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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

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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

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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.


Cunard Unveils Plans For “World’s Largest”

Cunard Line Limited reported that the plans for the Project Queen Mary ship are finished, and a shipyard to build what is being dubbed the world’s largest cruise ship will be selected by the end of the year. Finished plans call for a ship that will be in excess of 1,100 ft. in length, which is more than 80 ft. longer than the current holder of the “world’s largest” title, the Kvaerner Masa Yards-built Voyager of the Seas which is completed but has not yet entered service


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


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


Metro Cruise to Operate Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

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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


Canadian Completes Solo Atlantic Row, With Just a Little Help

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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


Carnival Corp. Wins Clean Tech Award

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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


Solar Solve Attracts Cruise Ship Orders

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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.


France Buys Shipyard Stake

announced plans on to buy back 9 percent of the country's biggest shipyard. Chantiers de l'Atlantique in western , which built Queen Mary 2, was sold by French engineering firm Alstom to Norwegian shipbuilder Aker Yards in 2006. But a controlling 39 percent stake in the Norwegian company was


Queen Mary 2 Docking

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  The Queen Mary 2 docked at Blohm + Voss Repair, October 24 at noon. The ship could not be docked at the scheduled time, because the high tide in the was not sufficient.   Photo by Peter Neumann / YPS  


Queen Mary 2 Undocking

After having been docked for 20 days in dry dock ELBE 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Queen Mary 2 is planned to be undocked on November 13, 2008 as scheduled. The longest ocean liner worldwide is to be undocked with the morning high tide at 3:30 a.m


UK Ship Register’s Largest Container Ship

The UK ship register has officially welcomed CMA CGM Andromeda on to the UK Ship Register this weekend, when she docked at Southampton. The vessel is the largest Container ship on the UK register at 131,332 GT, 11,356 TEU. Overall she is the second largest vessel on the Register with the Queen


Japan Hydrographic Assoc. Chooses Kelvin Hughes

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Kelvin Hughes has been chosen by the Japan Hydrographic Association (JHA) as official distributor for all Japanese W Series paper charts, sailing directions and special publications issued by the Japan Coast Guard. It is a legal requirement that all international commercial ships carry paper


Wilhelmsen Wins Contract from Meyer Werft

Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering won an order from Meyer Werft in Germany to finalize the cruise ship AIDAblu and two new cruise vessels, NB689 (unnamed) and NB690 (unnamed) being built for the German cruise operator, AIDA Cruises. Under the terms of the deal


Ruckus Wireless Outfits the Queen Mary

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Ruckus Wireless(TM) announced that it was selected to supply advanced, Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the Queen Mary, one of the world's most historic ships, now permanently docked and serving as a luxury hotel and convention center in Long Beach, California.


BMT Achieves Strong Financial Results

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BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced today that it has achieved strong financial results, despite a difficult year for the global economy and the maritime industry in particular.  A turnover of £142m provided the group with an


Two P&O Cruise Ships Getting Complete Overhauls

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On November 16, 2011, the luxury cruise liner "MS Oriana" of P&O CRUISES was floated into Dock 11 of Blohm + Voss Repair. Four weeks are required to complete the overhaul and renovation work.   On December 17, 2011


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


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.


 
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