Carnival orders fifth Excel class cruise ship

Carnival Corp has signed an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build a fourth Excel-class cruise ship for its Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) brand. She represents the first new order placed by Carnival for five years. The ship, the 10th Excel-class ship in the corporation's fleet across [Read more...]

2024-02-14T15:17:51+00:00 February 14th, 2024|Ships|

Blue Dream Cruises buys second ship

Chinese cruise line, Blue Dream Cruises is about to take delivery of its second ship. She is the former ‘AIDAvita’, which has been lying idle in Tallinn. She has been renamed ‘Blue Dream Melody’. Now registered in Liberia, she will undergo a substantial refit before [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:24:13+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Ships|

Stena RoRo takes delivery of E-Flexer number 10

On 7th February, the 10th Stena RoRos E-Flexer was delivered from the CMI Jinling, Weihai Shipyard. This vessel, named ‘Ala'suinu’, is to start operations on a long term charter to Canadian state-owned Marine Atlantic. She will operate on a ferry route in eastern Canada between [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:10:22+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Ships|

SunStone Maritime Group reactivates two cruise vessels

SunStone Maritime Group has reactivated two Infinity Class expedition cruise vessels ‘Ocean Explorer’ and ‘Ocean Odyssey’, which have been awarded multi-year charters. ‘Ocean Explorer’ will return to Polar cruising in October, 2024, when Quark Expeditions, a long-term client of SunStone, adds the vessel to its [Read more...]

2024-01-29T17:28:54+00:00 January 29th, 2024|Ships|

Stena orders E-Flexer for Corsica Linea

Stena RoRo has placed an order for another ropax E-Flexer from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). This vessel will be delivered in the first quarter of 2026 to Corsica Linea and will operate between Marseille and Corsica. This order is Stena RoRo's 13th in [Read more...]

2024-01-13T14:08:37+00:00 January 13th, 2024|Ships|

MSC acts as ‘White Night’

Ferry Shipping has reported that cash-strapped Italian ferry company Moby, part of the Onorato Group, is to sell the ropaxes ‘Moby Vinci’ and ‘Sharden’, operated by sister company Tirrenia, to an MSC Group company. Both ferries are to be acquired by MSC’s billionaire owner Gianluigi [Read more...]

2024-01-13T13:29:40+00:00 January 13th, 2024|Ships|