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.

Maintaining momentum: cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects

Maintaining momentum: cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects
By Alice Chambers | 06 October 2022

Alice Chambers reports on some of the work that has been carried out onboard cruise ships over the past few months, drawing on recent projects by cruise lines, shipyards and outfitters

A report on some of the work that has been carried out onboard vessels over the past few months

The future of cruising: harnessing LNG power for large vessels

The future of cruising: harnessing LNG power for large vessels
By Alex Smith | 29 September 2022

CFR asked MSC Cruises executives about the design for MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC World Europa, while touring the vessel at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

CFR asked MSC Cruises executives about the design for MSC World Europa while touring the ship

Carnival Luminosa sets sail for the first time with new livery

Carnival Luminosa sets sail for the first time with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 28 September 2022

The ship departed from Palermo, Italy, to take crew onboard in Dubai

Viking takes delivery of second expedition ship

Viking takes delivery of second expedition ship

Viking

By Alex Smith | 28 September 2022

Viking Polaris will offer voyages in Antarctica and the Great Lakes

Austal Philippines launches shipbuilder’s largest ever ferry

Austal Philippines launches shipbuilder’s largest ever ferry

Austal

By Alex Smith | 27 September 2022

Express 5 is a 115-metre high-speed catamaran under construction for Danish operator Molslinjen

Trimline renovates 56 suites onboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ship

Trimline renovates 56 suites onboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ship

Trimline

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2022

New flooring, furniture, soft furnishings and light fittings were installed in Europa

Lloyd Werft and Stay Sea Design launch Albatross concept

Lloyd Werft and Stay Sea Design launch Albatross concept

Lloyd Werft

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2022

The ‘green yacht’ design would make use of wind, solar and seawater for operation

Austal orders MAN engines for high-speed catamaran ferry

Austal orders MAN engines for high-speed catamaran ferry

MAN Energy Solutions

By Alex Smith | 21 September 2022

Apetahi Express will operate for Degage Group between Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Tillberg Design of Sweden creates new design identity for Princess Cruises

Tillberg Design of Sweden creates new design identity for Princess Cruises

Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Alice Chambers | 16 September 2022

The new Sphere-class ships will feature a light and transparent architecture with natural finishes

Carnival Celebration successfully completes sea trials in Baltic Sea

Carnival Celebration successfully completes sea trials in Baltic Sea

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2022

Newest Carnival ship will begin sailing Caribbean cruises from PortMiami in Florida this November

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for nine new Liberty Lines ships

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for nine new Liberty Lines ships

Liberty Lines

By Alice Chambers | 14 September 2022

The vessels will be built at Armon shipyard and enter service between 2023 and 2026

Fincantieri to build four more cruise ships for Viking

Fincantieri to build four more cruise ships for Viking

Viking

By Alex Smith | 12 September 2022

Deliveries are scheduled for 2026, 2027 and 2028 in €1.7 billion agreements

Deltamarin to develop a new concept for Estonian ferry

Deltamarin to develop a new concept for Estonian ferry

Deltamarin

By Alex Smith | 09 September 2022

The ferry will travel between the country’s mainland and islands

Exciting times ahead for ferry shipbuilding

Exciting times ahead for ferry shipbuilding
By Justin Merrigan | 07 September 2022

Justin Merrigan shares the latest updates about some of the notable newbuild projects shipyards are carrying out for ferry operators around the world

Justin Merrigan shares the latest updates about some of the notable ferry newbuild projects

Scandlines celebrates construction milestone for new ferry

Scandlines celebrates construction milestone for new ferry

Scandlines

By Alice Chambers | 05 September 2022

The zero-emission vessel, PR24, will operate on the line’s Puttgarden-Rødby route from 2024

Portland Port begins £26 million cruise berth development

Portland Port begins £26 million cruise berth development

Portland Port

By Alice Chambers | 05 September 2022

The new facility will be fully operational by 1 May 2023 and able to handle 350-metre-long ships

Cruise order book: Building new experiences

Cruise order book: Building new experiences
By Alex Smith | 31 August 2022

The second half of 2022 is set to be a busy period in the cruise shipbuilding industry, with a range of new and innovative vessels hitting the waves for the first time. Alex Smith reports

Alex Smith reports on a busy second half of 2022 for cruise shipbuilding

Decon: Delivering on a history of outfitting expertise

Decon: Delivering on a history of outfitting expertise
By Alex Smith | 30 August 2022

Theodoros Kioukas and Dimokritos Zervakis of Decon talk with Alex Smith about the outfitter’s growth over the past 62 years and its extensive range of services

Theodoros Kioukas and Dimokritos Zervakis discuss the outfitter’s growth over the past 62 years

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 25 August 2022

The fourth Seaside-class ship will debut in December 2022, with a naming ceremony in New York

Celebrity Cruises holds coin ceremony for Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises holds coin ceremony for Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 25 August 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the milestone of the fourth Edge Series ship on 24 August 2022

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