Building refurbishment news

The world’s ocean, expedition and river cruise lines must evolve constantly to ensure they can meet the demands and expectations of their guests, ports and destinations and regulatory bodies. From ordering new cruise ships, to refitting and upgrading existing vessels, and creating new onboard and onshore experiences, the cruise lines always have news to share.

Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

The beginning of the ship’s construction was celebrated at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

Scenic Group and the 3. Maj Shipyard recently celebrated the occasion in Croatia

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2022

The ship is the first of the cruise line’s two purpose-built expedition vessels

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 28 June 2022

Shipbuilder sells ship by tender after sanction was imposed on leasing company GTLK Europe

Stockholm to operate first electric flying ferry

Stockholm to operate first electric flying ferry

Candela

By Alex Smith | 27 June 2022

The Candela P-12 Shuttle will reduce emissions and commuting times in the Swedish capital

Viking Saturn floated out at Fincantieri shipyard

Viking Saturn floated out at Fincantieri shipyard

Viking

By Alex Smith | 24 June 2022

The ship is scheduled to debut in April 2023 with itineraries in Europe and the Mediterranean

Viken Group acquires design and architecture firm HotLab

Viken Group acquires design and architecture firm HotLab

Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2022

The company’s expertise in yacht design will be applied to future cruise ship projects

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2022

MSC World Europa completes sea trials, while MSC Euribia touches water for the first time

Västtrafik takes delivery of fourth battery-powered electric ferry

Västtrafik takes delivery of fourth battery-powered electric ferry

EST-Floattech

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2022

Eloise is a 33-metre, double-ended commuter ferry equipped with an EST-Floattech battery system

Scenic Cruises reveals progress in Scenic Eclipse II construction

Scenic Cruises reveals progress in Scenic Eclipse II construction

Scenic Cruises

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2022

A timelapse video from the cruise line highlights the onboard technology ahead of the ship’s float out

Chantiers de l’Atlantique contracts Almaco to provide catering solutions

Chantiers de l’Atlantique contracts Almaco to provide catering solutions

Almaco

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

The company will equip The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s two newbuilds, Ilma and Luminara

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

A traditional coin-laying ceremony was hosted at Meyer Turku shipyard on 15 June 2022

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS

A trio of transformations for ferry operator DFDS
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 June 2022

Steven Newbery of DFDS tells Elly Yates-Roberts about the onboard refurbishment of the line’s two English Channel ferries and the importance of improving the passenger experience

Steven Newbery of DFDS details the refurbishments carried out onboard three of its ferries

Construction begins on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 at Meyer Turku

Construction begins on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 at Meyer Turku
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2022

The first steel was cut for the newbuild by CEO Wybcke Meier at the Finnish shipyard

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

The ship was added to Azamara’s fleet following extensive refitting

Explora Journeys floats out first ship at Fincantieri shipyard

Explora Journeys floats out first ship at Fincantieri shipyard

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 31 May 2022

The first of four planned vessels, Explora I, is scheduled to be delivered at the end of May 2023

Alaska Railroad plans to improve cruise facilities in Seward

Alaska Railroad plans to improve cruise facilities in Seward

Luke Davis

By Alice Chambers | 23 May 2022

The Alaska State Legislature has authorised the project, which is now awaiting government approval

How Danish Decoration is helping clients to achieve sustainability goals

How Danish Decoration is helping clients to achieve sustainability goals
By Tina Kjeldegaard | 18 May 2022

More passenger shipping operators are wanting to go green than ever before 

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

The new cruise ship will sail to Valletta, Malta, ahead of its christening ceremony 

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys

By Alice Chambers | 09 May 2022

The cruise line’s second ship is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2024

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