Building and refurbishment news, features and events

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

How Magicman can rapidly rejuvenate cruise ships

How Magicman can rapidly rejuvenate cruise ships
By Mark Henderson | 21 June 2021

Magicman’s repair and restoration services offer a fast and cost-effective way for cruise operators to ensure their ships feel fresh and new when they welcome guests back onboard

Company's restoration services offer a fast and cost-effective way for improving the onboard experience

New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2021

Construction of the vessel has begun with a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard

American Cruise Lines to build two more modern riverboats

American Cruise Lines to build two more modern riverboats

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 16 June 2021

The new vessels will be constructed by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for 2022 debuts

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2021

Peter Deer explains to Alex Smith how Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ensuring that its two new ships retain the look and feel guests have come to expect from the brand

Peter Deer explains how the line is ensuring that its new ships retain the signature look and feel

Do sails still make sense for the future of cruising?

Do sails still make sense for the future of cruising?
By Vittorio Garroni | 14 June 2021

Design legend Vittorio Garroni questions whether sails still make sense for cruise ships of the future 

Aurora Botnia successfully completes first sea trials

Aurora Botnia successfully completes first sea trials

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2021

RMC will soon deliver the vessel to Wasaline ahead of her starting service between Finland and Sweden

A strong future for laser scanning in passenger shipping

A strong future for laser scanning in passenger shipping
By Matthew Jensen | 09 June 2021

Matthew Jensen outlines how Fraiserline’s scanning technology benefits cruise and ferry operators

Matthew Jensen outlines how Fraiserline’s scanning technology benefits cruise and ferry operators

Fjord1 orders two eco-friendly ferries from Tersan

Fjord1 orders two eco-friendly ferries from Tersan

HAV Design

By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

New vessels will be able to operate in either fully electric, hybrid or diesel-electric mode

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

Tomas Tillberg and Nedgé Louis-Jacques tell Rebecca Gibson about Tomas Tillberg Design’s first projects in China and why they predict fair weather ahead for the nation’s cruise ship building industry

The design firm discusses the role it is playing in helping to grow China's cruise ship building industry

Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

Brodosplit

By Alex Smith | 04 June 2021

Golden Horizon is 162 metres long and will sail for Tradewind Voyages from the UK

Crystal Endeavor completes final sea trial

Crystal Endeavor completes final sea trial

Crystal

By Alex Smith | 01 June 2021

Crystal Cruises’ ship underwent performance and operational tests ahead of her delivery by MV Werften

New Stena Line ferry floated out at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

New Stena Line ferry floated out at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 28 May 2021

The extended E-Flexer vessel in expected to be delivered in 2022

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

Why choose F.Ball and Co Ltd’s dual bond adhesive system?

Why choose F.Ball and Co Ltd’s dual bond adhesive system?
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 May 2021

Styccobond F40 provides operators with an efficient way to install carpet or underlay on their vessels

Star Legend delivered to Windstar Cruises by Fincantieri

Star Legend delivered to Windstar Cruises by Fincantieri

Windstar Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 May 2021

The lengthened ship is part of the cruise line’s $250 million Star Plus Initiative

How Sunstone Ships is building towards the future

How Sunstone Ships is building towards the future
By Alex Smith | 25 May 2021

Niels-Erik Lund talks with Alex Smith about how SunStone Ships has continued to construct its innovative new Infinity-class ships while managing the Covid-19 crisis

Niels-Erik Lund explains how the shipowner has constructed its new ships during the pandemic

Oliver Design completes design and outfitting for two new ferries

Oliver Design completes design and outfitting for two new ferries

Baleària

By Alex Smith | 24 May 2021

Terevau Piti and Eleanor Roosevelt will operate in the Mediterranean and Polynesia

Schottel delivers propulsion for Brevik Fergeselskap’s first electric ferry

Schottel delivers propulsion for Brevik Fergeselskap’s first electric ferry

Schottel

By Alex Smith | 20 May 2021

Sandøy will connect Brevik, Sandøya and Bjørkøya in Norway

DFDS takes delivery of new ferry Côte d’Opale

DFDS takes delivery of new ferry Côte d’Opale

DFDS

By Alex Smith | 19 May 2021

The vessel will be the longest to operate on the English Channel

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