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Cunard Narrows Field To Five

Cunard Line says it has five bids from European shipyards to build the Queen Mary 2, a rare new transatlantic liner that will rank with the world's largest passenger ships upon its completion in 2003. Cunard’s president Larry Pimentel was quoted as saying the a letter of intent should be forthcoming in the next few weeks, or month. All of the shipyards bidding are reportedly based in Europe. The original Queen Mary, built in a British shipyard, is now a floating hotel in southern California. Pimentel said at the news conference the Queen Mary 2 would carry 2,500 passengers, would be extremely long and built along sleek lines to speed voyages across the northern Atlantic. Cunard's parent, Miami-based cruise giant Carnival Corp., operates 45 ships under the Holland America, Carnival Cruise and other names and is spending billions on new ships to meet growing demand for sea-going holidays from North America and Europe. Carnival on Monday ordered a $375 million ship from Finland's Kvaerner MasaYards, source of 11 of the company's new vessels.

QM2 Visit Boosts UAE as Cruise Ship Destination

Queen Mary 2: Photo credit ADPC

Cunard cruise ship 'Queen Mary 2', is set to make its maiden call in the capital on 29th January. Queen Mary 2’s stop in Abu Dhabi is part of her 2013 World Voyage – a 106-day voyage from Southampton in the UK which will take in five continents – and is considered a significant boost to the UAE capital as it increasingly becomes an established global cruise destination. Officials believe the visit will boost Abu Dhabi’s profile as it seeks to receive 180

Schat-Harding Wins Queen Mary II lifesaving contract

Schat-Harding has won a major contract to supply the lifeboats, davits and fast rescue craft to the Cunard newbuilding cruiseship Queen Mary II, under construction at France's Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard. Schat-Harding will also supply full sets of lifesaving equipment to the two cruiseships building for Mediterranean Shipping Company at Chantiers.

Cunard's Queen Victoria Floated Out

Special ceremonies at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard near Venice were held to mark the float out of Cunard's newest Queen, ocean liner Queen Victoria. During the float out, the valves will be opened and the dry-dock flooded for the ship to meet the sea for the first time marking the initial introduction of the new Cunard Queen to the water. This significant occasion marks the beginning of the final construction stages for the $522m sister ship to the lines flagship Queen Mary 2 and grande

Wärtsilä Engines To Power Queen Mary 2

Wärtsilä Corporation will deliver four Wärtsilä 46 EnviroEngines totaling 67.2 MW power output for Cunard Line's new luxury transatlantic liner, Queen Mary 2. These engines will incorporate the latest common-rail fuel injection technology for operation without any visible smoke. Due for delivery in late 2003 by the French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, the "Queen Mary 2" will be the world's largest passenger vessel

Melbourne Hosts Biggest Ship Yet

QM 2:Photo credit Wiki CCL Tvabutzku

QM 2 Docks in Melbourne, South Australia The Queen Mary 2 has docked at Port Melbourne's Station Pier, soon to navigate around the continent. The luxury $800 million liner's cruise around Australia marks the longest period away from her northern hemisphere home ports of Southampton and New York.

Scale Model of Queen Mary to Anchor Onboard Gallery

Photo: The Queen Mary

A scale model of the famed ocean liner Queen Mary, carved about 80 years ago from a 200-year-old white mahogany log and exact in every detail, will be the centerpiece of a new gallery on the ship that was the epitome of luxury travel in its heyday.   The 1/45th scale model, 21 feet long and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds (454 kg) includes a figure of Sir Winston Churchill on the afterdeck.   It will be moved on Wednesday from New York's South Street Seaport Museum

Details of Cunard Queen Victoria Released

Announcing the first details of Cunard's next new ship, the company revealed that Queen Victoria, scheduled to enter service in December 2007, will feature innovations including private viewing boxes in the Royal Court Theater, alfresco dining for Grill guests, a floating museum of Cunard memorabilia, and a two-story library with 6,000 books. From the outside, it will feature its distinctive black and red livery. The public spaces will set the

NAMEPA Conference, Long Beach: Feb. 23

The historic cruise liner Queen Mary, berthed in Long Beach, will be the site of a marine environment protection conference on February 23rd exploring issues and changes occurring on the West Coast and impacting shipping throughout the world. Hosted by NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association), the event will feature presentations on greening the waste stream, marine mammals, emissions, and oil spill response

QM 2 Resumes Voyage after Accident.

The Queen Mary 2 was headed out to sea on Tuesday when the ship returned to Port Everglades after a problem was discovered with a motor. According to the Miami Herald, the cruise ship hit a sea wall, damaging part of its propulsion system. Shortly after the ship's 1 p.m. departure from Port Everglades, a bridge instrument indicated there was a problem with one of four propulsion motors. The captain called the U.S. Coast Guard more than three hours later and said there was reason to believe

Crew Missing from Cruise Ship

Queen Mary 2. Photo: Cunard Line

 The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship called off the search for a crew member late Saturday after he went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.   Colleagues on the Cunard vessel spent five hours looking for the man as they made their way from Southampton to Halifax, Canada.  

Peel Ports Welcomes 3 Queens

Three of the world’s largest and grandest ocean liners - the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria  - paid a historic visit to salute the city of Liverpool, the original home of their owners, cruise-line

  Three of the world’s largest and grandest ocean liners - the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria  - paid a historic visit to salute the city of Liverpool, the original home of their owners, cruise-line company Cunard

BMT’s Simulation Tool Supports the Three Queens’ Visit to the Mersey

Photo courtesy of BMT Argoss

BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has assisted Liverpool Pilots in its planning for the visit of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 to Liverpool in May 2015. Liverpool Pilots have used BMT’s ‘REMBRANDT’

Queen Mary 2 Skips Wellington

Image: Queen Mary 2

 Mega-cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has ditched its Wellington visit with the capital in sight on account of heavy swells caused by Cyclone Pam.   The Queen Mary 2 was due in Wellington this morning after spending time in the Marlborough Sounds

New Wastewater Treatment for Queen Mary 2

Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor system (Image courtesy of Wärtsilä)

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will be fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system, enabling the cruise ship to comply with the IMO’s requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships.   The contract

Ocean Liner Queen Mary Rings in 80 Years

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Beloved ocean liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26, and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10 a.m

Long Beach Public Invited to Celebrate QM's 80th

Queen Mary NY days: Photo Wiki

The iconic trans-Atlantic liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event

Lisbon Sees Record Cruise Passenger Numbers

Total 18,000 passengers and crew arrive by sea in one day; last year saw record number of tourists, rise continues. Tourism accounts for some 10 percent of Portugal economy   A record 13,000 passengers disembarked on Tuesday in the port of Lisbon from the towering hulls of cruise ships

Record Cruise Passenger Arrivals at Lisbon

Port of Lisbon

  A record 13,000 passengers disembarked on Tuesday in the port of Lisbon from the towering hulls of cruise ships, including Cunard Line's gigantic trio of "Queens" making a rare joint stopover in a nod to the destination's growing popularity.

Solar Solve Attracts Cruise Ship Orders

Royal Caribbean Cruises Navigator of the Seas

Solar Solve Marine has received a number of recent orders for its class approved roller screens to be installed at the navigation bridge windows on cruise ships. One significant contract was for Royal Caribbean Cruises Navigator of the Seas – a Voyager Class Cruise Ship.

Carnival Corp. Wins Clean Tech Award

Image courtesy of Carnival Corp

Cruise company Carnival Corporation has been named the 'Best Marine Solutions Company' in this year's Clean Tech Awards by 'The New Economy' magazine. The Clean Tech Awards are given out by The New Economy, a quarterly publication whose goal is to engender financial investment and encourage

Canadian Completes Solo Atlantic Row, With Just a Little Help

Mylène Paquette: Photo credit the subject

Quebec rower Mylène Paquette has arrived in Lorient, France, after a  voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the first North American to row solo, from west to east, across the North Atlantic, reports CBC News. Mylène left Halifax just over four months ago in

Metro Cruise to Operate Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Photo: NY Cruise

Metro Cruise Services LLC entered a four-year agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC), where it has been designated as the sole and exclusive operator of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (BCT). This will be the first time in Metro’s company history that marine

Record 52 Cruise Ships to Visit Liverpool in 2014

Photo: Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Liverpool Cruise Terminal said it will break its previous record next year with 52 cruise ships scheduled to call, bringing 70,000 visitors to the city. Among the cruise liners making their Mersey debut in 2014 will be the new MS Europa 2, Ruby Princess and MSC Magnifica.

Long Beach, California, to Feature 'Queen Mary' Expo

Queen Mary at Long Beach: Photo credit Wiki CCL Altair78

Historic Cunarder 'Queen Mary' preserved at Long Beach will be home to large exhibits of Lady Di memorabilia The iconic ship and Pink Ribbons Crusade have teamed up to open "Diana: Legacy of a Princess Comes to Long Beach and the Queen Mary," an exhibit of more than 2

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