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Cruise Ship Industry News

CMV enters administration

The owning company of the UK cruise brand, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), has been placed in administration In a statement, South Quay Travel Limited (SQTL), trading under the CMV name, said it was placed in administration on [Read more...]

July 21st, 2020|Finance|

HAL sheds four ships- Fred.Olsen snaps up two

Holland America Line (HAL) has sold four cruise ships - ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Maasdam’, ‘Rotterdam’ and ’Veendam’ . The ships were sold in pairs, with the S-Class ’Maasdam’ and ’Veendam’ transferring to an undisclosed company in August, 2020, while the R-Class ’Amsterdam’ and ’Rotterdam’ will move to Fred.Olsen in the Autumn [Read more...]

July 16th, 2020|Ships|

DeCurtis and Favendo in tie up

DeCurtis Corp has signed a partnership agreement with Favendo, a German-based real time location services provider. The partners will jointly pursue worldwide market opportunities in vertical sectors, as well as the offering to current clients in the cruise [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Technology|

TUI completes Hapag-Lloyd sale

TUI Group has completed the sale of its subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to TUI Cruises (TUIC), a joint venture company operated with the Royal Caribbean Group. The sale was announced in February, 2020, prior to the pandemic halting the cruise [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Finance|

Weidacher steps up at TUI

Benny Weidacher (pictured) has been named Vice President of Operations at TUI Cruises. He takes over from Ferdinand Strohmeier who is leaving the cruise company to become CEO at the Portuguese expedition cruise operator, Mystic Cruises. Weidacher was most [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Zanetti named Costa CCO

Mario Zanetti (pictured right) has been named CCO of Costa Cruises with immediate effect. He was most recently president of Costa Group Asia, and helped lead the company's turnaround in China from the company's Shanghai office Michael Thamm, [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Cruise ships and autonomy

For vessels such as cruise ships, the industry’s drive towards autonomous ships will lead to technology being used on the bridge, as a navigational safety tool for collision avoidance, etc, a leading expert said. It will not displace [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Technology|

Kontiki expeditions set for launch

Kontiki Expeditions is start operations in the small luxury yacht expedition cruising category this Autumn. The company claimed that its product is a new concept in luxury ocean vacations focusing on conscious travel and immersive experiences. Kontiki’s first [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Marketing|