Cruise Ship Trends

Silversea Cruises Plans New Flagship

 Cruise operator Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new flagship, the Silver Muse, which will begin sailing the seas in April 2017.    Built by Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri,

Silversea Cruises Orders Luxury Ship from Fincantieri

Shipbuilder Fincantieri has received an order to build a new luxury cruise ship for client Silversea Cruises due for delivery in April 2017.    At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests,

Confidence Low in Shipping Idustry

 Confidence levels in the global shipping market have fallen to a seven-year low as a glut of cargo ships, weak freight rates and excess liquidity continue to batter the industry,

KVH’s NEWSlink Team Now Producing 100 Different Newspaper Titles

KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched “Philippine Business,” the 100th unique newspaper title produced under the NEWSlink brand. The new title

TUI Cruises Orders 2 More Ships from Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku to build Mein Schiff 7 and 8 for TUI Cruises  TUI Cruises GmbH and Meyer Turku Oy signed an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships,

Transnet Awards Bid for Cape Town Cruise Terminal

  Transnet National Ports Authority awarded the V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town, Transnet said on Tuesday.

Cruise Ship Collides with Tanker off Gallipoli

  A Celestyal Cruises ship suffered structural damage to its bow and was forced to dock at Turkey’s port of Gallipoli after it collided with the Marshal Islands-flagged

Crews Recover Bodies of 9 Victims of Alaska Plane Crash

  Emergency crews recovered on Friday the bodies of nine people from the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that remains teetering on a steep rock face after crashing in Alaska, a rescue official said.

Viking Sea Floated Out From Drydock

 Viking Ocean Cruises has announced its second ship—the 930-passenger Viking Sea —was floated out from Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, marking a major construction

Fincantieri: Viking Sea launched in Ancona

  “Viking Sea”, the second of three ships which Fincantieri is currently building for the company Viking Ocean Cruises, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona.

Virgin Cruises to Sail Out of Miami in 2020

 Virgin Cruises will launch its first luxury liner in 2020 from Miami, British tycoon Richard Branson announced, placing his bets on medium-sized "boutique" ships.

Global Maritime Trends: U.S. Shipbuilding Will be Vibrant for a Generation

In trying to make sense of the global, mobile maritime industry, there is no better ‘go to’ than Shashi N. Kumar, Ph.D., Master Mariner, Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow,

Keel Laid for TUI Cruises’ New Ship

 Keel laying of TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 5 and start of production for Mein Schiff 6 at Meyer Turku    The keel of Mein Schiff 5 was laid on June 23, 2015 at Meyer Turku shipyard’s drydock.

Fincantieri Cuts Steel for MSC Seaside

  Geneva-based MSC Cruises S.A., and Fincantieri, today cut the first steel for its new generation of ship, MSC Seaside.   In a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone,

WFW Advises on MSC Cruise Ship Financing

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised long-time client MSC Cruises (“MSC”) on the €1.2 billion (US$1.35bn), export credit agency (ECA) supported financing

TransAtlantic Speed Record: Will it Ever be Broken Again?

Will the prestigious TransAtlantic speed and endurance record ever be broken? Should it? Twenty five years ago headlines around the world announced a new world record,

Online at Sea: Cruise Company Debuts Social Media Flat Fee

The advent of broadband at sea continues to expand, as German cruis brand AIDA introduces a flat-fee for social media networks onboard its ships.   AIDA Cruises

Crashed Cruise Ship Refloated; St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens

 The cruise ship MS Saint Laurent has been re-floated, all passengers are safely off and the lock has been re-opened, following the collision on last Thursday.   "Today (Saturday afternoon),

The Emirati Crew Leads Volvo Ocean Race

 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing had the Volvo Ocean Race trophy within their grasp as the seven boats entered the final lap on Saturday heading for Gothenburg after a one-day ‘pit-stop’ in The Hague,

World's Largest Cruise Ship Takes to the Water

 The hulking shell of Royal Caribbean’s “Harmony of the Seas” — the world’s largest cruise ship — entered the water in France on Friday. It’s expected to take its maiden voyage in 2016.

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