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Atlas Ocean to expand fleet

US-based Atlas Ocean Voyages is to add four additional ships to its fleet. The Fort Lauderdale-based line will start cruise operations with the Mystic Cruise managed ‘World Navigator’ in 2021. She will be followed by another four in 2022 and 2023, ordered by Mystic Cruises [Read more...]

2020-01-27T23:03:38+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Ships|

Uniworld takes MSC to Court over Venice collision

River cruise operator, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, is suing MSC Cruise Management (UK) Limited for damages, following a collision with a cruise ship in Venice last year. On 2nd June, 2019 Uniworld’s ‘River Countess’ was struck by ‘MSC Opera’, while the latter was arriving [Read more...]

2020-01-27T23:00:59+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Safety|

Carnival Corp joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network

Carnival Corp has Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN) as a charter member. OPLN is a new global community of retailers, brands, non-governmental organisations and alliances committed to sharing best practices, developing scientific breakthroughs and new business models, and working to develop new approaches, innovations and [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:59:04+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Environment|

Tallink to upgrade ‘Silja Europa’

Tallink Gruppe’s 1993-built ‘Silja Europa’ has arrived at the Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Finland for scheduled maintenance and planned renewal works that would make the ship more environmentally friendly. She is due to stay at Naantali for two weeks before returning to the Tallinn-Helsinki [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:56:24+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Refurbishment|

CLIA champions open loop scrubbers

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has highlighted three independent reports published last year that show exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) when operated in open-loop mode, have minimal impact on water and sediment quality. The most recent report, conducted by CE Delft and co-sponsored by CLIA, [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:52:34+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Environment|

MSC to build more ‘World’ class ships

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have agreed to build a third and fourth LNG-powered ‘World’ class ships. The yard and MSC also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a new prototype class of four LNG-powered cruise ships to operate under [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:47:53+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Ships|

SGS signs new agreement with RCCL

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) has entered into a new agreement with long term client Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to provide underwater hull maintenance and repair services for its 58 ship fleet. These include cruise ships trading under the banners of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, [Read more...]

2020-01-13T11:50:11+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Technology|