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  • Virgin Voyages lays keel for first ship

    Virgin Voyages lays keel for first ship

    4th November 2017

    The keel for the first ship of the new Virgin Voyages cruise line was laid on 31 October at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Completion of the vessel is due in 2020 with two others following in 2021 and 2022. All…

  • Record-breaking cruise season in Copenhagen

    Record-breaking cruise season in Copenhagen

    3rd November 2017

    Figures for 2017 show that Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has hosted 325 ships and 850,000 passengers at Copenhagen, a new passenger record, which is partly the result of the ships being larger. “Last season we welcomed 15 larger ships, each…

  • Arcadia and Oceana to be refitted 

    Arcadia and Oceana to be refitted 

    1st November 2017

    P&O Cruises has announced details of multi-million pound refits for two of its ships – Arcadia and Oceana. For Arcadia, interior design practice RPW Design have been employed to update and improve cabins, suites, public areas, bars, main dining restaurants and…

  • Celestyal Cruises announces Aegean itinerary

    Celestyal Cruises announces Aegean itinerary

    31st October 2017

    Celestyal Cruises has announced details of its 2018 seven-day cruises of the Aegean. The cruise ship Celestyal Crystal will sail from 30 April until 15 October 2018 and combine calls and shore excursions to the Greek isles. The itinerary has…

  • Metal Shark delivers new passenger vessels

    Metal Shark delivers new passenger vessels

    30th October 2017

     The first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Potomac Riverboat Company have been delivered to Washington, DC and are now in service. The two 88ft 149-passenger high-speed aluminium catamaran vessels Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi…

  • New tug built by Damen delivered to Brazil

    New tug built by Damen delivered to Brazil

    29th October 2017

    The SST-Aruá is the second tug to be delivered to SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil by Wilson Sons shipyard and is part of a total order of four Vessels. The first of the series, the SST-Aimoré, was delivered in June this…

  • Pirate attacks still a major concern   

    Pirate attacks still a major concern  

    28th October 2017

    Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau. In the first nine months of 2017, 121 incidents of…

  • Cunard returns to Alaska with Queen Elizabeth

    Cunard returns to Alaska with Queen Elizabeth

    27th October 2017

    In May 2019 Cunard have scheduled cruises for Alaska for the first time in more than 20 years. The 90,901gt Queen Elizabeth will sail from Japan to Alaska and then remain in the region until the end of June. The ship will…

  • Tommy Norton begins operations in Australia

    Tommy Norton begins operations in Australia

    24th October 2017

    The first dredger to be built by Damen Shipyards Group for Australia, the 60m Tommy Norton, has now started work, improving access for commercial vessels, oil and gas suppliers and commercial fishing fleet that cross the entrance bar to the…