NCLH on the brink of ordering spree?

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri was rumoured to be holding talks with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) to build new cruise ships worth around $4 bill. According to Italian daily, Il Secolo XIX, six new ships could be built by Fincantieri for NCLH, newswires reported.

2022-05-14T10:30:18+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Ships|

Stena to place E-Flexers in the Baltic

In response to increased customer demand in the Baltic Sea South region, Stena Line will introduce its two new E-Flexer vessels on the Karlskrona/Gdynia route. The first E-flexer will commence operations in July and the second in November. Both were originally planned to be deployed [Read more...]

2022-04-13T20:31:46+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

Tallink’s ‘Isabelle’ to be home to refugees

Tallink Grupp has also signed an agreement with the Estonian Social Insurance Board to charter out the company’s ropax ’Isabelle’ to provide temporary accommodation to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Estonia. The vessel will be chartered to the Estonian authorities from 7th April, 2022, for an initial period [Read more...]

2022-04-13T19:44:33+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

‘Volendam’ to be used to house refugees

Holland America Line's (HAL) ‘Volendam’ is to be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials. The ship is now berthed in Rotterdam for three months to provide a temporary home for around 1,500 Ukrainians, part of a larger commitment from the Netherlands to [Read more...]

2022-04-13T19:41:49+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

Two cruise ships booked at Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff (H&W) has been awarded a drydocking contract for two cruise ships. P&O Cruises’ ‘Aurora’ and Cunard Line’s ‘Queen Victoria’ will occupy the Belfast drydock for a total of 33 days. Work due to be undertaken on both ships are standard drydocking operations [Read more...]

2022-04-13T19:26:23+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

Another Carnival ship for the breakers

Another ‘Fantasy’ class Carnival Cruise Line ship, ‘Carnival Sensation’ has been sold to Turkish shipbreakera. She is currently bound for Aliaga, Turkey, where she is due on 4th April and will join her sisterships,’Carnival Fantasy’, ’Carnival Inspiration’ and ’Carnival Imagination’ on the recycling beach. Carnival had announced that [Read more...]

2022-03-26T14:35:11+00:00 March 26th, 2022|Ships|

Ritz-Carlton orders two super cruise yachts

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has ordered two larger superyachts from Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St-Nazaire, France with options for more vessels. To be named ‘Ilma’ and ‘Luminara’, they are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Chantiers de l’Atlantique will carry out all production [Read more...]

2022-03-26T14:29:28+00:00 March 26th, 2022|Ships|

CalMac ferry orders go to Turkey

Scottish Government-controlled Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has awarded a £105 mill contract to build two ferries for CalMac’s Islay service at a Turkish shipyard. This is despite UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent promise of help for UK shipbuilding and repair through the National Maritime UK [Read more...]

2022-03-25T15:25:57+00:00 March 25th, 2022|Ships|

Stena’s E-Flexers gain market traction

E-Flexer ropaxes are Stena RoRo’s new generation of ferries that are also being built for external customers. Talking with DNV, CEO Per Westling (pictured) provided an insight as to how Stena has succeeded in creating a flexible platform that can be upgraded continuously to deliver [Read more...]

2022-03-13T10:42:31+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Ships|