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Stephen steps up at RCI

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has named Angie Stephen  as the new Senior Vice President of the brand’s international business. Stephen (pictured) will oversee the continued growth of the cruise line’s global footprint across more than 80 countries, from Australia and China to those in Asia/Pacific, [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:08:36+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Carnival opts for LR’s environmental data software

At the end of last month, Carnival Corp completed the fleetwide rollout of LR OneOcean’s EnviroManager+ software. The system will deliver efficiencies in passage planning and support voyage compliance excellence with all relevant international, regional, national, and local environmental regulations. The EnviroManager+ system was jointly developed [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:03:54+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

Azamara Cruises has new CEO

Dondra Ritzenthaler (pictured) has taken up the position of Azamara Cruises’ CEO. She has had more than four decades of experience in the travel sector. “I’m thrilled to be officially joining the incredible Azamara team,” she said. “I am very proud of what Azamara has [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:59:15+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Viking Expeditions increases research involvement

This month, Viking has revealed its latest scientific advancement on board the company’s expedition fleet with the addition of real-time environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing of phytoplankton. With scientific support from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the PCR lab [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:55:32+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

Intellian offer TV at sea technology

Satcoms solutions provider, Intellian Technologies has introduced  a 3.6m TVRO system, to enable passengers on cruise ships access to TV services worldwide. Available for pre-order with delivery scheduled for later this year, the t360CK has the ability to electronically switch between C-Band and Ku-Band, while [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:52:41+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Technology|

BC Ferries receives loan for newbuildings

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is to loan Can$75 mill to BC Ferries Services. This will help finance the purchase of four zero emission ferries and the installation of the required charging infrastructure. The ‘Island’ class vessels, which will be utilised on small volume and [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:42:29+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Finance|

Echandia wins record order

Swedish battery systems supplier, Echandia has won an order for the delivery of battery systems for the conversion of two unnamed ropaxes to pure electric propulsion. This is the company's largest order to date, both in terms of value and system size. Delivery is planned [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:43:43+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

First ropax receives DNV Silent(E) notation

Technology group Wärtsilä has designed and delivered controllable pitch propellers for Stena’s new ropax, ‘Ala’suinu’, which has successfully completed sea trials. Following the trials, ‘Ala’suinu’ became the first ropax to fulfil the DNV Silent(E) notation, satisfying the criteria in the operating conditions at 11 and [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:12:29+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|