Viking’s ropaxes to return to service

Viking Line is to operate the ropax ‘Gabriella’ on cruises from Helsinki to the Åland Islands (Mariehamn) three days a week beginning 1st July. The line has daily services to Åland using six vessels. The range of routes available is now being expanded by offering [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:10:33+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Ships|

Ropaxes cancelled at cash strapped FSG

French ferry operator Brittany Ferries and French investor Somanor have cancelled the newbuilding contract with Flensburger (FSG) for the LNG powered ropax ‘Honfleur’. She has been under construction since 2017 in Flensburg, Germany and was originally scheduled to enter service in June, 2019, however, the [Read more...]

2020-06-27T06:44:48+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Ships|

Deltamarin wins Finnlines design contract

Deltamarin has signed a contract with China Merchants Jinling shipyard (Weihai) (CMJL), previously known as AVIC Weihai, for the approval and detail design for Finnlines ‘Superstar’ ropax vessel project. This contract is significant, as it further strengthens Deltamarin’s workload for the coming 18 months, the [Read more...]

2020-06-27T06:08:36+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Ships|

‘Iona’ drydocks in Rotterdam

P&O’s newbuilding ‘Iona’ has returned to Bremerhaven following a drydocking at Damen’s facility in Botlek, Rotterdam. She underwent inspection work prior to her handover to P&O Cruises from Meyer Werft. ‘Iona’ sailed from Bremerhaven to Rotterdam having had her final equipment and provisions put on [Read more...]

2020-06-15T16:27:14+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Ships|

Cook Strait replacements close

KiwiRail was believed to be close to finalising plans to replace the ropaxes currently operating between North Island and South Island, New Zealand. KiwiRail’s Interislander ferry service (KiwiFerry) is an extension of State Highway 1 and the Main Trunk Line across Cook Strait, linking road [Read more...]

2020-06-15T16:14:42+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Ships|

World’s largest sailing vessel finds a new home

The world’s largest Square-rigged sailing vessel, the former ‘Flying Clipper’, is to be re-named and operated by the UK-based cruise company Tradewind Voyages UK Ltd. She is currently lying at Brodosplit shipyard, owned by Croatian industrial Group DIV, since being completed for Star Clippers who [Read more...]

2020-06-15T16:03:47+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Ships|

KEH unveils new expedition ship design

Ship design and consultancy, Knud E. Hansen (KEH), has unveiled the ‘Phoenix World Village’, a smaller sister to the 1980s designed project ‘Phoenix World City’. The latest design has brought together experts to manage disease prevention/control, modern facilities and protocols, in conjunction with efficient HVAC [Read more...]

2020-06-15T15:50:13+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Ships|

Large residential yacht ordered

Following the completion of the conceptual design and engineering stages, Ocean Residences Development Ltd (ORD) has ordered a large residential yacht from the DIV Shipbuilding Group. DIV owns both the Kleven Verft shipyard in Norway and the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. Both shipyards will tasked [Read more...]

2020-05-18T10:11:39+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Ships|

Scenic in Croatian yard deal

Newly formed Croatian shipbuilding concern, MKM Yachts, is to outfit the ‘Scenic Eclipse II’. MKM is owned by the Scenic Group, which agreed to take a sub-concession on Rijeka, Croatia’s 3 Maj shipyard where the steel cutting ceremony was held for the new Polar expedition [Read more...]

2020-05-16T10:32:59+00:00 May 16th, 2020|Ships|