SWS starts building first cruise ship

Fincantieri has held the coin laying ceremony for a newbuilding cruise ship at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC). She is under construction for CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between Carnival Corp and CSSC and will be [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:53:22+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Ships|

Ship sales

The final result of the auction of the CMV operated fleet is as follows, according to broker CW Kellock: ‘Marco Polo’ for $2.77 mill to undisclosed interests (pictured) ‘Magellan’ for $3.43 mill to interests connected with Seajets She left Tilbury on 11th November for Piraeus [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:27:26+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Ships|

Fosen to complete ‘Honfleur’

Norway’s Fosen shipyard is to complete the fitting out of the LNG powered ropax ‘Honfleur’ for Brittany Ferries. ‘Honfleur’ was originally ordered at Flensburger (FSG), where her construction started in 2018. The 42,400 gt newbuilding is now being towed from Flensburg to Rissa in Norway, [Read more...]

2020-10-27T09:46:09+00:00 October 27th, 2020|Ships|

Cruise ships change hands

Mystic Cruises has purchased the 1993-built 55,400 gt cruise ship ’Vasco de Gama’ at auction. She was involved in the ongoing auction of the cruise ships owned by the Global Maritime Group of Greece, previously operated Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV). Last month, the UK Admiralty [Read more...]

2020-10-26T18:58:17+00:00 October 26th, 2020|Ships|

More ships quit cruising

India’s first dedicated cruise line is to cease operations. Jalesh Cruises blamed the impact of the pandemic and uncertainty over when cruising would resume for its closure. Jalesh had previously announced it would resume operations in November, 2020 after the Indian Government outlined plans to [Read more...]

2020-10-12T17:46:18+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Ships|

Four more Carnival ships sold

Among the latest Carnival Cruise Line cruise ships to be sold were the sisterships ‘Carnival Fascination’ (pictured) and ‘Carnival Inspiration’. This move is part of Carnival Corp’s plan to shed 18 less efficient ships across its brands. Launched in 1994 and 1995 respectively, they were [Read more...]

2020-09-24T20:01:47+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Ships|

LNG powered catamaran ferry launched

Baleària’s LNG powered fast ferry. ‘Eleonor Roosevelt’ was recently launched at the Armon shipyard in Gijón. The €90 mill catamaran is due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021. ‘Eleonor Roosevelt’ is fitted with four 8,800 kW Wärtsilä dual fuel engines, plus four [Read more...]

2020-09-24T19:48:46+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Ships|

Knut Utstein Kloster

It is with deep regret that we have to report the passing of Knut Utstein Kloster at the age of 91. Kloster was considered by many to be the instigator of modern cruising. In 1966, he introduced the ropax ‘Sunward’ to operate between the UK [Read more...]

2020-09-21T11:13:09+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Ships|