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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 [Read more...]

March 2nd, 2019|

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, [Read more...]

March 2nd, 2019|

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, [Read more...]

February 17th, 2019|

‘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 [Read more...]

February 17th, 2019|

‘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 [Read more...]

February 17th, 2019|

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. [Read more...]

February 2nd, 2019|

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 [Read more...]

January 28th, 2019|

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’, [Read more...]

January 28th, 2019|