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|

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|

Finnlines invests in large ropaxes

Following an order for three hybrid sto/ro ultra large green vessels at Jinling Shipyard in 2018, Finnlines recently signed an order for two ro-paxes from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai. Both shipyards are now part of China Merchants Group. Called [Read more...]

2020-01-13T11:42:14+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Ships|

MOL, Mitsubishi finalise LNG-Fuelled ferry deal

Yokohama-based Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has concluded a contract with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) to build two LNG-fuelled ferries, the first to be ordered in Japan. These vessels will be built at the Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works, with completion and handover scheduled for the end of [Read more...]

2020-01-13T11:14:47+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Ships|

3 Maj receives Scenic contract

Rijeka's beleaguered 3 Maj shipyard has won an order for the first time in four years. The keel for a new Polar cruise ship, which is a sistership to the one recently built at Uljanik in Pula, is due to be laid during the second [Read more...]

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

SeaDream contract cancelled

SeaDream Yacht Club and Damen have confirmed that the contract to build a new ship has been cancelled. Both parties are open to potential future projects and collaboration, SeaDream said. The new ship, ‘SeaDream Innovation’, was scheduled to be delivered in September, 2021. “The response [Read more...]

2019-12-13T14:02:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Ships|

Battery powered hybrid ready for service

Hurtigruten’s new hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship ‘Fridtjof Nansen’ will be completed earlier than scheduled. As a result, Hurtigruten is adding a series of shorter pre-inaugural voyages. ‘Fridtjof Nansen’ is claimed to be packed with green technology and large battery packs and is, alongside [Read more...]

2019-12-13T13:58:06+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Ships|

CMV buys two more secondhand cruise ships

CMV has bought two more secondhand cruise ships. P&O Australia's ‘Pacific Dawn’ and ‘Pacific Aria’ will be taken over in Singapore on 2nd March and 2nd May, 2021 respectively, increasing CMV’s lower bed fleet capacity to 9,000 berths and passenger capacity by 30%. They will [Read more...]

2019-11-29T23:23:09+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Ships|