Cruise

  • Cruise ship Columbus departs Tilbury

    Cruise ship Columbus departs Tilbury

    19th November 2020

    After spending 218 days at Tilbury Landing Stage, the cruise ship Columbus has finally left. She set sail for Gibraltar after taking on a PLA Pilot at 2200 on 18 November 2020, with the assistance of the tugs RT Evolution…

  • Astor leaves Tilbury for scrapping in Turkey

    Astor leaves Tilbury for scrapping in Turkey

    9th November 2020

    On 7 November the 1986-built cruise ship Astor (20,704gt), recently operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, departed Tilbury docks in Essex for the last time heading for Aliaga in Turkey for recycling. Astor was sold at auction by C.W Kellock,…

  • Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announce new ship

    Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announce new ship

    30th October 2020

    On 21 October 2020 Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announced that the dynamic cultural expedition cruise company had entered into a contractual agreement with the Finnish shipyard for a third Vega Class expedition cruise vessel. Larger than her sisterships and…

  • Ships Monthly November 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly November 2020 issue out now

    26th October 2020

    Ships Monthly November 2020 issue is out now, with a main feature on the Royal Navy’s well known aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious. To get your copy, visit the Kelsey website. WATERFRONT – In the news, details of Celebrity Apex arriving…

  • Ships Monthly October 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly October 2020 issue out now

    2nd October 2020

    Ships Monthly Oct 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Subscribe here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO   LATEST NEWS Waterfront – CalMac upgrades ferries during dry docking, Stena Line adds freight capacity at Heysham and Belfast, new Australian icebreaker Nuyina…

  • Saga welcomes Spirit of Adventure to its fleet

    Saga welcomes Spirit of Adventure to its fleet

    1st October 2020

    The latest addition to Saga’s ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over on 30 September 2020 in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft. Spirit of Adventure is Saga’s second purpose-built boutique cruise ship, joining Spirit of Discovery which…

  • Swan Hellenic keel laying ceremony

    Swan Hellenic keel laying ceremony

    28th September 2020

    The keel laying ceremony for the first of Swan Hellenic’s two new ice-class expedition cruise ships took place in Helsinki on 24 September 2020. The first 347-ton block of the ship, newly arrived from Klaipeda, where it had been outfitted…