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Former Genting tonnage snapped up

The fate of the three Crystal Cruises’ vessels, formerly owned by Genting, has been sealed. A&K Travel Group, owned by Geoffrey Kent and Heritage (an industrial holding company chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio), has confirmed that it has acquired the ‘Crystal Serenity’ and ‘Crystal Symphony’. [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:41:02+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Finance|

ALMACO to equip new cruise superyachts

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s new LNG-powered luxury superyachts, ‘Ilma’ and ‘Luminara’, will be equipped with ALMACO galleys, provision stores and refrigeration machinery solutions. The installations will take place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The vessels’ deliveries are scheduled for 2024 and 2025. ALMACO will also [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:32:18+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Technology|

HotLab joins Viken Group

The Swedish Viken Group has acquired the Italian yacht designer and naval architect company HotLab. This purchase was the latest in a series of partnerships and acquisitions aimed at strengthening Viken’s design, naval architecture and project management services offering to both the cruise and yachting [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:30:40+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Interior Design|

‘Havila Capella’ given the all clear

Last week, Havila Kystruten received all of the necessary certificates from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD). This meant that the coastal cruise ship ‘Havila Capella’ was fully insured and could restart operations along the Norwegian coast. ‘Havila Capella’ has been idle in Bergen since 12th April, [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:22:02+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Finance|

‘Golden Horizon’ hit by sanctions

UK-based Tradewind Voyages, operator of the five masted square rigged cruise sailing ship ‘Golden Horizon’, has suspended bookings and will probably have to cancel voyages, due to sanctions-related disruption to its financing, owner Croatian DIV Group, said. The world’s largest sailing ship was scheduled to [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:19:47+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Finance|

Costa opens Hamburg de-carbonisation unit

Carnival Corp member, Costa Group, which includes Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises, has created a dedicated de-carbonisation department within its Hamburg-based Carnival Maritime unit. This recently established department, which brings the Group’s scientific and technical expertise under one roof, will be responsible for developing and [Read more...]

2022-06-27T16:12:19+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Environment|