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PONANT explores eco-design cruise ship

PONANT has continued to explore all technology options, towards more sustainable tourism, the company said. Following last year’s introduction of ‘Le Commandant Charcot’, claimed to be the world’s only luxury icebreaker and hybrid electric powered by LNG, PONANT’s R&D team is working on an eco-design [Read more...]

2022-08-12T17:33:32+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Environment|

MSC awarded environmental certificate

MSC Cruises entire fleet has achieved ISO 21070:2017 certification for marine environmental protection. This specifies procedures for the shipboard management of waste, including handling, collection, separation, marking, treatment, and storage. It also describes the ship-to-shore interface and the delivery of waste from the ship to [Read more...]

2022-08-12T17:30:25+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Environment|

Marorka wins expedition ship contract

GTT subsidiary, Marorka is to equip Antarctica21’s expedition vessel ‘Magellan Explorer’ with GTT Digital smart shipping solutions. The contract includes the deployment of sensors, automatic data collection systems and intelligent software to manage and optimise the energy and environmental performance of the vessel. GTT Digital platform [Read more...]

2022-08-12T17:23:24+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Technology|

WFW advises two cruise operators on finance

UK-based law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised at least two cruise ship operators on finance recently. First, the Royal Caribbean Group ((RCL) was advised on the acquisition and financing of the luxury expedition cruise ship ‘Crystal Endeavor’ (since renamed ‘Silver Endeavour’), as [Read more...]

2022-08-12T17:21:23+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Finance|

Crystal ships arrive at Trieste

Towards the end of last month, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Co-Chairman of the A&K Travel Group, Cristina Levis, CEO of A&K Travel Group, and Fincantieri executives, welcomed the arrival of the recently acquired ‘Crystal Symphony’ and ‘Crystal Serenity’ to Trieste, Italy, where the ships are to [Read more...]

2022-08-12T17:19:04+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Refurbishment|