NCL takes delivery of catamaran tenders

Three new 25 m cruise tenders designed by digital shipbuilder, Incat Crowther are now operating in the Caribbean for Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). Stationed at NCL’s private island at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas, the tenders are designed to accommodate 354 passengers in comfort [Read more...]

2023-05-26T19:30:48+00:00 May 26th, 2023|Ships|

3 Maj on brink of four ship order

Rijeka’s Croatia 3 Maj shipyard was reported to have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to build a series of expedition Polar cruise ships for a US shipping company. According to local media, due to a confidentiality clause, details, including the identity of the shipowner, have [Read more...]

2023-05-26T19:26:03+00:00 May 26th, 2023|Ships|

Atlas Ocean to takeover ‘World Voyager’

Yacht expedition cruising company, Atlas Ocean Voyages, is to take over the ’World Voyager’ from Nicko Cruises. She will be the third vessel to join the ‘Explorer’ class expedition fleet. The 198-guest expedition yacht, sistership to Atlas Ocean Voyages ’World Traveller’ and ’World Navigator’, will begin her inaugural deployment for [Read more...]

2023-05-12T16:55:23+00:00 May 12th, 2023|Ships|

Stena Line expands in Latvia and the Irish Sea

Stena Line has bought the Ventspils ferry and ro-ro port operations. The Latvian acquisition is the latest among several moves to support Stena Line’s long-term expansion in the growing Baltic Sea region, the company said. Stena has been operating between Ventspils and Nynäshamn, Sweden since [Read more...]

2023-05-12T16:45:41+00:00 May 12th, 2023|Ships|

Finnlines charters ‘Cruise Smeralda’

Finnlines’ has chartered the ropax ‘Cruise Smeralda’ from affiliate Grimaldi Lines to replace two ropaxes scheduled for drydocking. She started operating between Travemünde and Malmö on 13th April. Finnlines’ regular vessels, ‘Finnpartner’ and ‘Finntrader’, will be drydocked to install new pollution abatement technology and to [Read more...]

2023-04-28T19:45:09+00:00 April 28th, 2023|Ships|

MOL takes delivery of second LNG powered ropax

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of the second LNG fuelled ropax for Ferry Sunflower. ‘Sunflower Murasaki’, entered service on 14th April. She is a sistership to ‘Sunflower Kurenai’, which began operating in January on the Osaka/Beppu route. She is a replacement for the [Read more...]

2023-04-28T19:28:59+00:00 April 28th, 2023|Ships|

Moby Lines takes delivery of new ropax

China State Shipbuilding Corp’s Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) has delivered the cruise/ferry ‘Moby Fantasy’ to Moby Line Shipping. The 2,500-pax and 3,800 lane meter ropax will operate between Genoa, Olbia, and Livorno. She is 237 m in length with a beam of 33 m and [Read more...]

2023-04-28T19:26:47+00:00 April 28th, 2023|Ships|

‘MSC Euribia’ completes sea trials

MSC Cruises’ second LNG-powered ship ’MSC Euribia’ has successfully completed her deepwater intensive systems tests during a four-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean. The tests checked the performance of the ship’s four engines, manouevrability, fuel consumption, safety systems, speed and stopping distances. She has moved to a [Read more...]

2023-04-28T19:04:00+00:00 April 28th, 2023|Ships|

Meyer Group looks into its crystal ball

At last month’s Seatrade cruise expo at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Meyer Group presented a cruise ship concept to show what cruising could look like in 2100. This year, Meyer Werft will deliver a new cruise ship for Silversea Cruises, ‘Silver Nova’, which will set [Read more...]

2023-04-14T20:09:58+00:00 April 14th, 2023|Ships|