Cruise ship bunkers at Hambantota

‘Navigator of the Seas’, under the local agency of Prudential Shipping, called at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota International Port (HIP) for bunkers recently. This vessel was the first passenger ship to arrive at the port since the outbreak of the pandemic. She was sailing from the [Read more...]

2021-08-12T17:56:28+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Marketing|

CCS opens UK operation

Hamburg-based Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) has launched CCS UK, a Southampton-based ship management and recruiting operation. The cruise vessel management business will continue running fleets for its existing UK shipping operators while aiming to attract new clients. CCS recently purchased premises in Southampton, England, which [Read more...]

2021-08-12T17:54:51+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Marketing|

Interior Awards Ceremony announced

The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, supported by sponsor Kalmar Lighting, returns for 2021 with a new focus, new award categories, and a new location, organiser Elite Exhibitions revealed. Taking place on 2nd December, at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre at [Read more...]

2021-07-25T18:42:08+00:00 July 25th, 2021|Marketing|

Cruise operators still searching for reset

A restart to full operations can’t come soon enough for cruise lines, whose financial position has become increasingly precarious given high debt levels incurred from fleet expansions and the fund raising required to survive the current crisis, Maritime Strategies International (MSI) said in a report. [Read more...]

2021-07-13T21:15:35+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Marketing|

Royal Caribbean updates

Late last month, Royal Caribbean (RCI) announced several initiatives and protocols as part of its cruising restart. For example, for unvaccinated guests, RCI said that it now required travel insurance for Florida sailings. Unvaccinated passengers booked on cruises sailing from Florida ports between 1st August through 31st [Read more...]

2021-07-13T21:04:47+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Marketing|

WFW advises on ropax deal

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Finnish shipping company Viking Line on the negotiation of a bareboat hire/purchase agreement for the ropax ‘Mariella’, since renamed ‘Mega Regina’. The agreement was signed with France’s Corsica Ferries and subsequently Forship SpA was nominated as disponent owner [Read more...]

2021-07-13T19:57:40+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Marketing|