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Manpower Software Lands Myriad of Cruise Contracts

Manpower Software plc (MSW) today announces the award of two contracts for the sale of its Maritime Crew Administration product to Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL) and Sun Cruises Limited (SCL), the subsidiary of Airtours plc. These contract awards follow on from the recent sales of MSW's Crew Task Scheduling product to RCCL and the Access Control product, "Souls on Board," to SCL. MSW was also granted two contracts for the sale of its Workforce Planning product to Guinness UDV Limited (part of the Diageo group of companies) and BP Shipping Limited (a division of BP plc). The initial value of the four contracts is in excess of $2.2 million. RCCL has purchased MSW's Maritime Crew Administration product as part of an enterprise-wide program of improvement. MSW's product will be responsible for the scheduling of RCCL's entire crew in its growing fleet. The product will be fully integrated with RCCL's new human resources system. SCL has also purchased the Maritime Crew Administration product with the intention to extend the use of the current Souls on Board system supplied by MSW and already successfully in use within the fleet. The new system will manage all crew assignments to the fleet and will greatly improve the efficiency of the manning process. In addition, Guinness UDV Limited and BP Shipping Limited have both purchased the Workforce


Royal Caribbean To Offer 10 Million New Shares

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) reportedly plans to market a proposed public offering of 10 million new shares of common stock. RCCL officials said the company will use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditure. The offering will be made to investors in Europe and the United States.


Competition for Princess Cruises Heats Up With Arison Entry

Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 11 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector. Beginnning with the demise of Renaissance Cruises almost immediately after the attacks, the industry suffered an additional blow in October when American Classic Voyages’ (AMCV’s) subsidiary U.S


TTS to Deliver for World's Largest Cruise Ship

TTS Ships Equipment AB, a subsidiary of Norway’s TTS Group will deliver specially designed and built cargo access gear for installation aboard the Ultra Voyager cruise vessel, currently under construction at the Kvaerner Masa Yard in Finland. At about 160,000 grt, the new vessel will be the largest cruise vessel ever built. This is the first of the Ultra Voyager Class of cruise liners built by Kvaerner Masa, TTS Ships Equipment having supplied similar systems to all five of the previous


Giant Cruise Ships Call on Naples

Lina Mazzucco, general manager of RCCL-Italia Royal Caribbean will make 30 calls and Celebrity 32 in 2006. Royal Caribbean will operate in the Mediterranean in 2006 with Voyager of the Seas the largest cruise ship to operate in the Mediterranean and Splendour of the Seas in order to give the market the new products it is requesting. Lina Mazucco general manager of RCCL-Italia said “Cruise in Italy is becoming more and more a mass market as a result of the constant increase in capacity


Royal Caribbean Commits To Environmental Endeavors

Today's era of stringent environmental policy marvelates that cruise lines must work to achieve good environmental practice. The marine industry in general, the cruise market in particular, have continually worked to project the image of environmental friend. However through high profile cases of negligence and/or abuse, significant new layers of rules and regulations are entering force to ensure shipping companies are truly committed to protecting the valuable environment within which they


RCCL Names Pimentel President & CEO

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) has announced the appointment of Larry Pimentel to the newly created position of president and chief executive officer of Azamara Cruises. Pimentel will have responsibility for the strategic direction and leadership of the deluxe brand to ensure its continuous growth and success. He will report directly to Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of RCCL. Pimentel has more than 25 years of travel industry experience catering to the high-end


Royal Caribbean Predicts Bright 2001

Royal Caribbean Cruises predicted on cruise booking levels for 2001 would match or beat last year's figures. "We think we will do as well as we did last year, and may even do better," Richard Glasier, chief financial officer at RCCL said. He said that so far booking levels have surpassed the previous year's and the number of cancellations was not increasing in spite of the U.S. economic slowdown. New products, new harbors and new destinations would increase demand, Glasier said


RCL Shares Jump In Oslo Following Report

Shares in Royal Caribbean Cruises leapt seven percent after positive broker analyses of the group and on hopes for positive news when corporate leaders visit Oslo on Wednesday, traders said. Shares in the Miami-based group were up 16 Norwegian crowns ($1.83) at 241 at about 1250 GMT on the Oslo bourse. The total share index of the Oslo bourse was up 1.1 percent. In just over a year, RCCL shares have ranged from a low of 152 in June to a high of 446 in January 2000.


RCL Profits Rise, Shares Fall

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL), the world's number two cruise group, said on Thursday that profits rose 16 percent to a record in 2000 but predicted stiff competition in 2001. RCCL shares dipped 13.5 Norwegian crowns ($1.50) to 239.5 on the Oslo bourse after trading around 250 just before the results, which were slightly below analysts' forecasts. The group said earnings per share rose to $2.31 in 2000 from $2.06 in 1999, or net earnings of $445 million from $384 million.


Cruise Ship Data to Assist Ocean Scientists

Celebrity Equinox (photo courtesy Celebrity Cruises)

Celebrity Equinox becomes third Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vessel to feature technology that helps scientists understand effects of climate change Last week, as Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled drydock in Cadiz, Spain


Five Minutes With Tomas Tillberg

Tomas Tillberg

Modern cruise ships can cost upwards of a billion and built to last more than 25 years, so the platforms must be built for change, as evolving style & taste, material innovation & maritime regulation dictate. “Built to stand the test of time” is the mantra


KIMS Installed on Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas. Photo: Royal Caribbean

Dragutin Radobuljac, the Chief Electrical Engineer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s mega cruise ship the Allure of the Seas, has described the new Kongsberg Information Management System (KIMS) as a “Revolutionary upgrade,” with significant influence on vessel operations


Consultants Predict Dynamic Cruise Sector Growth

Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruises

The global cruise sector is forecast to exhibit dynamic growth over the next decade, according to Ocean Shipping Consultants’ (OSC) latest report: 'World Cruise Ports and Shipping'. Excerpts as follows: OSC expects annual passenger demand to rise from around 20


Report Outlines Strong Cruise Industry Prospects

Source: Ocean Shipping Consultants

According to the latest publication from U.K.-based market consultants Ocean Shipping Consultants – “World Cruise Ports and Shipping” – the global cruise sector is forecast to exhibit dynamic growth in the period up to 2025, taking annual passenger demand up from around 20


Transas Reflects on a Year of Cruise Ship Developments

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2012 presented a number of interesting challenges for the Transas ship modeling and hydrodynamics department, not least of which was the high fidelity modeling of more than ten vessels successfully completed for various high-profile members of the global Cruise Industry.


New Ship Simulator Training Modules by Transas

Simulator Training Models: Image credit Transas

Transas reflects upon 2012 as being a successful year of high-fidelity cruise ship modelling for various clients. The year began with the development of several in-service vessels for the Resolve Maritime Academy, in support of their training programs for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)


Royal Caribbean Wins Marine Environment Protection Award

At the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s annual Awards dinner, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (which includes Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises), the world’s second largest cruise company


Eniram Supports Environmental Performance Program, Green Marine

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Fort Lauderdale, US, March 24th, 2011 –Eniram, provider of advanced decision support systems for the shipping industry, has today announced that it has joined the Green Marine program as a supporting partner. Green Marine is a joint Canada-U


Wärtsilä's Powers Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation

Allure of the Seas, the sister ship of Oasis of the Seas, has been handed over to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) by STX Europe's shipyard in Turku, Finland. The 361 meter long ultra modern vessel is powered by six Wärtsilä 46 engines


Schat-Harding 370-Person Lifeboats to Cruise Ship

Photo courtesy Schat-Harding Group

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has delivered the world’s largest lifeboats, complete with unique davit systems, to the Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. The Oasis of the Seas is equipped with eighteen of Schat-Harding’s unique


Nor-Shipping 2009 Defies Economic Downturn

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Nor-Shipping 2009 was the largest in the event’s history, dating back to 1967. 1105 exhibitors from 52 countries participated. By comparison, Nor-Shipping 2007, which took place in the midst of a market boom, had 830 exhibitors from 42 countries.


NorShipping ‘09 a Success

When NorShipping 2009 closed on June 12, the organized had claimed a record numbers of visitors; a total of 15,999, along with a total of 17,780 exhibitor representatives (1105 exhibitors from 52 countries). Given the current status of the world economy and the prospects for a protracted


Zodiac Lifeboats at Cruise Shipping Miami

Zodiac’s Open Sea ISO 9650 life raft

Zodiac recently introduced two new products specifically developed for the cruise ship industry: stacking container design and an extended-service life raft. Zodiac will attend Cruise Shipping Miami 2009 from March 17 to 19, on the French Pavilion, booth 1058.


NJ Sues RCCL After Diversion

Reports indicate that New Jersey's attorney general sued Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for diverting a Bermuda-bound cruise to Canada last summer and refusing to issue refunds. The cruise line said a looming storm prompted the change, and was adhering to policies.






 
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