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Fincantieri Floats Out EXPLORA I Luxury Cruise Ship

May 31, 2022

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on Monday announce the float out of EXPLORA I, the first of four luxury cruise ships ordered by the Cruises Division of MSC Group for its new luxury brand Explora Journeys. The float out took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone…

AIDA Cruise Ships Set to 'Plug In' at Port of Southampton

May 16, 2022

ABP’s Port of Southampton announced on Monday that all three of AIDA Cruises’ ships to visit Southampton this year have been commissioned for shore power at the portAIDAcosma, AIDAprima and now AIDAsol have all undergone commissioning, meaning that when these cruise ships return to the port…

Fincantieri Delivers Viking Mars Cruise Ship to Viking

May 12, 2022

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the ocean cruise ship Viking Mars to the shipowner Viking. The ship was delivered on Thursday at the shipyard in Ancona.The 227 meters long Viking Mars will be placed in the small cruise ship segment…

Royal Caribbean Flags Slow Summer Demand in Europe as Ukraine Crisis Weighs

May 06, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group on Thursday flagged slow summer demand for European cruises due to the Ukraine crisis, after a dull first quarter as it reeled under a resurgence in COVID infections in some parts of the world.Shares of the cruise operator fell about 5% to $73…

Cruise Line Azamara Adds New Vessel to Its Fleet

May 03, 2022

Cruise line Azamara has officially added Azamara Onward vessel to its now four-ship fleet on Tuesday, following a festive naming ceremony in Monte Carlo. The christening ceremony was led by the President of Azamara, Carol Cabezas, and Azamara Onward Godmother…

'Exceptional times lasted longer than expected," Meyer Turku CEO Says as Loss Widens

May 02, 2022

Finland-based cruise shipbuilder Meyer Turku saw its full-year 2021 net loss widen, despite a somewhat higher turnover compared to 2020. Still, the company said it was a 'satisfactory result in the midst of a protracted pandemic.'The company's turnover was EUR 1…

Havila Voyages Cancels 'Havila Cappela' Roundtrip Citing Insurance Issues

May 02, 2022

Norwegian cruise shipping company Havila Voyages has canceled an upcoming roundtrip in Norway with the Havila Capella cruise ship, citing unresolved issues with the ship's insurance coverage.'There is still an unresolved situation related to Havila Capella's insurance coverage…

Seafarers’ House to Honor Carnival's Arnold W. Donald

Apr 12, 2022

Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation & PLC, has been selected as the recipient of Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award for 2022. The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction in the maritime world…

Harland & Wolff Wins Contracts for Dry Docking of Two Cruise Vessels

Apr 11, 2022

Harland & Wolff Group has been awarded a dry dock contract for two cruise ships from P&O Cruises and Cunard respectively that will occupy the Belfast drydock for 33 days in total. The companies have selected Harland & Wolff's 81-acre Belfast…

Hurtigruten Plans First Emissions Free Ship by 2030

Mar 31, 2022

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express partners with SINTEF to create zero emission ships for the Norwegian coast by 2030.Since 1893, Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express has carried local passengers, goods, and tourists between 34 ports. The…

World's Largest Cruise Ship Makes US Debut

Feb 21, 2022

Port Everglades once again welcomes the largest cruise ship in the world. Royal Caribbean International's Wonder of the Seas docked at her homeport, Port Everglades, this weekend for her inaugural season beginning March 4. This is the fourth Oasis-Class ship to make its U…

Hong Kong Using Cruise Terminal as COVID Facility

Feb 21, 2022

Hong Kong is in 'all-out combat' to contain a surge in coronavirus cases, the city's number two official said on Sunday, with the ramping up of community isolation and treatment units helped by mainland Chinese construction teams.Scenes of people…

Electromotor Glitch Delays Havila Voyages' Castor Vessel Delivery

Feb 10, 2022

Electromotor Glitch Delays Havila Voyages' Castor Vessel DeliveryNorwegian coastal cruise shipping company Havila Voyages said Thursday that the first trip with its Havila Castor newbuild vessel would be delayed due to a technical problem with its electric motor…

SMS Group Investment Pays Off with 'Record Breaking' 2021

Jan 14, 2022

As COVID continues to create business hurdles globally, the SMS Group, based within the Port of Southampton in the UK, announced that it has recorded its busiest year in company history.  Traditionally a ship repairer, SMS Group invested in a team of industry professionals to establish…

Ten Years on, Costa Concordia Shipwreck Still Haunts Survivors, Islanders

Jan 13, 2022

Ester Percossi can still hear the screams, feel the cold and see the terror in people's eyes.She is one of the survivors of the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise liner that capsized after hitting rocks just off the coast of the small Italian island of Giglio on Jan…

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