The latest news and views from the shipping world can be found in the October 2019 issue of Ships Monthly.

Available here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO

The main features are:

AURORA – A look at the popular cruise ship Aurora, which switched from family itineraries to adults-only cruising in April.

CELEBRITY REBUILDS – Celebrity Cruises’ programme to modernise its cruise ships.

BARON BUILDERS – The fleet of a small Piraeus-based shipowner which acquired  two former ‘Baron’ ships from Hogarth of Ardrossan.

GERMAN – Profile of the impressive German Maritime Museum at Bremerhaven.

GAS TANKERS – A history of Dutch gas tanker specialist Anthony Veder, which has its origins in the 1937-established Oranje Lijn.

MARITIME MOSAIC – Pictorial focus on Caledonian MacBrayne, the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries on Scotland’s west coast.

JAPANESE FERRIES – A look at the domestic ferries operating out of Tokyo, which encompass both conventional and unusual jetfoil craft.

FROM THE BRIDGE – Captain Mikael Degerlund discusses the Fred. Olsen cruise ship Boudicca and his career during a cruise to Antwerp.