Cruise Shipping News


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. 13, 2012, killing 32 people in one of Europe's worst maritime disasters.Percossi and other survivors have returned to the island to pay tribute to the dead and again thank the islanders who…

Celebrity Leaps Ahead of Regs with new RWO Wastewater Treatment Systems

Oct 31, 2022

RWO recently completed two installations of its next-gen advanced water treatment system (AWTS); the CleanSewage Membrane Reactor (CS-MBR), for Celebrity Cruises. The sewage treatment plant on the Celebrity Solstice-class vessels, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection…

Sylvia Earle & Ocean Odyssey: Sunstone Takes Expedition Cruise Ship Pair from China

Oct 26, 2022

SunStone Maritime Group A/S took delivery of two Infinity class ships -- Sylvia Earle and Ocean Odyssey -- from the CMHI Shipyard in Haimen, China. The pair are the fourth and the fifth of the Infinity class delivered from China Merchant Heavy Industries…

'Cruise Conversations Live' to Headline Cruise Ship Interior Show

May 14, 2022

As the cruise industry rebounds from its COVID hiatus, more than 25 cruise lines, designers, outfitters and sustainable accreditation experts are scheduled to be sharing their expertise at this year’s Cruise Conversations Live, taking place at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America June 7–8…

Pair of Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Vessels to Sport Azipod Propulsion

Apr 27, 2022

ABB inked a deal with Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to supply the electric propulsion systems and remote support for the luxury cruise operator’s two forthcoming mega-yachts. The ships are the second and third in a series that began with Ritz-Carlton Evrima…

BV AiP for Solid Sail, which aims to slash Cruise Ship Emissions

Mar 25, 2022

Bureau Veritas (BV) delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Chantiers de l’Atlantique for its sailing propulsion system, Solid Sail, tailored for the large ships market.Solid Sail is a 1,200 sq. m. rigid sail made of composite panels assembled together…

Tech File: Study Suggests Pre-insulated Plastic Piping Aids Passenger Ships Efficiency

Mar 10, 2022

A new study by GF Piping Systems and Foreship shows HVAC applications on passenger ships offer significant potential for improvement. The study, comparing a baseline steel piping system with pre-insulated polyethylene pipes in an air conditioning…

Meyer Turku-led Finnish Project Studies Climate-Neutral Cruise Ship

Feb 22, 2022

The NEcOLEAP project, led by Meyer Turku, is determined to design and build a climate-neutral cruise ship.Meyer Turku was selected to take part in Business Finland’s financing project for leading companies and their partner ecosystems, which…

Shipbuilding; Carnival Celebration floated out at Meyer Turku in Finland

Feb 11, 2022

The 185,000-gt cruis ships Carnival Celebration was floated out to the outfitting keel at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, with the LNG-powered ship marking the culmination of Carnival Cruise Lines 50th birthday. The float-out started on Friday…

Carnival Expects Return to Cruises with 65% Fleet Capacity by 2021 End

Jul 21, 2021

Carnival Corp said on Tuesday it expects to have resumed cruises with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021, betting that concerns over a resurgence in COVID-19 cases will not deter holidaymakers.The company also said its Carnival…

MSC to Resume Cruise Activities in Valencia with Arrival of 'MSC Grandiosa'

Jul 21, 2021

The MSC Grandiosa cruise ship is set to dock at the cruise pier of the Port of Valencia marking the MSC's resumption of activity at the port.  The ship will dock at the Cap i Casal, an operation that will take place every Friday with a full day stopover until November 5…

Marella Explorer 2: First Cruise Ship Since 2019 to Arrive in Port of Cromarty Firth

Jul 19, 2021

The Scottish Port of Cromarty Firth is set to welcome its first cruise ship since 2019 with the arrival of the Marella Explorer 2 on July 25.The news comes as the Scottish cruise sector prepares to resume operations after First Minister Nicola…

Cruise Shipping's Return: Genting Cruise Lines Gears Up for July 26 Sailing

Jul 17, 2020

Genting Cruise Lines said it will be the first international cruise company to restart operations with the deployment of Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream to Taiwan, where it will begin “Taiwan Island-Hopping” itineraries on July 26 2020.Upon the ship’s arrival in Keelung on June 40…

Market Insights: Cruise Shipping ... Now What?

Jun 16, 2020

Heading into 2020 the cruise industry was booming. The number of passengers who went on cruises in 2019 was at an all time high, a trend mirrored by the exponential fleet growth since the 1950s. However, COVID-19 caused an industry wide shut down…

Australia Orders Two Cruise Ships to Leave ... Now!

Mar 26, 2020

Australia ordered two cruise ships to leave its waters on Thursday, after a liner that docked in Sydney Harbor last week became the primary source of infection in the country's coronavirus outbreak.Although well below levels elsewhere in the world…

Logistics News

Port of Los Angeles Issues Draft RFP for New Cruise Terminal

Port of Los Angeles Issues Draft RFP for New Cruise Terminal

Port of Corpus Christi Awarded Grants to Study Carbon Storage

Port of Corpus Christi Awarded Grants to Study Carbon Storage

Analysis: Container Shipping and Falling U.S. Retail Sales

Analysis: Container Shipping and Falling U.S. Retail Sales

Western Tankers Ramp Up Russian Oil Shipments

Western Tankers Ramp Up Russian Oil Shipments

Subscribe for Maritime Logistics Professional E‑News