Cruise

  • End of 2019 Cruise Season for Portland Port

    End of 2019 Cruise Season for Portland Port

    28th November 2019

    Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season saw the largest number of cruise calls and passengers to date. The season began in April with three consecutive inaugural calls from Costa Mediterranea, Pullmantur Zenith and Crown Princess. In fact the Port had 11…

  • MSC Grandiosa arrives in Southampton for an extended stay

    MSC Grandiosa arrives in Southampton for an extended stay

    21st November 2019

    On Tuesday 11 November 2019 the port of Southampton welcomed MSC Cruises’ newest flagship the brand new MSC Grandiosa on her inaugural visit to the UK’s premier cruise port. Just two days after she was christened in Hamburg, she visited…

  • Positive feedback from first X-BOW expedition cruise vessel

    Positive feedback from first X-BOW expedition cruise vessel

    14th November 2019

    The first ULSTEIN X-BOW® polar cruise vessel, Greg Mortimer, is about to set off for her first Antarctica expedition, and will cross the notorious Drake Passage on 1 November. The X-BOW® feature reduces the slamming in head seas. This was…

  • December 2019 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    December 2019 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    8th November 2019

    The latest Ships Monthly is now out. Buy it from Kelsey Media. Features cover the following: QE2 in Dubai – More than a decade after Queen Elizabeth 2 finished her Cunard service, she is now a static hotel in Dubai,…

  • Viking Glory will be climate-smart passenger ships

    Viking Glory will be climate-smart passenger ships

    27th October 2019

    Thanks to its advanced solutions and technical innovations, Viking Glory will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world. It is estimated that the ship will consume up to 10% less fuel than Viking Grace, which is…

  • Ships Monthly Nov 2019 out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2019 out now

    17th October 2019

    Ships Monthly November 2019 The latest isues of the international shipping magazine has the following features: W.B. Yeats Profile – Profile of Irish Ferries’ new vessel W. B. Yeats, which has spent a first summer running from Dublin to Cherbourg…

  • Ships Monthly October 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly October 2019 issue out now

    19th September 2019

    The latest news and views from the shipping world can be found in the October 2019 issue of Ships Monthly. Available here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO The main features are: AURORA – A look at the popular cruise ship Aurora, which switched from…

  • First hybrid powered ship Roald Amundsen completes Northwest Passage

    First hybrid powered ship Roald Amundsen completes Northwest Passage

    18th September 2019

    In mid-September Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen became the first battery-hybrid powered ship to ever traverse the legendary Northwest Passage. As Roald Amundsen arrived at Nome, Alaska, in the evening of 10 September, captain Kai Albrigtsen could make…

  • First X-BOW polar vessel named and delivered

    First X-BOW polar vessel named and delivered

    15th September 2019

    The first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s INFINITY class series was named ‘Greg Mortimer’ at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen base on 6 September 2019. The vessels have been designed and developed by Norway-based Ulstein Design & Solutions…

  • Hamburg Cruise Days

    Hamburg Cruise Days

    4th September 2019

    Hamburg’s love for cruise-related and maritime events of all kinds will reach its peak between 13 and 15 September, when, during the 7th Hamburg Cruise Days, the city’s port will be setting the stage for the cruise industry and cruise…