MSC throws weight behind Mercy Ships

An agreement signed between MSC Group, MSC Foundation and the charity Mercy Ships International is aimed at the construction of a new hospital ship. It is intended that the hospital ship will offer free surgery and training annually to thousands of people in Africa. On [Read more...]

2024-04-29T17:40:51+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ships|

‘Queen Anne’ joins Cunard fleet

On 19th April Cunard’s latest vessel, ‘Queen Anne’, officially joined the British owner’s fleet. A delivery ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), in the presence of the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso and the Italian Minister for [Read more...]

2024-04-29T17:39:26+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ships|

Second Princess ‘Sphere’ class cruise ship delayed

Princess Cruises and shipbuilder Fincantieri have announced the mutual decision to postpone the delivery of the next ‘Sphere’ class ship, ‘Star Princess’, under construction for Carnival’s Princess Cruises brand. Following a comprehensive review of the remaining construction milestones, both parties have elected to adjust the [Read more...]

2024-04-29T17:37:47+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ships|

Former ‘Braemar’ arrives at Harland & Wolff

‘Villa Vie Odyssey’, formerly Fred.Olsen’s ‘Braemar’, sailed from Rosyth, Scotland on 23rd April, 2024 bound for Belfast. She was sold to Villa Vie Residences earlier this year for conversion into a residential cruise ship. After spending almost four years berthed at Rosyth, the 1993-built vessel [Read more...]

2024-04-29T16:44:01+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ships|

NCLH unveils huge fleet expansion project

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has unveiled the most comprehensive newbuilding project in its history. NCLH has ordered eight cruise ships, representing nearly 25,000 additional berths, which will include new classes of ships for each of its brands. In addition, the company will construct a [Read more...]

2024-04-14T15:19:06+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

Another cruise ship concept from Meyer Werft

At Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Meyer Werft unveiled the futuristic ship concept ‘ORIGIN’. With an innovative and asymmetrical build, ‘ORIGIN’ is a ship without the typical ‘ship-like’ exterior and interior. In addition to taking future housing needs into account and designing passenger flows on [Read more...]

2024-04-14T15:09:02+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

‘Ocean Victory’ chartered to Spanish cruise operator

SunStoneMaritime Group has signed a long-term summer charter of the ‘Infinity’ class vessel, ‘Ocean Victory’. From April, 2025, ‘Ocean Victory’ will be sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during northern hemisphere summer seasons for Spanish luxury cruise operator, Alma Cruceros. Alma Cruceros covers Spanish destinations in [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:57:17+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

Bridgemans adds to fleet

British Columbia-based Bridgemans Services Group (Bridgemans), a provider of floatel and related marine services, has acquired ’Diamond XI’, a 150-cabin passenger ship. She is being converted to become Bridgemans sixth floatel for workforces in the LNG, mining, and renewable energy sectors. In addition to spacious cabins, ’Diamond [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:42:43+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

Windstar to add two more small cruise ships to its fleet

Windstar Cruises, is to expand its fleet with the addition of two all-suite motor yachts, ’Star Seeker’ and ’Star Explorer’. The first of the two ships, ‘Star Seeker’, which is currently under construction at Portugal’s WestSEA shipyard, is expected to be delivered in December, 2025, followed by ’Star Explorer’ in December, [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:33:32+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|