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  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line acquies former Costa Classica

    Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line acquies former Costa Classica

    24th December 2017

    Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that latest acqusition, the 11,308-berth former Costa Classica, is set to arrive in April 2018. The new addition will be named Grand Classica and will join the 1,494-berth Grand Celebration sailing two-night cruises to…

  • Viking Ocean Cruises round the world cruise

    Viking Ocean Cruises round the world cruise

    20th December 2017

    On 15 December 2017 Viking Sun sailed on the line’s first world cruise, which is a five-month voyage to London. The 141-day itinerary takes in five continents, 35 countries and 64 ports. Viking Sun will first explore Cuba and the…

  • Crowley’s Newest LNG-fuelled con-ro ship Taíno launched

    Crowley’s Newest LNG-fuelled con-ro ship Taíno launched

    8th December 2017

    On 6 December 2017 VT Halter Marine launched Crowley Maritime Corp.’s second Commitment Class ship, Taíno, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (con-ro) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Video of the ship being transferred from…

  • Largest dredger built to IRClass delivered in Europe

    Largest dredger built to IRClass delivered in Europe

    3rd December 2017

    The largest dredger built under IRClass rules, Shanti Sagar 17, of 8000 cubic metres capacity, was delivered to the owners ,Adani ports and SEZ Ltd, by IHC Holland BV of the Netherlands, at the end of November 2017. The vessel is a trailing…

  • New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    26th November 2017

    Genting Hong Kong celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, on 17 November 2017 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a special christening ceremony to impart good fortune and luck to the vessel. Puan Sri…

  • Wärtsilä to deliver for new Viking Line ferry

    Wärtsilä to deliver for new Viking Line ferry

    24th November 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line. The ship is…

  • Royal Caribbean celebrates Spectrum of the Seas keel-laying

    Royal Caribbean celebrates Spectrum of the Seas keel-laying

    19th November 2017

    On 10 November 2017 an important milestone in the development of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, took place when her keel was lowered into place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany. The keel-laying signifies the beginning…

  • Lindblad order new polar vessel from Ulstein Verft

    Lindblad order new polar vessel from Ulstein Verft

    8th November 2017

    Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., the global expedition cruises and adventure travel experience company, has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build a new expedition ship. The vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is…

  • Cammell Laird and BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates

    Cammell Laird and BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates

    23rd October 2017

    On 18 October 2017 Merseyside-based shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird announced a new partnership with BAE Systems to position the companies to build five Type 31e Frigates. The Teaming Agreement has been formed in response to the UK…

  • December issue of Ships Monthly out now

    December issue of Ships Monthly out now

    19th October 2017

    Ships Monthly December 2017 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. It includes all the latest news you won’t find anywhere else, as well as exclusive features on a variety of ships from the latest warships to classic…