Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Fincantieri floats out Enchanted Princess at yard in Italy

Fincantieri floats out Enchanted Princess at yard in Italy
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Princess Cruises' fifth Royal-class vessel moves a step closer to completion ahead of her June 2020 debut

Brittany Ferries celebrates milestones for two E-Flexer cruise ferries

Brittany Ferries celebrates milestones for two E-Flexer cruise ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AVIC Weihai floats Galicia out of dry dock and cuts steel for Salamanca at its yard in China

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 16, 2019

Costa Cruises rearranges inaugural festivities and sailings for its first LNG-powered ship

MV Werften begins construction of Dream Cruises’ Global 2

MV Werften begins construction of Dream Cruises’ Global 2
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, September 12, 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 | Thursday, September 12, 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 | Wednesday, September 11, 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 | Wednesday, September 11, 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 | Friday, September 6, 2019

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

MSC Grandiosa successfully passes sea trials

MSC Grandiosa successfully passes sea trials
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Chantiers de l'Atlantique prepares MSC Cruises' first Meraviglia-Plus class ship for delivery in October

Silver Moon floats out of building dock at Fincantieri's yard

Silver Moon floats out of building dock at Fincantieri's yard
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 30, 2019

Silversea's latest ultra-luxury ship will now be outfitted ahead of her scheduled delivery in 2020

Norwegian Prime Minister christens Color Hybrid

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

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

Meyer Werft cuts steel for AIDA Cruises’ second LNG ship

Meyer Werft cuts steel for AIDA Cruises’ second LNG ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 16, 2019

The newbuild has been designed as a sister to AIDAnova and will begin service in spring 2021

MAN Energy to supply engines for Trinidad and Tobago ferries

MAN Energy to supply engines for Trinidad and Tobago ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shipbuilders Austal and Incat Tasmania order total of eight engines for the two high-speed ferries

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 | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

Brodosplit lays keel for Quark Expeditions’ Ultramarine

Brodosplit lays keel for Quark Expeditions’ Ultramarine
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The purpose-built Antarctic exploration ship will join the fleet in late 2020

Meyer Turku cuts steel for Costa’s second LNG cruise ship

Meyer Turku cuts steel for Costa’s second LNG cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Cruise line also revealed that the newbuild would be named Costa Toscana and be delivered in 2021

Almaco to design and install guest and crew areas on SeaDream Innovation

Almaco to design and install guest and crew areas on SeaDream Innovation
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Company will deliver guest and crew cabins, public areas for crew and all catering areas on the ship

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas to offer European summer cruises

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas to offer European summer cruises
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, July 15, 2019

Ship will be revamped before setting sail from Barcelona in May 2020 with new onboard amenities

Meyer Turku to build third Icon ship for Royal Caribbean

Meyer Turku to build third Icon ship for Royal Caribbean
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The LNG-powered vessel is scheduled to be delivered by the Finnish yard in spring 2025