Color Line vessels to remain under NOR flag

The Norwegian Government has ruled against the re-flagging of Color Line vessels to the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) flag. This is a significant and hard fought victory for Norwegian seafarers and the ongoing ITF cabotage campaign, the transport union said. ITF affiliate, the Norwegian [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:20:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Marketing|

Fincantieri to move into Baoshan

Fincantieri CEO, Giuseppe Bono (pictured), and the District Mayor of Baoshan, Fan Shaojun, have signed contracts aimed at creating a cruise hub. This will be primarily dedicated to activities in this sector, including shipbuilding and maritime operations. As part of the agreements between Fincantieri, CSSC and [Read more...]

2018-11-18T14:40:41+00:00 November 18th, 2018|Marketing|

Carnival firms up its Chinese venture

Carnival Corp has launched its cruise joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited. The new China-based cruise company plans to operate its own fleet to serve Chinese cruise guests by the end of 2019. Simultaneously, CSSC [Read more...]

2018-11-18T14:32:30+00:00 November 18th, 2018|Marketing|

Havyard reaches 100 designs

From just the original four employees and two old armchairs, Havyard Design & Solutions (HDS) has passed the 100 design mark. The most recent design reference was Kystruten’s coastal cruise vessels. From the beginning in 2005 and over the 13 years leading up to now, [Read more...]

2018-10-28T22:06:51+00:00 October 28th, 2018|Marketing|

Costa agrees second Singapore tie up

Costa Cruises has entered its second tripartite partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Changi Airport Group (CAG). The three-year partnership will leverage Costa’s global presence, Singapore’s cruise hub status and Changi Airport’s air hub connectivity to further enhance Southeast Asia’s appeal as a [Read more...]

2018-10-15T09:43:50+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Marketing|

Lindblad extends co-operation with National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has expanded its agreement with National Geographic Partners to include all of the Americas. The relationship between Lindblad and National Geographic, founded in 2004 with a shared interest in exploration, research, technology and conservation, includes co-selling, co-marketing and branding arrangements that run [Read more...]

2018-08-11T06:51:43+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Marketing|

Cruise & Ferry Route at SMM

This year’s SMM Hamburg exhibition will include a Cruise & Ferry Route. Exhibitors can show SMM visitors that they are important players in the Cruise & Ferry market by listing on the route. Ship technology providers – covering the entire range from the engine room [Read more...]

2018-07-14T05:59:09+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Marketing|

Passenger figures confirm cruising’s popularity

Last month, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirmed that 2017 was another positive year for the cruise industry in terms of ocean cruise passenger growth. Last year’s figures surpassed earlier projections, reaching 26.7 mill cruise passengers globally, up from the forecast 25.8 mill. For 2018, [Read more...]

2018-06-15T09:50:20+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Marketing|