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  • Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China

    Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China

    18th January 2019

    Ferry Company Stena Line achieved an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first of its next generation of RoPax vessel taking place at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China on 16 January. The first new vessel will be named Stena…

  • 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…

  • Seismic vessels complete tandem drydocking at Damen

    Seismic vessels complete tandem drydocking at Damen

    29th December 2018

    Sistership seismic vessels Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega have completed a round-the-clock ten-day maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm). For eight of those days the two 106m vessels were in the yard’s 250m drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement, to…

  • Star Clippers adds new port calls

    Star Clippers adds new port calls

    27th December 2018

    New port calls for Star Clippers in Europe for summer 2020 include Stintino in Sardinia, Propriano in Corsica, Vis, Krk and Zadar in Croatia, while in South East Asia Star Clippers has created new itineraries to include Cambodia for the…

  • 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…

  • Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    22nd December 2018

    David MacBrayne, parent company of CalMac Ferries, has reported another year of increasing passenger numbers. Total carryings for the group broke through the 5.5 million barrier in 2017/18. The transport and harbour operator’s continuing carrying growth is helping deliver social and…

  • 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…