Foreship behind Super Ice Class ferry design

Energy efficiency, flexibility and optimised space availability will be built into Wasaline’s new ferry that will transform freight and passenger connections between Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland, according to naval architect and design engineering consultant Foreship. Recently, Kvarken Link converted a letter of [Read more...]

2019-02-02T12:55:26+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Ships|

NCLH orders new ship for Regent Seven Seas

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has ordered a new ship for its Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand.  She will be a sister ship to ‘Seven Seas Explorer’ and ‘Seven Seas Splendor and will be designed and built by Fincantieri for delivery in late 2023. Accommodating [Read more...]

2019-01-28T13:36:03+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ships|

Scylla buys ‘Bremen’

Swiss shipping company Scylla is expanding its business with the purchase of the expedition ship ‘Bremen’ from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Scylla has been involved in river cruises since 1973. In 2018, the family-owned company founded VIVA Cruises, a river tour operator. In total, Scylla currently owns [Read more...]

2019-01-28T12:26:54+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ships|

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to use MGO

With the publication of the new expedition voyages for 2020/2021, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced that it will only use low-sulfur marine gas oil (MGO) on all routes operated by three expedition ships. From July, 2020, the ‘HANSEATIC nature’, ‘HANSEATIC inspiration’ and ‘Bremen’ will burn MGO, [Read more...]

2019-01-28T12:22:03+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ships|

Deltamarin continues with ‘Titanic II’ project

Blue Star Line has contracted Deltamarin to continue with the design of ‘Titanic II’. This contract covers design process tasks, consultancy and project management services. Deltamarin will provide Blue Star Line with outline design services, including finalising and modifying the existing design to comply with [Read more...]

2019-01-28T12:07:31+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ships|

RMC firms up ropax order

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) and Kvarken Link have signed a construction contract to build a new Vaasa/Umeå ferry, following a letter of intent agreed just over a week ago. The construction agreement calls for the building of a car and passenger ferry at RMC. “We [Read more...]

2019-01-28T12:00:46+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ships|

AD Associates to lead Crystal Cruises new design

AD Associates has been appointed to lead the initial planning, feasibility studies and concept design for Crystal Cruises’, new ‘Diamond’ class ships. ‘Crystal Diamond’ represents Crystal Cruises’ first ocean-going, newbuilding since 2003 and is scheduled to join the fleet in 2022. The ships will be [Read more...]

2019-01-14T10:14:22+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Ships|

Oceania orders two ‘Allura’ class ships

Oceania Cruises, the upper-premium subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has ordered two new ships from Fincantieri. The contract price for each of the two vessels is around €575 mill per ship. Oceania has obtained export credit financing with favourable terms to fund 80% [Read more...]

2019-01-13T21:47:49+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Ships|

Pampa Cruises acquires cruise ship

Argentine-based newcomer, Pampa Cruises, was believed to have chartered the 1975-built former Soviet cruise ferry ‘Gruziya’, now called ‘Salamis Filoxenia’, in place of its original target - her sistership ‘Delphin’. She will be renamed ‘Arrecife’ for the duration of the charter, local reports said. According [Read more...]

2018-12-17T09:41:26+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Ships|