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Construction of Silver Ray Begins

As reported in Travel Weekly this week, “Silversea Cruises has officially begun the construction of Silver Ray, the second ship in the Nova Class. Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises (pictured) told the world’s press “We are proud to have started constructing Silver [Read more...]

2022-11-25T09:34:26+00:00 November 25th, 2022|Ships|

Suicide on “Wonder of the Seas”

On November 13th a galley steward died on the Wonder of the Seas, an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. A source said the crew member “apparently died of suicide and left a note before his death along with a video [Read more...]

2022-11-23T14:39:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2022|Safety|

An Upbeat Outlook from UK Cruise Report

The International Cruise Ship Industry has produced it's UK Cruise Report for 2022 and is available to view online now at this link UK A flourishing cruise refurbishment, outfitting and repair sector in the UK illustrates that there is a high demand for quality British [Read more...]

2022-11-22T08:18:39+00:00 November 22nd, 2022|Marketing|

Tallink enjoys near 50% revenue increase

In the third quarter of this year, Tallink Grupp and its subsidiaries carried 1, 893, 603 pax, a rise of 65.5% on the third quarter of last year’s figures. The number of cargo units transported increased by 13.1%. Tallink’s unaudited consolidated revenue increased by 49.9% or [Read more...]

2022-10-28T14:08:35+00:00 October 28th, 2022|Finance|

Atlas unveils a superyacht concept

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ new, 200 pax ‘World Traveler’ has been designed to evoke the aesthetic of a luxurious coastal vacation home or superyacht, the company claimed.   The vessel was designed by Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec of Portuguese-based Oitoemponto.   “The designers have done [Read more...]

2022-10-28T14:04:48+00:00 October 28th, 2022|Ships|

GPH close to adding St Lucia to its portfolio

Following bilateral discussions, Global Ports Holding (GPH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of St Lucia for a 30-year concession, plus a 10-year extension option, for cruise ship operations. Under the terms of the MoU, both parties have entered into an [Read more...]

2022-10-28T14:02:55+00:00 October 28th, 2022|Ports|

New Bahamas cruise port agreed

The Bahamas Government has signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with Azul Destinations and Calypso Cove Destinations for the development of a resort and cruise port on South Long Island, estimated to cost some $250 mill. Speaking during the signing ceremony earlier this month, Deputy [Read more...]

2022-10-28T13:54:19+00:00 October 28th, 2022|Ports|

Havyard to become Eqva

Oslo-listed Havyard Group’s Board has proposed that the company changes name to Eqva. The name change reflects the company’s growth strategy and marks its transformation to a fully integrated service concern, which contributes to green transition in maritime, power intensive and renewable industries, the Group [Read more...]

2022-10-28T13:52:54+00:00 October 28th, 2022|Technology|