MedCruise Association

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2020

Corfu Port Authority executive will replace outgoing president Airam Díaz in mid-October 2020

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef

Ben Grainger/Incat Tasmania

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2020

The vessel was floated out by the Australian shipbuilder on Hobart’s Derwent River

P&O Cruises takes delivery of Iona from Meyer Werft

P&O Cruises takes delivery of Iona from Meyer Werft

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 13 October 2020

An official handover ceremony was held at the German shipyard

Costa Cruises reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent since 2008

Costa Cruises reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent since 2008

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2020

Sustainability Report 2019 highlights the progress the company has made in its sustainability strategy

MSC Grandiosa receives RINA’s Biosafe Ship notation

MSC Grandiosa receives RINA’s Biosafe Ship notation

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2020

The certification verifies that the vessel is adequately equipped to reduce infection risks

Dream Cruises becomes first cruise line to restart service in Singapore

Dream Cruises becomes first cruise line to restart service in Singapore

Dream Cruises

By Alex Smith | 09 October 2020

World Dream will offer two- and three-night ‘Super Seacation’ cruises for local residents

Azamara to return to sailing in Europe in 2021

Azamara to return to sailing in Europe in 2021

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 09 October 2020

Azamara Quest will be the first ship to resume service on 20 March 2021

Steel cutting ceremony held for Ocean Odyssey

Steel cutting ceremony held for Ocean Odyssey

Sunstone Ships

By Alex Smith | 08 October 2020

Sunstone Ships’ fifth Infinity-class vessel is under construction at China Merchant Heavy Industries

Bolidt selected to provide solutions for global ferry projects

Bolidt selected to provide solutions for global ferry projects

Bolidt

By Alex Smith | 08 October 2020

The Dutch company has been commissioned for projects in the USA, Netherlands, Estonia and Turkey

CLIA members agree to conduct 100 per cent testing

CLIA members agree to conduct 100 per cent testing
By Alex Smith | 07 October 2020

All passengers and crew will require a negative test before being allowed to embark

American Cruise Lines to debut new ship and itineraries in 2021

American Cruise Lines to debut new ship and itineraries in 2021

American Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2020

The river cruise operator will introduce modern riverboat American Melody on the Mississippi

Jack Anderson becomes interim president and CEO of Crystal Cruises

Jack Anderson becomes interim president and CEO of Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2020

He replaces Tom Wolber, who is stepping down after three years in the role

Vodohod Russian River Cruises joins CLIA Europe

Vodohod Russian River Cruises joins CLIA Europe

Vodohod Russian River Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2020

The Russian operator aims to build brand awareness across Europe

Chelsom launches Edition 27 collection

Chelsom launches Edition 27 collection

Chelsom

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2020

The range of new lighting products has been created specifically for the marine interiors sector

UK Chamber of Shipping releases Covid-19 framework

UK Chamber of Shipping releases Covid-19 framework

UK Chamber of Shipping

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2020

The documents were developed in collaboration with CLIA and shared with the UK government

Holland America Line launches Rotterdam

Holland America Line launches Rotterdam

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 02 October 2020

The ship was floated out of the building dock at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard

Spirit of Adventure joins Saga Cruises fleet in Germany

Spirit of Adventure joins Saga Cruises fleet in Germany

Saga

By Alex Smith | 02 October 2020

The line’s second purpose-built ship will offer a boutique British cruising experience 

Enchanted Princess delivered to Princess Cruises

Enchanted Princess delivered to Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises
By Alex Smith | 01 October 2020

The ship was handed over in an official ceremony at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard

CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships in the US

CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships in the US
By Alex Smith | 01 October 2020

The restriction on cruise operations will now last until 31 October

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to return to service with British voyages

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to return to service with British voyages
Cunard
By Alex Smith | 30 September 2020

Iconic ship will return in March 2021 with first scenic voyages from Southampton

New Celestyal Cruises ship to enter service in March 2021

New Celestyal Cruises ship to enter service in March 2021
Celestyal Cruises
By Alex Smith | 29 September 2020

Celestyal Experience will operate three itineraries in the Mediterranean during 2021

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 29 September 2020

The ship will spend 10 days at sea before returning to the Meyer Turku shipyard

Ferries seen as the safest form of public transport, according to survey

Ferries seen as the safest form of public transport, according to survey
Unsplash/Anastasia Taioglou
By Alex Smith | 28 September 2020

UK consumers would rather travel by ferry than plane, train or coach, says Direct Ferries

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for SH Minerva
Swan Hellenic
By Alex Smith | 28 September 2020

The first of the line’s two new expedition cruise ships is under construction in Helsinki

Two catamarans under construction for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company

Two catamarans under construction for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company
Incat Crowther
By Alex Smith | 25 September 2020

The Incat Crowther-designed vessels are being built at AFAI Southern Shipyard

IMO celebrates World Maritime Day 2020

IMO celebrates World Maritime Day 2020
International Maritime Organization
By Alex Smith | 25 September 2020

This year’s focus will be on the theme of ‘Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet’

Knud E. Hansen designs ice-breaking cruise vessel

Knud E. Hansen designs ice-breaking cruise vessel
Knud E. Hansen
By Alex Smith | 24 September 2020

The 140-metre-long expedition ship can accommodate up to 300 passengers

Corvus Energy to supply energy storage systems for five new ferries

Corvus Energy to supply energy storage systems for five new ferries
Corvus Energy
By Alex Smith | 24 September 2020

The company has been selected by Holland Ship Electric for the project at Holland Shipyard Group

ABB technology to power P&O Ferries' new hybrid vessels

ABB technology to power P&O Ferries' new hybrid vessels
P&O Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2020

Solutions will help to cut fuel consumption on the Dover-Calais route by 40 per cent

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2020

The design firm has previously created luxury interiors on newbuild's sister ships

Healthy Sail Panel provides recommendations to US CDC

Healthy Sail Panel provides recommendations to US CDC
Royal Caribbean Group
By Alex Smith | 22 September 2020

The report includes 74 practices to prevent the spread of Covid-19 onboard cruise ships

Mein Schiff 6 returns to service in Greece

Mein Schiff 6 returns to service in Greece
Port of Heraklion
By Alex Smith | 22 September 2020

The vessel will embark on a series of seven cruises every Sunday from the Port of Heraklion

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

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