Cruise Ship Asuka II to Undergo Makeover in 2020

Cruise Ship Asuka II to Undergo Makeover in 2020

Asuka II (see also CruiseMapper),  operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd., will undergo a 45-day makeover at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore from the middle of January 2020. Asuka II is the …
May 16, 2019 /  Vessels
Cruise traffic generates EUR 176 million and 1,100 jobs in the Stockholm region

Cruise traffic generates EUR 176 million and 1,100 jobs in the Stockholm region

A new independent survey shows the economic importance of the international cruise traffic and Stockholm’s power of attraction as a cruise destination. During 2018 the external company GP Wild carried out a survey …
May 16, 2019 /  Cruise
Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise Fleet

Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise Fleet

Guests and crew onboard World Dream, Genting Dream and the recently launched Explorer Dream will experience transformational, ultra-fast, low-latency connectivity powered by SES Networks’ Signature Maritime …
May 15, 2019 /  Cruise
New Cruise Season starts at the Port of Riga

New Cruise Season starts at the Port of Riga

At the end of April, the Port of Riga opened the 2019 cruise season when the 300 m cruise ship MSC Poesia entered the port. MSC Poesia (see also CruiseMapper) is owned by the cruise line MSC and brought more than 2,500 …
May 14, 2019 /  Cruise
Port of Kiel strengthens its partnership with MSC Cruises

Port of Kiel strengthens its partnership with MSC Cruises

The PORT OF KIEL and the shipping company of MSC Cruises are going to intensify their long-lasting partnership. The corresponding letter of intent was signed on 27th April by Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman at MSC …
May 9, 2019 /  Cruise
Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel

Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel

Building for an inland location with Damen Technical Cooperation Damen Shipyards Group has cut the first steel for a 34-metre long Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere Lake Cruises, located in England’s Lake District …
May 8, 2019 /  Vessels
Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

French shipping company Brittany Ferries noted that its LNG-powered cruise ferry Honfleur (see also CruiseMapper) will certainly miss the start of the summer 2019 season, the original delivery date. In a brief …
May 7, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, will allow MS Finlandia (see also CruiseMapper) to enhance safety during maneuvering and docking. Caption: MS Finlandia - …
May 3, 2019 /  Vessels
First steel cutting ceremony of the new Oasis-class ship for RCL

First steel cutting ceremony of the new Oasis-class ship for RCL

The first steel plate of a new Oasis-Class ship (hull 34) has been cut yesterday (Apr24) at Chantiers de l’Atlantique machining workshop. Photo credit : Bernard BIGER / Chantiers de …
Apr 25, 2019 /  Cruise
Port of Newcastle statement on Newcastle cruise terminal funding

Port of Newcastle statement on Newcastle cruise terminal funding

Infrastructure NSW has advised that the $12.7 million funding for the Newcastle cruise terminal project is no longer available. Port of Newcastle has been working on this project on behalf of the NSW Government on the …
Apr 23, 2019 /  Cruise