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.

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The vessel is the first of three new ships planned for the cruise line

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

Shipbuilder also held a keel laying ceremony for Ocean Odyssey

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

T. Mariotti transports hull from its San Giorgio di Nogaro yard to its facilities in Genoa for final outfitting

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Meyer Turku

By Alex Smith | 01 April 2021

As cruise lines look towards the future, Alex Smith highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back onboard after sailing resumes

CFR highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back when sailing resumes

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

German company becomes the first shipyard in the world to secure a newbuild order since the pandemic

Why the ferry's industry's pandemic response fuels hopes for future

Why the ferry's industry's pandemic response fuels hopes for future

Archipelago Philippines Ferries/FastCat

By Mike Corrigan | 31 March 2021

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan suggests that the global trade association and its members can draw some comfort from the evolving reactions to unprecedented challenges

Interferry's members can draw comfort from the evolving reactions to unprecedented challenges

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The vessel is scheduled to sail on its inaugural season around Europe in 2022

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 19 March 2021

 Becomes the sixth Royal-class ship to be built for the cruise line at the Monfalcone shipyard

Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Meyer Werft

By Alex Smith | 15 March 2021

The new Royal Caribbean ship is currently under construction by Meyer Werft

Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink

By Alex Smith | 12 March 2021

The ferry operator is completing a £5 million refit and maintenance programme

ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for Casco Bay Line ferry

ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for Casco Bay Line ferry

ABB

By Alex Smith | 12 March 2021

The operator’s new vessel will operate on the Portland to Peaks Island route along the Maine coast

Second MSC Cruises ship to return to Mediterranean

Second MSC Cruises ship to return to Mediterranean

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 03 March 2021

MSC Seaside will sail seven-night cruises from Genoa, Italy, from 1 May

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

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

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

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

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