Ferry

  • Ships Monthly September 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly September 2019 issue out now

    9th August 2019

    Ships Monthly Sept 2019 issue The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Holland America – Profile of the new cruise ship Nieuw Statendam, which is maintaining Holland America’s cruising heritage, and a look back at some of the…

  • Queen of the Lake turns 70 years old

    Queen of the Lake turns 70 years old

    27th July 2019

    An iconic Windermere Lake Cruises vessel which has had more than one royal appointment in recent years, turns 70 years old this summer. Originally built for use as a pleasure craft on the River Thames in 1949 by Watercraft of…

  • Ships Monthly August 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2019 issue out now

    22nd July 2019

    Ships Monthly August 2019 SHIP OF THE MONTH – Review of Holland America Line’s 1959-built liner Rotterdam, the last great Dutch ship of state, which had a dual-purpose design and enjoyed an illustrious history. D-DAY ANNIVERSARY – Led by the…

  • New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    12th July 2019

    Two new steam boilers have been ordered for Paddle Steamer Waverley following the decision two months ago to withdraw the iconic steamship from service. Following the shock announcement that Waverley needs new boilers to sail again a major appeal was…

  • New look for MV Argyll Flyer

    New look for MV Argyll Flyer

    17th June 2019

    The passenger ferry Argyll Flyer has returned from annual dry dock to the Gourock-Dunoon route with a new corporate look. The vessel has been rebranded as a Caledonian MacBrayne vessel, complete with the iconic black and red livery, following Argyll…

  • Viking Glory keel laying ceremony

    Viking Glory keel laying ceremony

    7th June 2019

    The construction of Viking Glory is proceeding on schedule. The keel laying ceremony took place on 3 June 2019 at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard in China. The new climate-smart ship will begin operating along the Turku-Åland-Stockholm route under the…

  • New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    1st June 2019

    The new LNG catamarans for Rederij Doeksen arrived in Harlingen at the end of May 2019. The construction team and crew were brought to Den Helder. Around 9am on 30 May both ships were floating and both ships were manned.…

  • Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    29th May 2019

    Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel completed her inaugural sailing on 24 May 2019 from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Following her naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service following a…

  • World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    22nd May 2019

    In May 2019 Australian shipbuilder Incat secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m ship for long-standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be…