Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Incat Crowther to design catamaran for Azam Marine

Incat Crowther to design catamaran for Azam Marine

Incat Crowther

By Alex Smith | 22 April 2021

Kilimanjaro VIII will be the 11th the designer has developed for the Tanzanian operator

Ferry flexible: Bringing the E-flexer ferries to life

Ferry flexible: Bringing the E-flexer ferries to life
By Simon Johnson | 19 April 2021

Simon Johnson asks executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line about the origins of their new E-Flexer ferries, as well as why they expect them to become so popular with guests

Executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line discuss the appeal of their new series of vessels

Nakashima Propeller takes majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Nakashima Propeller takes majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Nakashima Propeller

By Alex Smith | 14 April 2021

The two companies will now offer packages of their products for the newbuilding and retrofit sectors

ABB to supply power solution for 10 electric Lisbon ferries

ABB to supply power solution for 10 electric Lisbon ferries

Astilleros Gondán

By Alex Smith | 12 April 2021

Each vessel will transport up to 540 passengers across the Tagus river

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet
By Justin Merrigan | 12 April 2021

Ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries as shipyards continue to make progress on building projects despite the pandemic. Justin Merrigan reports

Justin Merrigan reports as ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries

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

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