Carnival Corp’s claim taken to task

In an article published recently in TradeWinds, Carnival Corp claimed that it has switched all of its cruise ships sailing to the Arctic from burning heavy fuel oil to low-sulfur marine gasoil. Since December, 2016, international environmental organisations involved in the ‘Clean Up Carnival' coalition [Read more...]

2019-03-16T13:58:55+00:00 March 16th, 2019|Ships|

Deltamarin wins Kvarken design contract

Deltamarin has signed a €4 mill contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) to design the new ropax for Kvarken Link, a Finnish/Swedish consortium (see ICSI News 2nd February). Deltamarin’s input covers basic and detail design for the hull and machinery areas. The work will [Read more...]

2019-03-16T13:52:36+00:00 March 16th, 2019|Ships|

Stena RoRo acquires ropax

Stena RoRo has purchased the ropax ‘Yamato’ from the Japan’s Hankyu Ferry.   The vessel will be rebuilt at a European shipyard to European standards, after which she will be chartered out. This process will begin in spring 2020 and the ferry is estimated to be [Read more...]

2019-03-02T19:26:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Ships|

SunStone orders fourth expedition ship 

SunStone Ships has ordered a fourth ‘Infinity’ series expedition cruise ship. To be named ‘Ocean Explorer’, she will be built by China’s CMHI yard to an CX103 design featuring the patented X-BOW. The series has been designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions and the group [Read more...]

2019-03-02T18:19:22+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Ships|

RCI to build sixth ‘Oasis’

Royal Caribbean (RCI) is to build a sixth ‘Oasis’ class ship at Chantiers de l'Atlantique St Nazaire. This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year, RCI said. Once this is in place, [Read more...]

2019-03-02T18:15:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Ships|

Aranui in newbuilding project

Aranui will add a second ship into service as early as 2022, according to local media reports, as the luxury cargo/passenger line looks to expand its cruise operation. According to The Cruise People’s Kevin Griffin’s weekly news roundup, Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM), which [Read more...]

2019-02-17T18:24:18+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ships|

‘Diamond Princess’ returns after drydock

Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess’ has been redelivered following a multi-million dollar refit in Singapore. This refurbishment is part of Princess’ ‘Come Back New Promise’ commitment, which is focused on investing more than $450 mill across the fleet. Enhancements on board ‘Diamond Princess’ include upgrades for [Read more...]

2019-02-17T17:09:26+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ships|

‘Sea Cloud Spirit’ to be DNV GL class

DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing ship ‘Sea Cloud Spirit’, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain. Ordered by the Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises, the vessel is designed to meet the increasing demand from both [Read more...]

2019-02-17T16:35:49+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ships|