The June 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.


Waterfront – the small cruise ship Le Commandant Charcot visits the Solent, Holland America celebrates 150 years, DFDS converts to battery power, and Stolt adds tankers to its fleet.

Ferry – Irish Ferries bring back the Oscar Wilde name for new ferry, former European Seaway moves again, and new catamaran built for the Thames

Ferry Extra – Solent ferry services in the spotlight, with the focus on Red Funnel, Wightlink and Hovertravel.

Cruise – Cruise ships taking on shore power, funnel fitted to Cunard’s new Queen Anne, and P&O Cruises’ new ship Arvia named.

Naval – Progress for joint frigate project, Turkish Navy gets a new flagship, and the future USS Cleveland is launched sideways.

Cargo – VLCC design with a membrane LNG tank, CMA CGM boosts fleet with a big order, and Ellerman opens up a new service.

News Feature – Remembering American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, which was founded 79 years ago.



Cruise focus: Wonder of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International’s new flagship, Wonder of the Seas, will operate from Port Canaveral, on the east coast of central Florida, for year-round cruises to the Caribbean; we look at what she has to offer.

“I name this ship” – The cruise ships, liners, warships and other vessels named by the late Queen Elizabeth II during her reign.

Baja-bound – On board two of the ferries working the long crossings of the Sea of Cortez, which are operated by Baja Ferries.

Across the Minch – A look back at 50 years of ferry services from Ullapool across the North Minch to Stornoway, a key part of Cal Mac’s Scottish west coast network.

Battle of North Cape – Revisiting the last action fought between capital ships in European Waters, the Battle of North Cape, which took place in December 1943.

Captain Danny Lynch – Tribute to Captain Danny Lyncha respected tug master from Newport, and recollections of a trip out from Newport in Wales to see a famous Clan liner.

Maritime Mosaic – The Port of Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada, attracts a wide variety of vessels, as illustrated in this pictorial.

SAS Protea – The career of the Hecla class hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea, which marked half a century of service with the South African Navy in May 2022.


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