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Cruise ships begin to arrive at the breakers

At least two of the former Pullmantur Cruises ships have arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard, while the third, ‘Horizon’ was also believed to be have been committed to Turkish breakers. The ‘Sovereign’ built in 1988 and the 1991-built ’Monarch’, were both pioneers in the history [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:48:11+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Ships|

Rauma loses TT-Line contract – blames COVID-19

TT-Line’s planned ropax vessel replacement contract with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has been cancelled. The ferry line’s management was advised that the Tasmanian Government, the line’s ultimate owner, would not proceed with the contract, due to the virus and its economic implications for [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:44:59+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Ships|

Princess puts sailings back

Princess Cruises has extended its cessation of cruise ship operations. The company said that due to the continued progression of COVID-19 and related decisions by various governments, health authorities, and airlines regarding travel restrictions, the following voyages will be impacted: All cruises sailing in and out of Australia on ‘Majestic Princess’, ‘Regal Princess’, ‘Sapphire Princess’, ‘Sea Princess’, and [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:41:31+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Safety|

Carnival shuffles fleet- to shed older ships

Carnival Cruise Line has announced more rationalisation plans for its fleet, across the brands. Among these were the announcement of a firm date for the second Excel-class, LNG-powered ship, due to arrive in November, 2022; four ships either sold or put on long term lay-up [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:36:46+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Ships|

Anastassiadis joins MSC

MSC Cruises has appointed Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis (pictured) to the position of senior advisor for institutional and maritime affairs. His remit will be to liaise with public authorities and regulatory bodies. Prior to joining MSC Cruises, he was CEO of Celestyal Cruises where he oversaw [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:35:14+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Appointments|