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US Cruise Act blocked

The CRUISE Act was introduced aimed at overriding the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandate to get cruise ships sailing again from US ports. However, US Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) (pictured) managed to block the bill from passing through the Senate. The Careful [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:25:15+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Safety|

MSC to call at Saudi ports

Cruise Saudi, a 100% public investment fund-owned business seeking to develop Saudi Arabia’s cruise industry, and MSC Cruises have announced Red Sea cruises in the coming winter 2021/22 season. Fawaz Farooqui, Managing Director of Cruise Saudi (pictured, left), and Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:14:23+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Marketing|

Resco moves in with Schulte

The German-based Resco team has moved into Schulte Group's Hamburg Headquarters following its acquisition of the software company. They will now be working in the office alongside their colleagues at MariApps, BSM Cruise, and the Schulte Group teams allowing for even greater collaboration between our teams, [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:11:58+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Marketing|

Cruise ship bunker vessel designs

Danish ship design company Knud E. Hansen (KEH) has unveiled the X-gas Project - a series of medium-capacity small-scale LNGCs, which are designed to bunker cruise ships among others. The project’s flagship design is a 126.5 m vessel with a cargo capacity of 9,000 cu [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:10:06+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Crystal ties up with marine research experts

Crystal Cruises has announced a new partnership with the California Ocean Alliance, (COA), which is dedicated to marine research to safeguard oceans for the protection of marine mammals worldwide. COA scientists will join ‘Crystal Endeavor’, the line’s new expedition yacht, for a series of five remote expedition [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:05:27+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Environment|

Veteran cruise ships sold for recycling

Hong Kong-based New Century Group has reported that its Singapore subsidiary, New Century Cruise Lines, has sold the  1969-built gambling cruise ship ‘Leisure World’ to an intermediary for recycling. In a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing, the company said that a price of $3,591,880 was [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:02:53+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Digitalisation on board ferries – study

Mobile satcoms leader, Inmarsat, has published a report on attitudes to digitalisation in the ferry market. This study drew on interviews with 10 leading ferry owners by consultancy JG Maritime Solutions and comes when the sector faces a major change in expectations on connectivity from passengers, [Read more...]

2021-04-29T18:59:35+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Technology|