Cruise

  • Over £18m investment to transform cruise in Portsmouth

    Over £18m investment to transform cruise in Portsmouth

    15th February 2019

    Portsmouth International Port, on the UK’s south coast, has been given a boost to position itself as a leading competitor in the cruise market, following approval to invest £18.7 million to transform facilities. Funding would allow levelling work to take…

  • SHIPS MONTHLY March 2019 issue out now

    SHIPS MONTHLY March 2019 issue out now

    13th February 2019

    SHIPS MONTHLY March 2019 The main feature looks at QUEEN MARY with Naval architect Stephen Payne explaining the challenges of designing a transatlantic liner in an exclusive article. EURO FRIGATE – A look at the FREMM frigate design, developed by France and Italy.…

  • Royal Caribbean celebrates steel cutting of Odyssey of the Seas

    Royal Caribbean celebrates steel cutting of Odyssey of the Seas

    4th February 2019

    On 1 February 2019 Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone as the first piece of steel was cut for its second Quantum Ultra Class ship at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The company also revealed that 27th…

  • Port of Kiel presents annual results 2018

    Port of Kiel presents annual results 2018

    25th January 2019

    On 17 January 2019 Kiel continues to pursue its growth course in passenger traffic posting a 4.2 % increase with 2.2 million travellers. At the same time, the port’s cargo sector was unable to match the top results of the…

  • Portland Port’s 2019 Cruise Season To Break Records

    Portland Port’s 2019 Cruise Season To Break Records

    17th January 2019

    Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season is going to be another record breaker with the greatest number of cruise calls and passengers to date. This has been the general pattern for the last 10 years, with numbers increasing from just 4…

  • Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    14th January 2019

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. Go to Kelsey Shop to get your copy. https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO NEWS WATERFRONT Hansa heavylift goes bankrupt, OOCL marks half a century of operations, and Damen to establish a ro-pax division. FERRY Brittany…

  • Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of  Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

    Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

    10th January 2019

    In January 2019 Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth left Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) following a 12-day repair and refit programme. She was the most recent addition to the Cunard fleet, having been delivered in 2010. The programme was highly intensive with a series of…

  • Genting Cruise Lines Celebrates Silver Anniversary in Singapore

    Genting Cruise Lines Celebrates Silver Anniversary in Singapore

    24th December 2018

    In December 2018 Genting Cruise Lines celebrated its silver anniversary with a special event held on board Genting Dream in Singapore to commemorate the very first sailing of Langkapuri Star Aquarius from Singapore in 1993, beginning 25 years of supporting…

  • Oasis of the Seas and Royal Caribbean’s 2020-21 deployment

    Oasis of the Seas and Royal Caribbean’s 2020-21 deployment

    19th December 2018

    In December 2018 Royal Caribbean International announced its 2020-21 deployment plans. Oasis of the Seas will greet head to New York and offer new holidays from Northeast America with seven-night Caribbean itineraries that include a day at the cruise line’s private…