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.

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Scandlines

By Alex Smith | 15 October 2021

The ship is the third and final of the cruise line’s vessels to be lengthened and renovated

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

Josiah Weiss/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

The engineering company will convert diesel engines to run in a dual-fuel mode

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Explora Journeys

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2021

Explora II will be constructed in Italy and is expected to join the fleet in spring 2024

Fassmer and Torqeedo develop new Fassmer CIT-E ferry concept

Fassmer and Torqeedo develop new Fassmer CIT-E ferry concept

Fassmer/Torqeedo

By Alex Smith | 07 October 2021

The battery-powered vessel would operate for up to 14 hours on a single charge

Austal Philippines delivers Bañaderos Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Austal Philippines delivers Bañaderos Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Austal

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2021

The delivery marks the completion of the A$190 million contract for two trimaran ferries

Incat Tasmania delivers new catamaran ferry to Naviera Armas

Incat Tasmania delivers new catamaran ferry to Naviera Armas

Incat Tasmania

By Alex Smith | 01 October 2021

Volcán de Taidía will sail between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife

De Wave Group completes four ship outfitting projects in 2021

De Wave Group completes four ship outfitting projects in 2021

De Wave Group

By Alex Smith | 30 September 2021

The company is set to complete further projects worth €27 million by the end of the year

American Cruise Lines to redesign and rename paddlewheel fleet

American Cruise Lines to redesign and rename paddlewheel fleet

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 29 September 2021

Studio DADO will design the new interiors, taking elements from the brands’s modern riverboats

Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend returns to cruising in Portugal

Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend returns to cruising in Portugal

Windstar Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 September 2021

The newly lengthened ship will sail from Lisbon on a 10-day voyage to Barcelona

Stena Line to introduce two new E-Flexer ferries to Baltic Sea

Stena Line to introduce two new E-Flexer ferries to Baltic Sea

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 27 September 2021

The vessels will operate on the route between Nynasamn in Sweden and Ventspils in Latvia

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Rødvenfjord was designed by Multi Maritime and will transports cars and passengers on routes in Norway

First hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry launched by All-American Marine

First hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry launched by All-American Marine

All American Marine

By Alex Smith | 15 September 2021

The zero-emission, high-speed vessel is being built for Switch Marine

Damen Shipyards completes North America’s first all-electric ferries

Damen Shipyards completes North America’s first all-electric ferries

Damen Shipyards Group

By Alex Smith | 14 September 2021

Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV will operate on Lake Ontario in Canada

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 September 2021

The full-rigged ship will enter service with a maiden voyage from Rome

Fincantieri begins construction of new Sphere-class ship for Princess Cruises

Fincantieri begins construction of new Sphere-class ship for Princess Cruises

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 07 September 2021

The new class of cruise vessels will be the largest to be built in Italy

Eksfin provides almost NOK 10 billion of loan guarantees for green shipping

Eksfin provides almost NOK 10 billion of loan guarantees for green shipping

Ponant/Nicolas Dubreuil

By Alex Smith | 06 September 2021

The Norwegian export credit agency has helped to finance the construction of 35 vessels

CMAL appoints consultancy for small vessel replacement programme

CMAL appoints consultancy for small vessel replacement programme

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

By Alex Smith | 24 August 2021

Navalue will investigate the feasibility of designing low-emission ferries in line with government targets

Deltamarin to design three new Stena E-Flexer ferries

Deltamarin to design three new Stena E-Flexer ferries

Stena RoRo

By Alex Smith | 23 August 2021

The vessels will be chartered from Stena RoRo by operators Marine Atlantic and Brittany Ferries

Oliver Design completes conversion project for Lord of the Highlands

Oliver Design completes conversion project for Lord of the Highlands

Oliver Design

By Alex Smith | 23 August 2021

Naval design firm sells ship to Hebridean Island Cruises after taking ownership during the pandemic

Holland Shipyards Group to build additional electric ferry for Kiel

Holland Shipyards Group to build additional electric ferry for Kiel

Holland Shipyards Group

By Alex Smith | 18 August 2021

The new vessel is part of Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel’s fleet renewal programme

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