Wärtsilä designs expedition ship

Wärtsilä’s ship design team is developing a customised luxury expedition cruise vessel capable of carrying 200 pax. Up to six vessels will be owned and operated by Amundsen Expeditions, marketed primarily at the growing Chinese market. Wärtsilä signed the design order in the third quarter [Read more...]

2020-04-27T07:59:03+00:00 April 27th, 2020|Ships|

‘MyStar’ construction starts at Rauma

Construction of Tallink’s new ropax ‘MyStar’ commenced at Rauma shipyard on 6th April. Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) said that it was continuing to design and build ships, despite the global coronavirus pandemic. Tallink’s new ropax will be the largest ship built at RMC thus far. [Read more...]

2020-04-14T08:20:35+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Ships|

Tasmania’s TT-Line switches ropax orders

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd’s two new Spirit of Tasmania vessels will now be built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). TT-Line Chairman, Michael Grainger confirmed that a decision was taken to cancel the original contracts placed with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG). “While we respect there has been [Read more...]

2020-02-28T20:51:08+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Ships|

First carbon neutral cruise ship delivered

Virgin Voyages has taken delivery of the carbon neutral cruise ship ‘Scarlet Lady’. She arrived at Dover from Genoa and will homeport in Miami with calls at Liverpool and New York en route. Virgin Voyages claimed an industry leading approach that had taken immediate action [Read more...]

2020-02-28T20:02:52+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Ships|

RMI welcomes latest cruise ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ‘Seven Seas Splendor’ has been accepted into service. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master and includes [Read more...]

2020-02-28T19:59:47+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Ships|

New ropax from Danish designer

KNUD E. HANSEN has unveiled a 212 m ropax design that can carry up to 700 pax and 390 cars. She is also designed to offer 2,955 lane metres for trucks and trailers. The company claimed that the design’s layout and access arrangements makes it [Read more...]

2020-02-12T15:03:53+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Ships|

Aranui reveals new cruise ship project

Aranui Cruises (Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM)) revealed details of a new 280-pax cruise ship to Tahitian media recently. She will be the company’s first dedicated leisure cruise vessel and will join the pax/cargo vessel ‘Aranui 5’ in the South Pacific from mid-2022, local [Read more...]

2020-02-12T14:41:31+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Ships|

Atlas Ocean to expand fleet

US-based Atlas Ocean Voyages is to add four additional ships to its fleet. The Fort Lauderdale-based line will start cruise operations with the Mystic Cruise managed ‘World Navigator’ in 2021. She will be followed by another four in 2022 and 2023, ordered by Mystic Cruises [Read more...]

2020-01-27T23:03:38+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Ships|

MSC to build more ‘World’ class ships

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have agreed to build a third and fourth LNG-powered ‘World’ class ships. The yard and MSC also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a new prototype class of four LNG-powered cruise ships to operate under [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:47:53+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Ships|