Category archives: Cruisers

Latest from the Costa Concordia removal project

The press conference held in Rome oj January 10th,  at the presence of the Commissioner for the Concordia Emergency Franco Gabrielli, the Italian Minister of Environment Andrea Orlando, the ...

Seabourn finalizes contract with Fincantieri for new ultra-luxury ship

Seabourn, the world's leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced the formal signing of a contract for construction of a new all-suite vessel, continuing the fleet modernization that the company ...

Meyer Werft delivers Norwegian Getaway

Today during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT after a building period of only ...

MSC Cruises launches a two- year "renaissance programme" for its Lirica class

MSC Cruises announced a multi-million euro programme that will involve all four of its Lirica class ships over the next two years.

The almost €200 million "renaissance programme" has been ...

Viking Cruises announces major milestone for new ocean line

Viking Cruises announced the keel was laid for its first ocean cruise vessel, Viking Star, marking the next construction phase of the company’s first-ever ocean product. The ceremony took ...

Costa Concordia winterization operation almost completed

The Concordia is stable: after the minor movements registered in the 15 days following the parbuckling the wreck has settled on the platform and seabed. Since then, the monitoring systems ...

Damen delivers fifth PSV ‘World Opal’ for World Wide Supply

Damen Shipyards Group is set to deliver the fifth Platform Supply Vessel in a series of six to World Wide Supply of Norway on December 5.

World Opal is a ...

ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won orders worth $180 million in 2013 to deliver complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems for six new cruise liners that ...

Carnival Corporation names Vice Admiral William Burke as its first-ever Chief Maritime Officer

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company, announced that Vice Admiral William Burke has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Maritime Officer, effective December 9 ...

State-of-the-art HVAC for Carnival Cruise Line

KNUD E. HANSEN A/S, in cooperation with Novenco Marine & Offshore A/S, have contracted with Carnival Cruise Line to install state-of-the-art HVAC upgrades on the Victory, Triumph, Conquest and ...

MSC Preziosa makes her maiden journey to Brazil

After the warm reception received by MSC Fantasia last season, and following by a few days the glorious arrival of MSC Divina in PortMiami last week, MSC Cruises is now ...

Royal Caribbean reveals new home for Anthem of the Seas

The second ship in the new, highly innovative Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean International will become the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever to be based in Europe ...

Keel-laying of Anthem of the Seas at Meyer Werft

The official keel-laying of the new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas was celebrated at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg by putting a block in place in the yard's covered ...

MSC Divina completes maiden voyage to Miami

The dazzling MSC Divina made cruise history, when it was escorted into PortMiami by a fleet of high-powered FIAT personal watercraft. With this arrival, MSC Divina becomes the first MSC ...

Royal Caribbean announces Allure of the Seas will undergo repairs in February 2014

Royal Caribbean International announced  that a mechanical issue has made it necessary to perform unscheduled repairs to Allure of the Seas.  The repairs will take place at Grand Bahama Shipyard ...

TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 launched at STX Turku Shipyard

The float-out of Mein Schiff 3, an environmentally friendly cruise ship being built for TUI Cruises, was performed at STX Turku Shipyard on Friday 8 November 2013.

“We are very ...

Three Costa ships enter dry dock for US$13.5 million in repairs and upgrades

Costa Voyager, Costa neoRiviera and Costa Classica are entering dry dock at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for planned maintenance and refurbishments totaling more than US$13.5 ...

Norwegian GETAWAY to leave building dock II


On 2 November 2013 the 146,600-gt cruise ship Norwegian GETAWAY, whose construction has taken merely 12 months, will float out of MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II. Over ...

COSCO Shipyard to convert Queen Elizabeth 2 into five-star hotel

On October 15, COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard, a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group, and QE2 Holdings Ltd, have entered into a contract for the refurbishment of the legendary cruise ship ...

AIDAprima: The New Flag Ship of German cruise industry

The new flag ship of AIDA Cruises will be christened in 2015 with the name AIDAprima. AIDA Cruises is the first cruise line to have a ship setting sail from ...

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