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Four Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Contrasting Landscapes of South America and Antarctica in 2019-20

The exciting lands of red-hot tango; ice-blue glaciers; and lush, green jungle come to life when Holland America Line’s Amsterdam, Koningsdam, Volendam and Zaandam head to South America and Antarctica in 2019–2020. From September 2019 through April 2020, the four ships offer cruises ranging from 14 to 48 days that cover the colorful cultures and stunning scenery of this vast continent. Guests will explore exotic and remote ports that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences like sailing on the Amazon River, strolling the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, relaxing on the golden beaches ...

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PPA: Best Port from the East Med Region of MedCruise

Piraeus port was awarded as the best cruise port in the Eastern Mediterranean by MedCruise at an event hosted in Genoa. The award was received by the PPA Manager of Strategic Planning & Marketing Dept. Ms. Theodora Riga. It is the first edition of Mare Nostrum Awards this year and cruise companies and international press representatives voted for this category. In the jury participated also cruise industry experts and Cruise Line executives. MedCruise Association is the largest cruise port association in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red Sea and ...

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First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911, the ship heads for the Arctic from Tromsoe this week and will sail the Northwest Passage to Alaska before heading south, ...

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Abu Dhabi Ports and Mauritius Ports Authority to boost sustainability, security and cruise tourism across Indian Ocean

Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) have signed an agreement to pool their combined expertise to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean, from port infrastructure and security to protecting the environment and driving the cruise industry. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Mr Ramalingum Maistry, Chairman, Mauritius Ports Authority. Under the MoU, Abu Dhabi Ports and MPA will explore areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors, as well as how ...

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Saga Sails Into Dover Launching British Boutique Cruising With Over £600m Investment In New Cruise Ships

Kent-based Saga today (Friday, 28th June) sails into its future, as the first of two bespoke new build ‘boutique’ cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery, arrives at her home port of Dover for the first time. Sailing past the iconic White Cliffs and into Dover’s recently developed Western Docks, Spirit of Discovery’s British arrival marks the start of a new chapter for cruising in the UK. With HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as her ‘Godmother’, Spirit of Discovery’s Naming Ceremony on the 5th July will mark the start of a significant ...

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ONORATO AND GSI Signed Agreement for the Two Largest RO-Pax Ships In the World

Green light in Guangzhou for the first of the two units that will enter into service in 36 months on the routes to and from Sardinia. These new vessels score three records: they will be the world largest ro-pax vessel; they will be the world greenest with scrubber and keen to be LNG converted; they will be the first luxury ferries built by a Chinese shipyard. The final agreement between the family Onorato and the Chinese yard GSI of was signed today for the construction of two giant ro-pax vessels ...

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Telenor Maritime Expand the Mobile Ecosystem into the Mediterranean, partnering up with the largest passenger shipping company in Greece

Telenor Maritime has entered into an agreement with Anek Lines to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all their passenger ships. A state-of-the-art connectivity platform with Mobile, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul improves the complete digital value chain with services enhancing operational efficiency and the passenger’s onboard experience. “This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion into the Mediterranean, and we are delighted to partner up with Anek Lines, the largest passenger shipping company in Greece,” says Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime. Anek Lines is the ...

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Carnival selects KONGSBERG integrated bridge with dynamic positioning functionality for new expedition cruise ships

KONGSBERG has signed an agreement with the shipbuilding firm T.Mariotti to provide its K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System (IBS) with K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) functionality for two ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition cruise newbuilds to Carnival Corporation. The ships are under construction at the T.Mariotti yard in Genova, Italy for the ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. The first, Seabourn Venture, is due to enter service in June 2021, while her yet-to-be-named sister ship is scheduled for launch in May 2022. As Seabourn’s first purpose-built expedition ships, every detail is ...

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NAPA helps BC Ferries join the e-log revolution

NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, today announced that its industry-benchmark electronic logbook, NAPA Logbook, has been chosen by BC Ferries as a fleet-wide standard solution. As the world’s leading provider of electronic logbooks, NAPA Logbook has more than a decade’s service on board vessels serving more than 8,000 users and is approved by more than 20 major flag states, including the Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Panama, Malta and Singapore. NAPA Logbook will also be available on the new NAPA Mobile smartphone interface, meaning reporting can be ...

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Cruise ship operator Carnival sees LNG as today’s best low-CO2 marine fuel option

LNG is the best available marine fuel today to help Carnival Corp’s large cruise ships cut their CO2 emissions and other pollutants, a senior executive said. The shipping sector is under pressure to drastically cut its emissions, with the International Maritime Organization setting a goal to cut total annual international shipping emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008. Carnival has one LNG-powered ship in use and another 10 on order, its senior vice president for maritime affairs, Tom Strang, told a sustainable energy event in Brussels. “We ...

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Oliver Design Completes Outfitting Of The “HODOR”, The Support Vessel For One Of The World’s Largest And Most Sophisticated Private Yachts

Oliver Design, a Spanish firm specialising in naval design and architecture has just completed interior outfitting on the “Hodor”, a spectacular 66-metre catamaran design “Shadow Boat” by Incat Crowther from Australia and built at the Armon shipyards in Burela-Lugo (Spain), with Project Management/Technical Consult by Robert Smith of YCTS, Ltd. This is Oliver Design’s first Interior design for a shadow boat, a highly sophisticated new class of vessels, designed to act as support ships for super-yachts. The “Hodor” will service one of the world’s most exclusive private luxury yachts, of ...

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Burgess And The Mission To Seafarers Team Up To Support Superyacht Crews

International seafarer welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has teamed up with leading superyacht brokerage house Burgess to establish a welfare support network for superyacht crew. The first of its kind in the maritime industry, the joint initiative aims to tackle ongoing welfare issues in the superyacht sector. As part of the partnership, Burgess has co-sponsored an initial three-month pilot project in Palma, Majorca, a key port in Europe for superyachts. This will allow the Mission to begin its service provision for crew members in the area, and lay the ...

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110 m. Adventure Wind Cruise Vessel

KNUD E. HANSEN is proud to announce its latest design, a 110-metre Wind Cruise Vessel. This is a sail-assisted cruise vessel that can accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a range of 6000 nautical miles. This design is aimed at the adventure-cruise market and will appeal to passengers who prefer a more intimate cruise experience while visiting destinations that are inaccessible by larger ships. By leveraging its vast experience in the design of small to medium sized expedition cruise vessels, KNUD E. HANSEN has produced a design that addresses ...

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Oliver Design completes outfitting of the “HODOR”, support vessel for one of the world’s largest and,most sophisticated private yachts

•This is the Spanish firm first Interior design & outfitting for a “Shadow Boat”—a highly-sophisticated new class of support vessel for super yachts •The “Hodor” has a heliport, mini-submarine, diving equipment and a number of recreational crafts and vehicles, and will be tasked with shadowing a yacht of which details have not been revealed •Oliver Design carried out the design and outfitting of all onboard living spaces, including the crew’s quarters and the stylish guest areas •The 66-metre aluminium catamaran designed by Incat Crowther from Australia with Technical Consultancy and ...

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VARD taps TMC for Viking Cruises compressors

VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Viking Cruises. TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air system that consists of instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuild cruise ships. TMC has not disclosed the value of its contract. “As the international cruise sector increasingly emphasizes reduced energy consumption and lower emissions to air, our compressed air systems are becoming progressively more ...

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