More cruise ships for recycling

‘Costa Victoria’ was due to be towed to Aliaga, Turkey for recycling at the end of January but she is still believed to be berthed at Piombino, Italy, where she arrived some nine months ago. Elsewhere, the 1978-built former Harwich/Hook of Holland ferry ‘Prinses Beatrix’ [Read more...]

2021-02-12T19:33:55+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Ships|

Environmentally friendly ropax ‘Viking Glory’ launched

Viking Line’s new environmentally friendly ropax, ‘Viking Glory’ was launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd (XSI)’s shipyard on 26th January. ‘Viking Glory’ will enter service early next year on the Turku/Mariehamn/Stockholm route. “’Viking Glory’ embodies Viking Line’s faith in a bright future for travel [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:42:07+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Ships|

‘Magellan’ to be recycled

Another cruise ship formerly operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has been sold for scrap. The ’Magellan’, built in 1985 for Carnival Cruise Lines, left an anchorage near Oman under the name of ’Mages’ heading east to India. Last year, she was acquired at [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:35:00+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Ships|

‘Wasa Express’ to join Red Sea operator

Joint Finnish/Swedish shipowner Kvarken Link’s subsidiary Wasaline is to sell the 1981-built battery-powered ropax ‘Wasa Express’ to United Arab Emirates-based UME Shipping. ‘Wasa Express’ will be delivered to UME shipping following the delivery of the ‘Aurora Botnia’ to take her place on the Vaasa in Finland and Umeå [Read more...]

2021-01-11T22:04:38+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Ships|

Fleet changes and recycling escalates

Ocean Builders has confirmed that its plan to moor a former P&O cruise ship off Panama have been scuppered. The 1991-built ‘Satoshi’, the former ‘Pacific Dawn’, was to become a stationary residential cruise vessel but has now been sold for scrap. In a letter sent [Read more...]

2021-01-11T21:43:47+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Ships|

Stena Line takes delivery of third new ferry

Swedish ferry company Stena Line has officially taken over the ownership of its latest ferry, ’Stena Embla’, following a handover ceremony in Weihai, China. She is the third of five new E-Flexer ropaxes that are being built at the CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard, as part [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:32:24+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Ships|

‘Golden Horizon’ management stays in-house

Croatia-based DIV Group has selected subsidiary company Brodosplit Ship Management (BSM) to manage deck, engine and hotel services for the world’s largest cruise sailing vessel - ‘Golden Horizon’. She was built at DIV’s Brodosplit shipyard and is due to operate for Tradewind Voyages next year [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:24:49+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Ships|

‘Lofoten’ to become training ship

After nearly six decades operating on the Norwegian coast, Hurtigruten’s ‘Lofoten’ is to leave the fleet to become a training ship. Hurtigruten has signed a letter of intent with the Norway-based educational foundation Maritim videregående skole Sørlandet (Sørlandet’s Maritime High School) to sell ‘Lofoten’. The [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:41:36+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Ships|

Aurora’s second expedition ship on schedule

Aurora Expeditions has said that its second expedition cruise ship, ‘Sylvia Earle’ is on schedule to be delivered in October, 2021. Similar to the first ship in the series, ‘Greg Mortimer’, she will feature the patented Ulstein X-BOW, a core design element that is claimed [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:22:20+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Ships|