Cruise Ship Trends

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

  On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine.

First Cruise Ships Dock at Abu Dhabi’s New Stopover

  Abu Dhabi Ports─the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate―has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island,

Five P&O Cruise Ships Meet in Sydney

 Sydney is the stage for the biggest get-together of a fleet of cruise ships ever seen in the harbor city.    Five P&O cruise ships have created a V-formation

Turbocharger Retrofits for Royal Caribbean

MAN PrimeServ informs it has won the contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) to retrofit the turbochargers aboard four cruise liners from its fleet.   The

South Africa Ports Gear Up for Cruise Season

South Africa’s ports are ramping up for a bumper cruise season with at least eight luxury cruise lines and over ten passenger vessels of varying sizes set to ferry

IMC to Design New Catamaran for Bali Hai Cruises

Marine tourism operator Bali Hai Cruises has selected International Maritime Consultants (IMC) for the design of its next generation day cruise catamaran.   Working closely with Bali Hai Cruises,

Barnett Promoted to Director, Holland America Line

Holland America Line has promoted Amy Barnett to the position of division sales director for the East.   In her new role, she will be responsible for planning,

Kenya Building Cruise Terminal at Mombasa

East Africa's biggest port of Mombasa will spend 100 million shillings ($980,392.16) to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting tourism, port management said on Wednesday.

Sembcorp Upgrades of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises

 Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in cruise ship repair, refurbishment and conversion work, has successfully upgraded the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and

USCG Searching for Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger

Emergency responders are searching for a woman who reportedly fell from a cruise ship roughly 22 nautical miles off the coast of Cuba, Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

Fincantieri Bags Viking Order

  Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri have signed an agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships. The new units, like the four sister ships

Port of New Orleans Riding High

The Port of New Orleans has surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) handled in a 12-month period for the first time, announced Port

Search Underway for Missing Man in Waters Off Bahamas

  Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a man in the water 80 nautical miles northeast of Mayaguana, Bahamas, Friday. At approximately 1 a.m.

Implementation of AIS at Singapore Port

  Currently, all power-driven harbour and pleasure craft are required as a condition of their harbour or pleasure craft licences, to be fitted with either an IMO-compliant

ISS Opens Office in Ukraine

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, said it is continuing its expansion program in the Black Sea region with

ABB Azipod Propulsion for Carnival’s New Ships

Power and automation technology group ABB announced it has won a repeat order worth $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plants and Azipod XO fuel-saving

Holland America Line Plans Stateroom Facelift

Cruise ship suites to get cosmetic enhancements, refreshed décor and new amenities   As part of a $300-million brand enhancement initiative, Carnival Corporation’s

Norovirus’ Implications for Shipowners

Allegations of illnesses caused by being on board a ship can lead to significant costs for shipowners. UK P&I Club Senior Claims Executive Victoria Brown reviews

Diebenow Joins Fathom

  Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation’s 10th and newest brand, has named industry veteran, Bill Diebenow as the company’s director of sales,

Risk Intelligence Launches PortRisk

Denmark-based security risk intelligence company Risk Intelligence has launched PortRisk, a service that aims to deliver comprehensive and reliable intelligence on risk in ports.

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