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Cruise Ship Industry News

Leibowitz takes over at Seabourn

Josh Leibowitz (pictured) has been named President of Seabourn, effective immediately. Reporting to Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Leibowitz’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the ultra-luxury brand’s operations, including revenue [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Wärtsilä enters the boutique cruise market

Wärtsilä has signed a partnership agreement with architect and yacht designer, Stefano Pastrovich, to design sustainable superyachts for the boutique cruising sector. The designs will feature a fully-integrated combination of hybrid propulsion and solar panels for minimal environmental [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Ships|

MV Werften receives emergency aid

Genting-owned German cruise ship shipbuilder MV Werften has been granted around €175 mill of state aid. The funds were put in place by 17 banks, the German Federal State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern said at the end of last [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Finance|

Cruise ship deliveries delayed

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Odyssey of the Seas’ delivery has been put back by six months. Currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany the new cruise ship had been due for delivery this Autumn with a [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Ships|

Tallink puts ‘Sailor’ on Estonia/Sweden route

Tallink Grupp’s recently acquired ro-pax ‘Sailor’ is to start operating on the Paldiski/Kapellskär route with three weekly sailings.   The first departure was scheduled for 12th July, 2020, sailing from Paldiski. Currently, the company’s vessels ‘Regal Star’ and ‘Isabelle’ have been [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Ships|

FRS takes over Koenigslinie

In April, Stena Line announced it was closing its ferry service between Sassnitz and Trelleborg. Forde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) is take over the so-called Königslinie in September, after agreeing to purchase Fjord Line’s high speed craft ‘Fjord Cat’. [Read more...]

July 13th, 2020|Marketing|