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Royal Caribbean International to begin sailing from Israel for the first time

Royal Caribbean International to begin sailing from Israel for the first time

Royal Caribbean International 

By Alex Smith | 02 March 2021

The cruise line will offer fully vaccinated sailings with the support of the Israeli government

Royal Caribbean International to sail from Israel for the first time

Royal Caribbean International to sail from Israel for the first time

Royal Caribbean International 

By Alex Smith | 02 March 2021

The cruise line will offer fully vaccinated sailings with the support of the Israeli government

Mystic Cruises refits newly acquired ship Vasco da Gama

Mystic Cruises refits newly acquired ship Vasco da Gama

TecnoVeritas

By Alex Smith | 02 March 2021

The vessel will be equipped with emissions technology in project led by TecnoVeritas

Royal Caribbean Group HVAC study finds minimal particle transmission

Royal Caribbean Group HVAC study finds minimal particle transmission

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 01 March 2021

Report produced by University of Nebraska Medical Center and National Strategic Research Institute

American Cruise Lines deploys sixth ship in Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines deploys sixth ship in Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 26 February 2021

Modern riverboat American Harmony will sail along the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Trimline provides new catering areas for P&O Ferries’ Spirit of Britain

Trimline provides new catering areas for P&O Ferries’ Spirit of Britain

Trimline

By Alex Smith | 25 February 2021

The interior outfitter installed Covid-safe self-service and Grab & Go areas

Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 February 2021

The second Excel-class ship is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard

Shore power to be developed at PortMiami

Shore power to be developed at PortMiami
By Alex Smith | 23 February 2021

Miami-Dade County, Florida Power & Light and six cruise companies will work together on project

MSC Cruises reveals new design details for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises reveals new design details for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 23 February 2021

The ship will come into service in the Mediterranean in August

Heraklion Port Authority makes plans for 2021 return

Heraklion Port Authority makes plans for 2021 return

Port Authority of Piraeus

By Alex Smith | 22 February 2021

The port has established a series of agreements with local and international partners during the pandemic

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions
By Alex Smith | 22 February 2021

The companies aim to create smart scrubbers managed using artificial intelligence

Crystal Cruises introduces new vaccine requirement

Crystal Cruises introduces new vaccine requirement

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

All guests will need to be inoculated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before cruising

P&O Cruises names second Excel-class ship Arvia

P&O Cruises names second Excel-class ship Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

The LNG-powered vessel will join the cruise line’s fleet in December 2022

Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea to undergo engine retrofit

Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea to undergo engine retrofit

Phoenix Reisen

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

New gensets will be supplied by VMS Group using engines from the Wabtec Corporation

MedCruise campaign highlights nature and cuisine

MedCruise campaign highlights nature and cuisine

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

Cruise association showcases Mediterranean to support its members in restarting operations

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

Costa Smeralda will sail to Italian destinations on 3-, 4- or 7-day cruises

Antigua Cruise Port completes $30 million pier

Antigua Cruise Port completes $30 million pier

Antigua Cruise Port

By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

The berth is part of agreement between Global Ports Holdings and Government of Antigua and Barbuda

World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

TrAM

By Alex Smith | 17 February 2021

The EU-funded TrAM project is constructing the electric vessel for operation in Norway

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL

By Alex Smith | 17 February 2021

New white paper suggests digital, decarbonised future might introduce safety risks

MJM Marine invests in technology and training

MJM Marine invests in technology and training

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 February 2021

The firm has completed outfitting on new Silversea ship during the pandemic

SunStone Ships’ Infinity-class vessels successfully complete sea trials

SunStone Ships’ Infinity-class vessels successfully complete sea trials

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 15 February 2021

Ocean Victory and Ocean Explorer underwent five days of testing in the South China Sea

Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line

By Alex Smith | 12 February 2021

Luxury cabins, a lounge and a sky bar have been added to Norröna

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for second ship

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for second ship

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 12 February 2021

SH Vega is named after the first vessel to navigate the Arctic Northeast passage

MSC Cruises introduces MSC Starship Club onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises introduces MSC Starship Club onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 February 2021

The bar and entertainment experience will feature the first humanoid robotic bartender at sea

Saga to build new ship for river cruise fleet

Saga to build new ship for river cruise fleet

Saga

By Alex Smith | 11 February 2021

Construction of Spirit of the Danube officially begins with keel laying ceremony

Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company launches two new ferries

Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company launches two new ferries

Incat Crowther

By Alex Smith | 10 February 2021

Xin Hai Yun and Xin Hai Jun were designed by Incat Crowther and built at AFAI Southern Shipyard

Pacific Encounter refurbished with new P&O Cruises Australia livery

Pacific Encounter refurbished with new P&O Cruises Australia livery

P&O Cruises Australia

By Alex Smith | 09 February 2021

The cruise ship is being fitted out with the line’s signature features and style ahead of her debut

Brødrene Aa to build three new ferries for Attica Group

Brødrene Aa to build three new ferries for Attica Group

Attica Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 February 2021

Vessels will be delivered in early 2022 and will operate on routes between Greece's Saronic islands

Stena Line to launch two battery-powered ships by 2030

Stena Line to launch two battery-powered ships by 2030

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 05 February 2021

The planned vessels will operate between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark

Cruise the Saint Lawrence prepares strategy for 2022 relaunch

Cruise the Saint Lawrence prepares strategy for 2022 relaunch

Unsplash/Matthias Mullie

By Alex Smith | 05 February 2021

Cruising in Canadian waters will remain prohibited until February next year

Wärtsilä to provide hybrid solution for new Isle of Man ferry

Wärtsilä to provide hybrid solution for new Isle of Man ferry

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company/Houlder

By Alex Smith | 05 February 2021

The vessel for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

Tillberg Design of Sweden to collaborate with SDARI design firm

Tillberg Design of Sweden to collaborate with SDARI design firm

Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Alex Smith | 04 February 2021

The two companies will combine their expertise to increase design capabilities in China

Telenor Maritime to provide Color Line with new digital capabilities

Telenor Maritime to provide Color Line with new digital capabilities

Telenor Maritime

By Alex Smith | 03 February 2021

Agreement will include 5G technology, increased data capacity, and secure communication channel

Versonix to provide reservations platform for Celesytal Cruises

Versonix to provide reservations platform for Celesytal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 February 2021

The software company’s solution will help with revenue and customer relationship management

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship MSC Virtuosa

Ivan Sarfatti

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 February 2021

Chantiers de l'Atlantique officially hands over the cruise line's newest environmentally conscious vessel

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia launches Cruise Saudi

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia launches Cruise Saudi

Mohammed Hassan/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 01 February 2021

The company will aim to establish and develop the cruise industry in the country

PortMiami and Carnival Cruise Line break ground on terminal

PortMiami and Carnival Cruise Line break ground on terminal

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 01 February 2021

Terminal F will serve as the homeport for Carnival Celebration when she debuts in 2022

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem De Vlamingh enters service

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem De Vlamingh enters service

Rederij Doeksen

By Alex Smith | 29 January 2021

The LNG-powered catamaran will sail between Vlieland and Terschelling in the Netherlands

ABB to provide power solutions for South Korea's first zero-emission ferry

ABB to provide power solutions for South Korea's first zero-emission ferry

ABB

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2021

Company's battery technology will enable ferry to make four return trips per day

MSC Cruises commits to range of environmental initiatives

MSC Cruises commits to range of environmental initiatives

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 January 2021

The cruise line will equip new ships with sustainable technology and help conduct research

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchape Shipping Services

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2021

Company to provide various services and weekly intelligence reports to passenger ship operators

Viking Glory launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard

Viking Glory launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard

Viking Line

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2021

Viking Line’s new ferry will enter service on the Baltic Sea in early 2022

Viking to launch new Egyptian river cruise ship in 2022

Viking to launch new Egyptian river cruise ship in 2022

Viking

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2021

Viking Aton will sail along the Nile River on the cruise line’s ‘Pharaohs & Pyramids’ itinerary

Elite Exhibitions launches CSI Plus subscription platform

Elite Exhibitions launches CSI Plus subscription platform

Elite Exhibitions

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2021

Service will provide networking and content for members of the cruise interior industry

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2021

New owner Sycamore Partners plans to increase fleet capacity by one-third next year

Eight Celebrity Cruises ships to sail in Caribbean in winter 2022-2023

Eight Celebrity Cruises ships to sail in Caribbean in winter 2022-2023

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 January 2021

Vessels will sail from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa or San Juan

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

MSC Cruises' executive chairman is the first European to take on the role

MedCruise campaign begins with focus on culture and history

MedCruise campaign begins with focus on culture and history

MedCruise

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

Cruise association shows appeal of Mediterranean to support members in resuming operations

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

Move is part of company's strategy to accelerate removal of less efficient vessels from its brands

Brombach + Gess designs new protective screen

Brombach + Gess designs new protective screen

Brombach + Gess

By Alex Smith | 21 January 2021

Queue-Protect is intended to safely direct the flow of people in cruise terminals

Austal launches new series of electric-powered ferries

Austal launches new series of electric-powered ferries
By Alex Smith | 20 January 2021

Passenger Express 46V is the first to feature the Volta high-speed ferry solutions

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 January 2021

Three-ship fleet will be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners this spring

Hamina becomes new partner in Baltic cruise network

Hamina becomes new partner in Baltic cruise network

Cruise Baltic

By Alex Smith | 19 January 2021

The Finnish town is the 31st destination to join Cruise Baltic

Royal Caribbean chooses Barbados as new homeport

Royal Caribbean chooses Barbados as new homeport

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 19 January 2021

Seven- and 14-night sailings will feature destinations across the southern Caribbean

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

Costa Cruises celebrates construction milestone for newest LNG-powered ship

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

UK port joins Cruise Britain association after hosting several calls from passenger vessels

GreenTech in Shipping Virtual Forum to highlight green solutions

GreenTech in Shipping Virtual Forum to highlight green solutions

ALJ Group

By Alex Smith | 18 January 2021

Industry leaders will gather virtually for the two-day event to share knowledge and network

Seabourn unveils 2021 season in Alaska and British Columbia

Seabourn unveils 2021 season in Alaska and British Columbia

Seabourn Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 January 2021

Seabourn Odyssey will sail new seven-day itineraries between Juneau and Vancouver

Silver Dawn floated out by Fincantieri at Ancona shipyard

Silver Dawn floated out by Fincantieri at Ancona shipyard

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 January 2021

Silversea’s new ship is scheduled for delivery in November 2021

Holland Shipyards Group to build three hybrid ferries for SFK

Holland Shipyards Group to build three hybrid ferries for SFK

Holland Shipyards Group

By Alex Smith | 14 January 2021

The vessels will help the city of Kiel achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 January 2021

New Carnival Cruise Line ship is set to debut in November 2022

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

Innovation Lounges

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2021

Space curated by Tillberg Design of Sweden enables marine interiors community to showcase products

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2021

The cruise company will also offset carbon dioxide emissions through Shell’s carbon credits

BMT to design new passenger ferry for CMAL

BMT to design new passenger ferry for CMAL

BMT

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2021

The vessel will sail on routes between the Scottish towns of Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan

Newest Brittany Ferries vessel launched at CMJL shipyard

Newest Brittany Ferries vessel launched at CMJL shipyard

Brittany Ferries

By Alex Smith | 12 January 2021

Salamanca will be the first LNG-powered ferry to operate from the UK

Broadcast journalist Anne Diamond to be godmother of new Viking ship

Broadcast journalist Anne Diamond to be godmother of new Viking ship

Viking

By Alex Smith | 11 January 2021

Viking Venus is currently scheduled to be delivered in spring 2021

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

The new river cruise vessel will accommodate 650 and set sail in March 2022

Stirling Design and Piriou Shipyard design ferry for French Atlantic coast

Stirling Design and Piriou Shipyard design ferry for French Atlantic coast

Stirling Design International/Piriou Shipyard

By Alex Smith | 08 January 2021

The vessel will operate a service to Yeu Island for the French regional authority

MV Werften resumes production of Crystal Endeavor

MV Werften resumes production of Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 07 January 2021

Crystal Cruises’ new expedition vessel is set to debut in summer 2021

Cruise lines implement MXP Protect application suite

Cruise lines implement MXP Protect application suite

MarineXchange

By Alex Smith | 06 January 2021

The software features have been developed by MarineXchange in response to Covid-19

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

Atlas Ocean Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2021

Guests will be able to enjoy various luxury treatments on Atlas Ocean Voyages' new ship

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 05 January 2021

Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be added to Irish Sea routes

Happy holidays to all Cruise & Ferry readers!

Happy holidays to all Cruise & Ferry readers!
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 December 2020

The Cruise & Ferry team would like to wish everyone a peaceful holiday period and a prosperous 2021

Mardi Gras delivered to Carnival Cruise Line

Mardi Gras delivered to Carnival Cruise Line

Meyer Turku

By Alex Smith | 18 December 2020

The ship is scheduled to enter service from Port Canaveral, USA, in April 2021

Ponant receives Bureau Veritas notation for underwater noise

Ponant receives Bureau Veritas notation for underwater noise

Bureau Veritas

By Alex Smith | 18 December 2020

Certification for Le Jacques-Cartier recognises its low level of noise pollution

Wight Shipyard Company completes refit for Wightlink ferry

Wight Shipyard Company completes refit for Wightlink ferry

Wight Shipyard Company

By Alex Smith | 17 December 2020

Wight Ryder 1 underwent its annual refit at the Trafalgar Shipyard in Portsmouth

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings releases 2019 stewardship report

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings releases 2019 stewardship report

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 16 December 2020

The company received an improved ‘B’ climate change score from environmental non-profit CDP

MSC Cruises signs new single-use plastic charter

MSC Cruises signs new single-use plastic charter

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 December 2020

Cruise line is among the first signatories to initiative by the UK Chamber of Shipping

Cyprus launches tender process for Greek ferry link

Cyprus launches tender process for Greek ferry link

Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

By Alex Smith | 14 December 2020

The connection between the two countries will be re-established for the first time since 2000

New Inmarsat satellite enters commercial service

New Inmarsat satellite enters commercial service

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 11 December 2020

GX5 will double capacity for the Fleet Xpress broadband service in Europe and the Middle East

Foreship creates guide to impact of vessel weight gain on stability

Foreship creates guide to impact of vessel weight gain on stability

Foreship

By Alex Smith | 11 December 2020

Naval architecture firm also outlines solutions to address issues relating to ageing ships

Stornoway Port Authority to build £49 million deepwater terminal

Stornoway Port Authority to build £49 million deepwater terminal

Stornoway Port Authority

By Alex Smith | 10 December 2020

The new facility will enable larger cruise ships to call at the Outer Hebrides islands

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to proceed with shore power project

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to proceed with shore power project

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

By Alex Smith | 10 December 2020

New infrastructure could result in a 46 per cent reduction of emissions at Victoria Cruise Terminal

Princess Cruises extends MedallionClass Experience

Princess Cruises extends MedallionClass Experience

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 08 December 2020

The cruise line's global fleet has been upgraded to make use of new touchless technology

MedCruise launches marketing campaign showcasing Mediterranean

MedCruise launches marketing campaign showcasing Mediterranean

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 08 December 2020

New strategy aims to support industry as it works towards the resumption of sailing

International Cruise Summit concludes with optimistic outlook

International Cruise Summit concludes with optimistic outlook

International Cruise Summit

By Alex Smith | 07 December 2020

Cruise lines discussed their strategies for resuming sailing in 2021 after Covid-19 crisis

Technology firms partner for property management system development

Technology firms partner for property management system development

iStock

By Alex Smith | 04 December 2020

Sourcetoad technology will help cruise lines migrate to Otalia system

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Embla

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Embla

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 03 December 2020

The third E-Flexer ferry was handed over at a ceremony at CMI Jinling Weihai shipyard

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

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