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MSC Cruises opens Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Cruises opens Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
By Alex Smith | 10 December 2019

Private island destination in The Bahamas receives first guests onboard MSC Divina

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 09 December 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will celebrate the ship’s christening in Miami on 21 February 2020

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 December 2019

Costa Cruises’ new ship prepares for maiden season after being delivered by Meyer Turku in Finland

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Ultra-luxury expedition cruise is set to debut in June 2021

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Sir Richard Branson boarded the cruise line’s first ship as she reached a construction milestone

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Ship will serve as floating accommodation for workers at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship set for delivery ahead of schedule

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Partners aim to study and develop marine equipment and technology to meet the IMO’s emission targets

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Over 200,000 people will travel as part of a family group across the cruise line’s fleet

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Company will integrate system into its propulsion solutions for ships

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is scheduled for delivery in October 2020

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Agreement will connect over 1,000 European destinations to the cruise line’s homeports

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Celebrations in Palma de Mallorca included a firework display and a performance by Johannes Oerding

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

Upgraded ‘Premier’ range will exceed regulatory requirements to ensure passenger and crew safety

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

The ship’s dining and entertainment options were modernised during a US$165 million renovation

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Build Information Modelling improves accuracy in ship design and building projects, saving time and money

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 November 2019

Vessels will boost brand's total passenger capacity by 30% once they begin service in UK and Germany

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Project created lighting scheme for public areas and cabins onboard river cruise ship

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Single-use cutlery, cups, lids, stirrers and straws have been removed from ships’ restaurants and cabins

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Users can explore itineraries and find information specific to their ship during their cruise

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste
By Alex Smith | 26 November 2019

Vessel will operate route between capital Dili, the enclave of Oecusse and the island of Ataúro

Costa Smeralda passes LNG propulsion tests

Costa Smeralda passes LNG propulsion tests
By Alex Smith | 26 November 2019

Costa Cruises’ cruise ship is the second in the world to use the fuel both in port and at sea

Kelly Clarkson christens Norwegian Encore in Miami

Kelly Clarkson christens Norwegian Encore in Miami
By Alex Smith | 25 November 2019

Around 3,500 guests attended the naming ceremony for Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship

Vanna White to be godmother of Carnival Panorama

Vanna White to be godmother of Carnival Panorama
By Alex Smith | 25 November 2019

American TV host will christen ship on 10 December during a ceremony at Long Beach

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 November 2019

UK-based company travelled to Canada and The Bahamas to complete interior outfitting work

Celebrity Cruises to sail with first-ever all-female bridge and officer team

Celebrity Cruises to sail with first-ever all-female bridge and officer team
By Alex Smith | 22 November 2019

Celebrity Edge will sail from Fort Lauderdale on 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day

Holland America Line celebrates keel laying for Ryndam

Holland America Line celebrates keel laying for Ryndam
By Alex Smith | 22 November 2019

Ceremony at Fincantieri’s yard marked beginning of construction for new Pinnacle-class ship

Ponant to build two luxury expedition ships for Paul Gauguin Cruise brand

Ponant to build two luxury expedition ships for Paul Gauguin Cruise brand
By Alex Smith | 21 November 2019

Cruise line signs 300 million memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri

Genting Cruise Lines’ ships to feature first DFS T Galleria shops at sea

Genting Cruise Lines’ ships to feature first DFS T Galleria shops at sea
By Alex Smith | 21 November 2019

Luxury retailer DFS to offer shopping experience in partnership with Starboard Cruise Services

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 November 2019

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

TUI Cruises cuts 30 million plastic items from its ships

TUI Cruises cuts 30 million plastic items from its ships
By Alex Smith | 20 November 2019

The Wasteless programme’s first year has seen the removal of plastic straws, cocktail sticks and bags 

ProtectPipe develops bacterial wastewater solution for cruise ships

ProtectPipe develops bacterial wastewater solution for cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 20 November 2019

Dosing system breaks down organic waste without chemicals

MSC Cruises begins construction of Durban cruise terminal

MSC Cruises begins construction of Durban cruise terminal
By Alex Smith | 19 November 2019

Facility is expected to become operational from January 2021

Cruise & Maritime Voyages joins French market

Cruise & Maritime Voyages joins French market
By Alex Smith | 15 November 2019

Cruise line will operate renamed ship Jules Verne under the new Croisières Maritimes et Voyages brand

Costa Cruises reopens quay and terminal in port of Savona

Costa Cruises reopens quay and terminal in port of Savona
By Alex Smith | 15 November 2019

Renovated facility can receive modern cruise ships following investment by port authority and cruise line

Carnival Cruise Line and Tampa Bay celebrate 25 years of voyages

Carnival Cruise Line and Tampa Bay celebrate 25 years of voyages
By Alex Smith | 14 November 2019

Two of line’s ships are currently based at the port, carrying around 240,000 guests annually

Damen Marine Components to supply steering system for SunStone Ships

Damen Marine Components to supply steering system for SunStone Ships
By Alex Smith | 14 November 2019

The rudders and steering gear will be used onboard the fifth Infinity-class expedition cruise ship

Meredith Vieira named godmother of Avalon View

Meredith Vieira named godmother of Avalon View
By Alex Smith | 13 November 2019

US television host will christen Avalon Waterways’ newest ship on 6 April next year

Almaco to outfit new staterooms on Carnival Elation

Almaco to outfit new staterooms on Carnival Elation
By Alex Smith | 12 November 2019

Project will be undertaken during refit at Grand Bahama shipyard in March 2020

DEIF event showcases fuel and energy saving solutions

DEIF event showcases fuel and energy saving solutions
By Alex Smith | 12 November 2019

Delegates discover benefits of battery hybrid power propulsion and Blueflow energy management system

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2019

New cruise ship was officially named at ceremony in Hamburg

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2019

World’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship makes history with naming ceremony

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

New projects are part of company's mission to be the world's first major carbon-neutral cruise operator 

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

New expedition vessel will sail three Indian Ocean cruises after debuting in January 2021

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2019

Ferries will be able to sail as electric vessels in future when electric charging technology has matured

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy
By Alex Smith | 08 November 2019

Ship is scheduled for delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on 30 September 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market
By Alex Smith | 07 November 2019

Cruise company enters into berthing agreement with Ward Cove and acquires waterfront in Juneau

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 November 2019

New software allows captains to find optimal route and performance set-up for each ferry trip

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid
By Alex Smith | 06 November 2019

MobilGard ADL 40 engine oil will enhance engine cleanliness and reduce oil consumption

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 November 2019

New event is the first in the world to focus solely on cruise technology, communications and connectivity 

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years
By Alex Smith | 05 November 2019

Amera’s arrival marks the start of foreign cruise lines returning to Ukraine and the Black Sea

Cruise numbers to rise at Port of Roenne in 2020

Cruise numbers to rise at Port of Roenne in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 November 2019

Danish port attributes increased calls to its recent infrastructure improvement project

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France
By Alex Smith | 04 November 2019

Alex Smith joined MSC Cruises to celebrate the delivery of MSC Grandiosa and join her pre-inaugural cruise from Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s shipyard to Le Havre, France

The 182,000gt Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet

Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu celebrates cruise guest milestone

Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu celebrates cruise guest milestone
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2019

Canadian port marks the end of 10th cruise season by sharing plans for a new permanent welcome pavilion

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2019

Spirit of the Rhine will debut in spring 2021, sailing in Holland and on the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle 

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 November 2019

Marella Discovery will sail four itineraries from Port Canaveral in summer 2021

Hurtigruten tests biodiesel in expedition cruise ship

Hurtigruten tests biodiesel in expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca | 01 November 2019

Fuel has the potential to cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95% in the long term

Fincantieri delivers Carnival Panorama in Italy

Fincantieri delivers Carnival Panorama in Italy
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 November 2019

Carnival's third Vista-class ship will now head to California for her christening and maiden voyage

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution
By Rebecca Gibson | 31 October 2019

MSC Cruises pioneers the way in environmentally friendly cruising with first of its World Class ships

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials in China

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials in China
By Rebecca Gibson | 31 October 2019

New ferry will begin service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in the Irish Sea in early 2020

Carnival Cruise Line to increase capacity in Alaska

Carnival Cruise Line to increase capacity in Alaska
By Alex Smith | 31 October 2019

Carnival Freedom will sail week-long ‘Glacier Route’ voyages from Seattle in 2021

Norwegian Spirit to undergo major refit in late 2019

Norwegian Spirit to undergo major refit in late 2019
By Alex Smith | 31 October 2019

Norwegian Cruise Line ship will feature 14 new venues, additional staterooms and an expanded spa

Global Ports Holding starts cruise operations in Antigua

Global Ports Holding starts cruise operations in Antigua
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 October 2019

Company will manage services for the next 35 years and invest to improve port facilities

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy
By Alex Smith | 30 October 2019

New CLIA and ACA report shows that the sector grew in the 2018-2019 financial year

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia
By Alex Smith | 30 October 2019

Explorer Dream will be sailing roundtrip itineraries from Sydney and Brisbane

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations
By Alex Smith | 29 October 2019

Ship will consume 10% less fuel than smaller predecessor Viking Grace

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas
By Alex Smith | 29 October 2019

Quantum Ultra-class ship includes skydiving simulator and new generation of the SeaPlex activity space

Austal to build new catamaran for Molslinjen

Austal to build new catamaran for Molslinjen
By Alex Smith | 28 October 2019

High-speed ferry will be the largest Austal has ever built

Port Tampa Bay collaborates with Liberty Defense

Port Tampa Bay collaborates with Liberty Defense
By Alex Smith | 28 October 2019

Security company to test weapon detection system at the port

Blue Jet Zhuhai Fast Ferries takes delivery of its fastest passenger ferry

Blue Jet Zhuhai Fast Ferries takes delivery of its fastest passenger ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 October 2019

Newbuild was designed by CoCo Yachts and built by Plenty Shipbuilding Industry

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter
By Alex Smith | 25 October 2019

Ships will reduce speed at port, connect to shoreside power and use 0.1% sulphur content fuel

Siemens to help Washington State Ferries with hybrid conversion

Siemens to help Washington State Ferries with hybrid conversion
By Alex Smith | 25 October 2019

German company will help US operator to electrify three ferries to reduce their emissions

Carnival and Royal Caribbean to develop cruise port in Saint Lucia

Carnival and Royal Caribbean to develop cruise port in Saint Lucia
By Alex Smith | 24 October 2019

Companies sign MOU to manage cruise pier and construct new facility on southern part of the island

Royal Caribbean predicts 50% rise in Caribbean cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean predicts 50% rise in Caribbean cruise passengers
By Alex Smith | 24 October 2019

Growth will bring an overall economic benefit of US$6 billion to the region by 2030

Interferry conference highlights zero-emissions goal

Interferry conference highlights zero-emissions goal
By Alex Smith | 23 October 2019

Delegates discussed the innovations driving the global ferry industry towards a lower carbon future

Cruise Norway hosts FAM trip to Norwegian fjords

Cruise Norway hosts FAM trip to Norwegian fjords
By Alex Smith | 23 October 2019

Cruise executives experienced the sights and attractions of Norway’s busiest cruise destination

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to name first ship Evrima

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to name first ship Evrima
By Alex Smith | 22 October 2019

The vessel, which will have interior by Tillberg Design of Sweden, will be delivered in June 2020

Windstar reaches milestone in Star Plus Initiative

Windstar reaches milestone in Star Plus Initiative
By Alex Smith | 22 October 2019

New 84-foot midsection to be inserted into Star Breeze to make space for extra suites

Royal Caribbean ships to feature new spa staterooms

Royal Caribbean ships to feature new spa staterooms
By Alex Smith | 21 October 2019

Guests will benefit from amenities including better spa access, luxury bedding and daily coffee deliveries

Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston
By Alex Smith | 21 October 2019

Carnival Radiance and Carnival Breeze will join the two vessels already based in the port in 2021

GreenPort Congress 2019 highlights steps to zero emissions

GreenPort Congress 2019 highlights steps to zero emissions
By Alex Smith | 18 October 2019

Battery, LNG and shore power among technologies discussed at the conference

‘Rum Rendezvous’ to be offered at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

‘Rum Rendezvous’ to be offered at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
By Alex Smith | 18 October 2019

Bahamian island destination will provide a range of experiences for MSC Cruises’ guests

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven breaks cruise passenger record

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven breaks cruise passenger record
By Alex Smith | 18 October 2019

This year, 250,000 visitors called at the port on almost 120 vessels, surpassing all-time high in 2018

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu
By Alex Smith | 17 October 2019

South Pacific island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world

Copenhagen Malmo Port and DFDS to establish shore power facility

Copenhagen Malmo Port and DFDS to establish shore power facility
By Alex Smith | 17 October 2019

Project will significantly reduce emissions from ferries calling at the Danish city

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 October 2019

US yard will add three upper decks and outfit American Cruise Lines' third modern riverboat

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 October 2019

Fincantieri delivers the cruise line's first purpose-built MedallionClass ship in Italy

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 October 2019

Brand's second LNG ship is taking shape at Neptun Werft's yard in Germany ahead of 2021 delivery

Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for Tallink ferry

Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for Tallink ferry
By Alex Smith | 16 October 2019

The company will produce designs for the hull, machinery and electrical systems for new vessel

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam
By Alex Smith | 16 October 2019

Forward lower section of new ship is now afloat at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2019

Project marks the first time that the UK-based design agency has worked with MSC Cruises

AIDA Cruises to pilot cruise industry's first fuel cell system

AIDA Cruises to pilot cruise industry's first fuel cell system
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2019

New system is expected to reduce emissions to a lower level than LNG fuel 

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record
By Alex Smith | 15 October 2019

German port exceeded predicted targets in 2019 after 174 calls from 32 ships

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020
By Alex Smith | 15 October 2019

Costa Smeralda will call at Cagliari and Palermo, while Costa Pacifica will visit Catania

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea
By Alex Smith | 14 October 2019

New ship will feature first-ever theme park at sea when it launches in early 2021

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda
By Alex Smith | 14 October 2019

Conference will feature 30 speakers in a series of interactive sessions

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration
By Alex Smith | 11 October 2019

Guests watched 3D multimedia show from boats and launches on Hamburg’s River Elbe

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre
By Alex Smith | 11 October 2019

Guests will be able to access a range of wellness services onboard and onshore

P&O Cruises to produce unique gin with Salcombe Distilling Co.

P&O Cruises to produce unique gin with Salcombe Distilling Co.
By Alex Smith | 11 October 2019

First ever distillery at sea will be installed onboard Iona to produce the beverage

Royal Caribbean to take fifth Oasis-class ship to China

Royal Caribbean to take fifth Oasis-class ship to China
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 October 2019

New vessel will be named Wonder of the Seas and homeport in Shanghai following her debut in 2021

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