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‘Sea Adventurer’ becomes ‘Ocean Adventurer’

Last month, Quark Expeditions’ polar expedition ship ‘Sea Adventurer’ underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation and was renamed ‘Ocean Adventurer’. The upgraded ‘Ocean Adventurer’ can now carry 132 guests. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this ice-strengthened ship also underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002. The latest refurbishment [Read more...]

2018-01-11T11:09:03+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Refurbishment|

Ponant selects Adonis HR software

In conjunction with Uvea Marine Services (UMS), Norwegian-based maritime HR solutions provider Adonis will be implementing its maritime HR suite to run luxury cruise line Ponant’s crewing and payroll operations. “The complexity of our global operations made it necessary for us to start looking for [Read more...]

2018-01-04T10:26:01+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Technology|

Auckland studies ‘cold ironing’

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has released the results of a study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed at Auckland. Cruise ships were selected for the study as this industry has been proactive at addressing environmental issues over the past decade [Read more...]

2018-01-04T10:13:55+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Technology|

Poulter joins RCCL

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) has appointed Martha Poulter as Senior Vice President and CIO. She joins RCCL after spending the last 13 years of her career as CIO for major corporations, such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and GE Capital. Poulter (pictured) will report [Read more...]

2018-01-04T10:11:38+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Appointments|

RCCL negotiates large loan

Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) has secured €2.5 bill to finance construction of its two Icon-class LNG-powered cruise ships. The loan is being provided by an international consortium led by German finance house KfW IPEX-Bank and includes BNP Paribas, HSBC, Commerzbank, Santander, BBVA, Bayern/LB, [Read more...]

2018-01-04T10:10:00+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Finance|

Vard wins contract for hybrid cruise icebreaker

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has confirmed that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of a luxury polar expedition cruise vessel for French-based Ponant valued at around NOK2.7 bill. The unique electric hybrid cruise icebreaker with LNG propulsion is the result of co-operation [Read more...]

2018-01-04T10:08:05+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Ships|