YSA Design delivers Venice to China

A sizeable slice of Venetian style and chic will arrive into Asia’s flourishing cruise market next month, when ‘Costa Venezia’ reaches Tokyo after a 53-day maiden voyage from Trieste. The new ship will then prepare for its regular cruising itinerary out of Shanghai, starting from [Read more...]

2019-04-16T09:01:50+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Ships|

Celebrity orders fifth ‘Edge’class ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with Chantiers de l'Atlantique to order a fifth ‘Edge’ class ship for delivery in the Autumn of 2024. "Edge class made an immediate hit with Celebrity Cruises guests and is a state-of-the-art example of technical excellence and [Read more...]

2019-04-16T08:11:07+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Ships|

Carnival Mardi Gras’new stateroom designs

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed new design staterooms that will be fitted on boardMardi Gras, which is due for delivery in late summer of 2020. The staterooms were developed in partnership with DCA Design International, a product design firm based in Warwick, UK, that is [Read more...]

2019-03-31T20:17:56+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Ships|

Damen inks first cruise newbuilding

Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with Oslo-based SeaDream Yacht Club for a 155 m mega-yacht, marking the company’s first cruise ship order. Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Damen Cruise, Andrea Trevisan, said, “We are delighted to sign this historic contract with which [Read more...]

2019-03-31T19:59:15+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Ships|

Tallink firms up newropax order

Tallink Grupp and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have firmed upan original contract to build a new LNG-powered fast ferry for the Tallinn – Helsinki route . Similar to the group’s newest vessel ‘Megastar’, the new shuttle ferry will also be dual fuelled. Her overall length will [Read more...]

2019-03-31T16:20:44+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Ships|

Stena RoRo places a new order

Stena RoRo has placed an order for another newbuilding in its‘Stena E-Flexer RoPax’series with the Chinese shipyard, AVIC International. This order is in addition to the eight newbuildings already contracted. There are still two options remaining. The vessel, which will operate on LNG, has been [Read more...]

2019-03-31T16:19:30+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Ships|

MSC firms up luxury cruise ship order

On Thursday 14th March, MSC and Fincantieri announced that the formal contracts had been signed for the construction of four luxury cruise ships. The contracts were valued at over €2 bill subject to financing. Pierfrancesco Vago (pictured), Executive Chairman of MSC's Cruises Division, said: "With [Read more...]

2019-03-16T15:02:51+00:00 March 16th, 2019|Ships|

Viking firms up another two ships

On the back of an agreement announced in March last year to build six cruise ships, Fincantieri and Viking have signed the contracts for the first two units. They will be delivered in 2024 and 2025, respectively. In partnership with the shipowner, Fincantieri said it [Read more...]

2019-03-16T14:43:57+00:00 March 16th, 2019|Ships|

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|