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Cruise operators still searching for reset

A restart to full operations can’t come soon enough for cruise lines, whose financial position has become increasingly precarious given high debt levels incurred from fleet expansions and the fund raising required to survive the current crisis, Maritime [Read more...]

July 13th, 2021|

Royal Caribbean updates

Late last month, Royal Caribbean (RCI) announced several initiatives and protocols as part of its cruising restart. For example, for unvaccinated guests, RCI said that it now required travel insurance for Florida sailings. Unvaccinated passengers booked on cruises sailing [Read more...]

July 13th, 2021|

WFW advises on ropax deal

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Finnish shipping company Viking Line on the negotiation of a bareboat hire/purchase agreement for the ropax ‘Mariella’, since renamed ‘Mega Regina’. The agreement was signed with France’s Corsica Ferries and subsequently [Read more...]

July 13th, 2021|

New Cruise Insights

International Cruise Ship Industry (ICSI) has teamed up with VesselsValue (VV) to publish a quarterly in-depth look at the cruise ship sector. ICSI Cruise Insights Quarterly Review will cover fleet developments by numbers and value, plus the latest [Read more...]

July 2nd, 2021|

Unusual cruise season at Gothenburg

Cruise operations at Gothenburg have restarted. “The industry is faced with new conditions that in reality make Gothenburg an even more attractive destination than previously,” said Martin Meriwall, Cruise Operations Manager at the Gothenburg Port Authority. The first [Read more...]

June 25th, 2021|

Marine Interiors 2021 cancelled

Following extensive consultations with its partners, Hamburg Messe und Congress has cancelled the Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo. This expo was scheduled to take place between 8th and 10th September, 2021, in parallel with  Seatrade Europe [Read more...]

June 25th, 2021|

Bills introduced to repeal the US PVSA

US Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) (pictured) has introduced three bills to repeal and reform the ’Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA)’. “The PVSA is bad news,” said Senator Lee in a release. “This arcane law benefits Canada, Mexico, and other [Read more...]

June 13th, 2021|