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.

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Viking

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2021

Viking Polaris is scheduled to debut in summer 2022 with Arctic and Antarctic voyages

Holland America Line takes delivery of Rotterdam

Holland America Line takes delivery of Rotterdam

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2021

The 11th ship in the cruise line’s fleet was handed over at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 July 2021

The ship is the largest cruise vessel ever to be built in Italy

McCue partners with Thrive.App and SustainIQ to boost sustainability

McCue partners with Thrive.App and SustainIQ to boost sustainability

McCue

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 July 2021

Fit-out firm will use technology to measure the socio-economic and environmental implications of projects

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

The second Infinity-class vessel will sail expedition cruises for Vantage Travel

WFSA announces winners of Student Design Competition

WFSA announces winners of Student Design Competition

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association

By Alex Smith | 15 July 2021

Twelve teams from across the world submitted their designs for a 300-passenger ro-pax ferry

Fjord1 contracts Norwegian Electric Systems for ferry conversions

Fjord1 contracts Norwegian Electric Systems for ferry conversions

Norwegian Electric Systems

By Alex Smith | 14 July 2021

Three of the operator’s vessels will be converted to operate on battery power

Tallink’s new ferry MyStar to be christened in August

Tallink’s new ferry MyStar to be christened in August

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Alex Smith | 13 July 2021

The vessel will be sponsored by the president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

TT-Line to add two new Spirit of Tasmania ferries to fleet

TT-Line to add two new Spirit of Tasmania ferries to fleet

Spirit of Tasmania

By Alex Smith | 09 July 2021

The vessels will be built at the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard in Finland

Silversea Cruises to convert Silver Wind into expedition ship

Silversea Cruises to convert Silver Wind into expedition ship

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 07 July 2021

The refurbishment at Remontowa shipyard in Poland will add a new ice-strengthened hull

The Star Plus Initiative: How Windstar Cruises is thinking bigger

The Star Plus Initiative: How Windstar Cruises is thinking bigger
By Alex Smith | 02 July 2021

Christopher Prelog tells Alex Smith how Windstar Cruises’ Star Plus Initiative is dramatically transforming spaces onboard its Suite Class vessels

Christopher Prelog explains how the line is transforming spaces onboard its Suite Class vessels

YSA Design finishes work on Costa Firenze ahead of maiden voyage

YSA Design finishes work on Costa Firenze ahead of maiden voyage

YSA Design

By Alex Smith | 01 July 2021

Firm designs four venues inspired by Tuscan architecture for the ship

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 July 2021

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain to Rebecca Gibson how The Deluxe Group’s agile approach helped it to overcome several obstacles during a renovation on Marella Discovery

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain how an agile approach helped in Marella Discovery’s renovation

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises takes delivery of Hanseatic spirit

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises takes delivery of Hanseatic spirit

Vard

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2021

The ship will set sail on her maiden voyage at the end of August

Chantiers de l'Atlantique cuts steel for MSC Cruises' LNG newbuild

Chantiers de l'Atlantique cuts steel for MSC Cruises' LNG newbuild

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 June 2021

Vessel will be named MSC Euribia and be the greenest in the fleet when she debuts in June 2023

Crystal Endeavor christened by Crystal Expedition Cruises

Crystal Endeavor christened by Crystal Expedition Cruises

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 29 June 2021

The official ceremony was held at the MV Werften shipyard in Straslund, Germany

Tillberg Design of Sweden and Columbia blue to offer ship design

Tillberg Design of Sweden and Columbia blue to offer ship design

Columbia blue

By Alex Smith | 25 June 2021

The two companies will aim to make ship development more sustainable and cost-effective

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times

MJM Marine: Building on success during challenging times
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 June 2021

Gary Annett of MJM Marine tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the cruise industry’s hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Gary Annett explains how cruising's hiatus has created an opportunity for innovation

Taking Trimline into a new era of success

Taking Trimline into a new era of success
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 June 2021

Trimline’s new directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell tell Rebecca Gibson how they are building on the firm’s reputation for delivering stellar ship outfitting projects to drive future success

New directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell explain how they are building on the firm’s reputation

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Scandica after refit

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Scandica after refit

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2021

The vessel will operate on the Nynäshamn to Ventspils route from the beginning of July

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