Cruise

  • P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    12th March 2019

    P&O Cruises new ship Iona is already proving popular with younger guests, more than a year before she sets sail on her maiden voyage. Advance bookings for the biggest cruise ship built for the British market show that 49% of…

  • Ulstein promotes its cruise design

    Ulstein promotes its cruise design

    10th March 2019

    Ulstein Design & Solutions introduced their first design illustrations within the expedition cruise segment three years ago. With the latest contract by Lindblad, the company has been awarded totally six firm ship contracts, and options for further six vessels. Ulstein…

  • Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken going for total makeover

    Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken going for total makeover

    6th March 2019

    After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, the small cruise ship Finnmarken will reemerge as a new premium expedition cruise ship. From 2021 the fully refurbished Finnmarken will explore a variety of destinations along the rugged…

  • MSC Cruises and Chantiers de L’atlantique launch MSC Bellissima

    MSC Cruises and Chantiers de L’atlantique launch MSC Bellissima

    4th March 2019

    The new cruise ship MSC Bellissima  was christened in Southampton on Saturday 2 March 2019. The new ship brings the latest advances in maritime design, state-of-the-art environmental features and cutting-edge customer-centric technology On 27 February 2019 MSC Cruises, the world’s…

  • World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

    World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

    27th February 2019

    Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. The world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway in February 2019. With Norwegian fjords as testing ground –…

  • 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…