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.

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

A sea of opportunity for Northern Ireland-based cruise ship outfitter

A sea of opportunity for Northern Ireland-based cruise ship outfitter
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 24 December 2021

MJM Marine has weathered the challenges of Covid-19 and is emerging stronger than ever, with a full order book and staff well-being front of mind

MJM Marine has weathered the challenges of Covid-19 and is emerging stronger than ever

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

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising

Reaching a tipping point for river cruising
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 May 2021

Covid-19 and a greater focus on sustainability are changing the industry. Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the shipyard is responding

Den Breejen’s Johan Kaasjager explains how the shipyard is responding to a changing industry

How Austal is staying sustainable in a crisis

How Austal is staying sustainable in a crisis
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 May 2021

Austal Australia’s Sander van Essen tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the organisation has developed a new range of electric ferries during the pandemic

Austal Australia’s Sander van Essen discusses the organisation’s new range of electric ferries

How shipyards are powering through the crisis

How shipyards are powering through the crisis

Fincantieri

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 May 2021

CFR takes a look at some of the shipyard projects that have been able to go ahead during the Covid-19 pandemic

CFR takes a look at some of the shipyard projects that have been able to go ahead

Building luxurious river cruise vessels for the future

Building luxurious river cruise vessels for the future
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 08 December 2020

Den Breejen Shipyard is looking ahead by appointing a new board member and taking a creative approach to adapt ships to handle social distancing measures

Den Breejen Shipyard is looking ahead by taking a creative approach to adapting ships

Capitalising on missed cruising opportunities

Capitalising on missed cruising opportunities
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 31 August 2020

Garroni Design’s Vittorio Garroni tells Elly Yates-Roberts how the Swiss lakes are inspiring his latest cruise innovation

Vittorio Garroni explains how the Swiss lakes are inspiring his latest cruise innovation

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces

Material expertise for beautiful onboard spaces
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 August 2020

Partnering with materials experts during interior design projects enables shipowners to create long-lasting and beautiful onboard spaces. Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can help

Cruise & Ferry highlights some of the companies that can enable shipowners to create high-quality interiors

Delivering reliability, excellence and quality

Delivering reliability, excellence and quality
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 November 2019

Interior outfitter MJM Marine has carried out many high-profile refits this year. CEO Gary Annett tells Elly Yates-Roberts more and discusses some of the company’s upcoming projects

After several high-profile refits, MJM Marine’s Gary Annett discusses the company’s upcoming projects

Driving the rise of the river cruise sector

Driving the rise of the river cruise sector
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 November 2019

Den Breejen Shipyard is driving industry uptake by building luxury vessels that help cruise operators provide the best experience

Den Breejen Shipyard is building luxury vessels that help cruise operators provide the best experience

Sailing towards a greener future in Denmark

Sailing towards a greener future in Denmark
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 24 October 2019

Damen Shipyards Group is broadening its horizons by becoming a full solution integrator for Arriva’s Copenhagen ferries, creating bespoke equipment along the way

Damen Shipyards Group is becoming a full solution integrator for Arriva’s Copenhagen ferries

MV Werften begins construction of Dream Cruises’ Global 2

MV Werften begins construction of Dream Cruises’ Global 2
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 September 2019

Second Global Class cruise ship will be one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced

Hamburg to host naming ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild

Hamburg to host naming ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 September 2019

Hanseatic Inspiration is the second of the three new expedition ships from the cruise line

Princess Cruises completes sea trials of newest ship

Princess Cruises completes sea trials of newest ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 September 2019

The 3,660-guest cruise ship set out to sea from a construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy

Washington State Ferries starts green ferry project

Washington State Ferries starts green ferry project
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 September 2019

Vigor will build up to five 144-car Olympic class, hybrid-electric ferries over the coming years

Fincantieri starts second Windstar Cruises ship extension project

Fincantieri starts second Windstar Cruises ship extension project
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 06 September 2019

Star Legend will feature a 26-metre-long mid-section, increasing passenger capacity by 100

Norwegian Prime Minister christens Color Hybrid

Norwegian Prime Minister christens Color Hybrid
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 August 2019

Color Line named the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel on 23 August

Disney Cruise Line reveals name of fifth ship and a new destination

Disney Cruise Line reveals name of fifth ship and a new destination
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 August 2019

Disney Wish will enter service in 2022 while the Bahamian island resort will welcome visitors in 2023

Meyer Werft to float out Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore

Meyer Werft to float out Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 13 August 2019

Ship is expected to leave the building dock on 17 August ready for onboard outfitting

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