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Wärtsilä to develop luxury cruise vessel design for polar and tropical cruise expeditions

The technology group Wärtsilä’s in-house ship design capabilities have been recognised with an order to develop a customised design for up to six new luxury expedition cruise vessels capable of carrying 200 passengers. The ships will be owned and operated by Amundsen Expeditions and are targeted primarily at the growing Chinese market. The design order with Wärtsilä was signed in the third quarter of 2019. “The ships are designed to operate efficiently in both tropical and polar waters. Because of the harsh environment and often remote location of the cruise ...

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Bolidt lights the way to cruise ship creativity

New additions to the Bolideck® range of ship deck covering solutions from Bolidt are illuminating design thinking across the cruise ship and superyacht sectors, with a first delivery of Bolideck® LED leading to follow up orders from several owners. Bolideck® LED is the latest variation of a decking solution which has established itself as the cruise industry market leader. Featuring integral LED lighting, the unique product has made a big impression after its first installation onboard the 2,894-passsenger capacity TUI Cruises vessel Mein Schiff 2. Bolideck® LED has been deployed ...

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Mutual Benefits Through The Cooperation Between CLIA And The Greek Government

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global situation that has required an extraordinary response, and the cruise industry has placed public health at the heart of its response. Within 48 hours of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing a global public health emergency, CLIA member cruise lines had adopted enhanced screening protocols worldwide. These measures were constantly reviewed and escalated based on the guidelines of international health authorities. Upon declaration by the WHO of a pandemic, CLIA member cruise lines voluntarily suspended operations worldwide – making the cruise industry one ...

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Nine ships at sea with some finding it hard find a port

Nine cruise ships and nearly 8,000 passengers are stranded at sea as major ports deny access to the vessels as the coronavirus continues to spread. According to cruise tracker site Cruise Mapper, Holland America-operated MS Rotterdam, Coral Princess, MS Arcadia, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 are still at sea with passengers and crew members on board. The Queen Mary 2 is currently sailing back to Southampton and currently has 264 guests on board, according to a spokesperson for Cunard North America. “Most guests disembarked Queen Mary 2 in Fremantle, Australia ...

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VesselsValue goes live with Cruise Ship Values

Online valuation and data provider, VesselsValue, has entered the passenger ship market with the launch of automated valuations, data and satellite intelligence for Cruise ships. VV now values over 59,000 vessels daily which have a cumulative value of USD 1.04 trillion. The global Cruise fleet consists of 483 vessels with an aggregate value of over USD 167 billion (data valid 31st March 2020). Individual assets can be worth in excess of USD 1 billion each, which is a first for the online platform and makes Cruise ships one of the ...

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Redefining ferry travel on the Irish Sea Stena Edda goes into service with maiden voyage

The next generation of ferry travel went into service yesterday evening (9th March) as Stena Line reaffirmed its commitment to operations on the Irish Sea and providing the ‘very best freight and travel experience for customers’. Stena Edda, the biggest ferry ever to sail on the Belfast to Liverpool route, embarked on its maiden voyage on Monday evening as it left Merseyside amid a host of celebrations which included a spectacular countdown lightshow. With 40% more deck capacity, 40% more cabins and 30% more fuel efficiency than current vessels on ...

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How cruising’s coronavirus crisis alters marine-fuel equation

Cruising is part of the hospitality industry — it’s all about keeping guests happy. Commercial shipping is part of the global logistics sector — it’s about moving cargo from A to B. But there’s a major overlap between the two: fuel. The cruise sector is a voracious energy consumer. Cruise ships don’t just burn bunkers for propulsion, they guzzle fuel to power their massive hotel superstructures: the rooms, restaurants, bars, casinos, elevators, shows, roller coasters, ice-skating rinks and wave machines. The sudden cessation of cruise itineraries due to coronavirus will ...

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End of the cruise? Industry struggles through rough waters of coronavirus crisis

It is close to peak season at Port Everglades, Florida’s second-busiest cruise port, yet an air of deep anxiety hangs over the deserted quaysides and departure terminals. With all major cruise lines shuttering operations, countries closing ports to large passenger ships and thousands of workers laid off indefinitely, the $45bn (£35.6bn) US cruise industry is struggling to plot a course through the rough waters of the coronavirus crisis. In Fort Lauderdale, authorities warned that up to 50,000 passengers might have been in contact with port workers infected with the virus, ...

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Republic of the Marshall Islands Flagged Seven Seas Splendor™ Sets a New Standard

The much-anticipated Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Splendor™ sets a new standard as it sets sail this week from PortMiami. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master and includes some of the most innovative technologies in passenger ships. Seven Seas Splendor™ is the 16th cruise ship to be flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry and joins its sister ship, Seven Seas ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Signs Fleet-Wide Agreement For A-Lf-Sea Hull Coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its market-leading low-friction SPC antifouling, A-LF-Sea, to six Oceania vessels, five Regent Seven Seas Cruises vessels and Norwegian Cruise Lines ships Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Dawn. A-LF Sea has already been applied in eleven drydocks while three vessels, Marina, Nautica and ...

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Piraeus Port: Inauguration ceremony of the “Cruise Terminal Expansion” project

http://www.olp.gr/en/press-releases/item/4939-inauguration-ceremony-of-the-%E2%80%9Ccruise-terminal-expansion%E2%80%9D-project The inauguration ceremony of the Cruise Terminal Expansion project was held today at the cruise terminal of Piraeus. It is a project with initial budget € 120 million, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Priority Axis 7 of the Regional Operational Program Attica 2014-2020. The Cruise Terminal Expansion to the south will be constructed 2 berthing positions for the “new generation” cruise ships of over 280m. long with a timetable for implementation of 32 months. This project will contribute to the increase of the Piraeus port capacity ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Signs Fleet-Wide Agreement For A-Lf-Sea Hull Coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its market-leading low-friction SPC antifouling, A-LF-Sea, to six Oceania vessels, five Regent Seven Seas Cruises vessels and Norwegian Cruise Lines ships Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Dawn. A-LF Sea has already been applied in eleven drydocks while three vessels, Marina, Nautica and ...

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Kongsberg Maritime to supply propulsion and control systems for an additional four new vessels for Mystic Cruises

Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts worth approximately 300 MNOK to equip three adventure cruise ships, with a fourth to follow. Built by WestSea Viana Shipyard in Portugal and destined for delivery to Portuguese cruise company Mystic Cruises, the vessels are to be used for expeditions in the polar regions. The 126m, 9,300-tonne luxury craft will join an existing trio of sister ships to bring the fleet to seven identical vessels, the first of which – World Explorer – entered service in 2019. Designed by Italian naval architect Giuseppe Tringali, the ...

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Steamship Mutual launches the “Yacht Club”

Steamship Mutual has been a market leader providing specialist P&I insurance for yachts for over 10 years. It is proud to announce the launch of its new brand, the “Yacht Club”. Our dedicated yacht terms and conditions have been specifically adapted to meet the needs of yacht owners, and we have unique additional covers that allow us to offer the widest and most innovative cover. Team Manager Hugo Jacquot says: “Steamship Mutual is committed to retain and develop its current book of yacht business hence why we are making significant ...

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Latest Carnival’s cruise ship Mardi Gras is flagged in Panama

When Carnival bought their first cruise ship Mardi Gras in the 1970’s, nearly 50 years ago, and registered her under the Panama flag, nobody expected that a new Mardi Gras will be built 50 years later, breaking records again and keeping the tradition of flying the Panama flag. In a recent ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard, The Mardi Gras, left the dry dock to be positioned in the water en-route to her new location to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting. With a capacity for 5,282 passengers, Mardi Gras ...

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