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Aurora’s second expedition ship on schedule

Aurora Expeditions has said that its second expedition cruise ship, ‘Sylvia Earle’ is on schedule to be delivered in October, 2021. Similar to the first ship in the series, ‘Greg Mortimer’, she will feature the patented Ulstein X-BOW, a core design element that is claimed [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:22:20+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Ships|

Disney delays newbuildings delivery

Disney Cruise Line has postponed the launch of its sixth and seventh ships from 2022/2023 to 2024/2025, respectively. CEO Bob Chapek announced the news during a Q&A session at the company’s financial results conference call. He blamed the delay on having to go through and [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:48:48+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Marketing|

AIDA to trial fuel cells

AIDA has reported further progress with its ambition to introduce its first emission-neutral ship in 2030. An important milestone was reached with the commissioning of ‘AIDAnova’, the world's first LNG-fuelled cruise ship. In addition, the first use of fuel cells and batteries on board is [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:15:27+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Technology|

Fincantieri reports revenue hit

Italian cruise and naval vessel shipbuilder, Fincantieri reported a 16% drop in revenues for the first nine months of 2020 at €3.53 bill. Revenues were severely impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, the company said. EBITDA was €200 mill, down from €306 mill reported in the [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:10:53+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Finance|

Tarragona prepares for larger cruise ships

The Port of Tarragona’s first connection between the southern breakwater and the caissons at the new Balears Wharf has been completed. This development, together with the construction of the northern breakwater, will shelter the wharf on both sides. It will increase the port’s ability to [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:05:11+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Ports|

GPH wins Taranto and Valencia concessions

The Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea has awarded Global Ports Holding (GPH) a 20-year concession to manage cruise passenger services at Taranto, Italy. Taranto’s cruise port infrastructure is currently undergoing a state funded, about €28 mill investment programme, which includes the building of [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:03:49+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Ports|

Inmarsat to take over Speedcast contracts

Speedcast International and Inmarsat have reached an agreement on the sale of Speedcast’s primary Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband and Fleet One service contracts to Inmarsat. This agreement marks another significant step for Speedcast as it looks to emerge from its Chapter 11 proceedings announced earlier this [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:01:52+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Technology|

Viking to venture into China

It has been reported that China Merchants Shekou and Viking Cruises are to launch a new cruise line focused on the mid-sized luxury market. This will mark China’s first entry into the high-end luxury cruise market, it was claimed. Under an agreement, the 2017-built ‘Viking [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:00:23+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Marketing|