Cruise Ship Trends

EUROPA 2 Undergoes First Scheduled Docking

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015.   At the same time,

SCHOTTEL to Present Inland Offerings

SCHOTTEL will present its expertise to the U.S. inland market at the upcoming Inland Marine Expo in St Louis, June 15-17, 2015: strong push boats in Brazil, big

SCH Services Anthem of the Seas in Southampton

Terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are utilizing their considerable experience in handling cruise vessels to service the biggest cruise ship to call in the port of Southampton.

Anthem of The Seas Christened in Southampton

 Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was named in Southampton, U.K.,  in a spectacular ceremony.   U.K. travel agent godmother  Emma Wilby named the 4,

Royal Caribbean Cuts Profit Forecast

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd cut its adjusted profit forecast for the year, citing a jump in fuel prices since its January forecast and a strong dollar.   Shares

Halifax Cruise Ship Season Delayed

 Halifax's first scheduled cruise call for this year has been cancelled due to expected bad weather this weekend.   The Regal Princess, a vessel operated by Princess Cruises,

Thomson Cruises Names New Ship

 Thomson Cruises’ newly acquired Splendour of the Seas will be renamed Thomson Discovery when it joins the company’s fleet in summer 2016 and it will homeport in Palma.

First Steel Cutting for Seabourn Encore

  The plate-cutting ceremony was held today at the Marghera shipyard for the "Seabourn Encore", the first of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn,

Meyer Werft Buys Finland out of Turku Shipyard

Germany's family-owned Meyer Werft shipyard is buying the Finnish state out of Turku shipyard in southwestern Finland, the government said on Wednesday. Meyer

Carnival Expands Fleet with Larger, Newer Ships

Carnival Victory and Carnival Magic to provide new options from Central Florida   Starting in February 2016, Carnival Cruise Line passengers sailing from Port

ABB to Equip Entire AIDA Fleet with SEEMP

  ABB will deliver energy monitoring and management system EMMA to German-based cruise operator AIDA’s entire fleet consisting of 10 vessels. The EMMA advisory suite,

Yemen Conflict: Shipping Lines Pull Back

 The Saudi Arabian-led coalition of anti-Houthi forces attacking Yemen has tightened the blockade on Yemen's ports affecting shipping activity including the delivery

New Cruise Ship Terminal Plan for Cockenzie

 To take advantage of the global increase in on-board touring holidays, the Firth of Forth is planning a new cruise ship terminal.   Developers hope to secure

Anthem of the Seas Officially Delivered to RCL

 Royal Caribbean’s 2nd Quantum Class cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, was officially delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft in a signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.

AIDA Cruises’ New Flagship Receives Signature Paint Job

At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises is now receiving its beaming smile.   At the end of March, preparatory work began

Anthem of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International took delivery of its 23rd ship, Anthem of the Seas.   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially

Traffic is Up Aboard BC Ferries

 Traffic is up on BC Ferries over the same period last year, with March showing increases of over 5 per cent for vehicles and nearly 4 per cent for passengers.    In March 2015,

Riverboat to be Christened in New Orleans

First Lady of New Orleans, Cheryl Landrieu, to Christen American Cruise Lines’ American Eagle riverboat   American Cruise Lines announced the christening of its

Norwegian Cancels Cruise Due to Propulsion Problem

 The April 12 Panama Canal sailing of Norwegian Star has been canceled due to a technical issue with the ship's ABB-manufactured azipod propulsion system, according

Port Canaveral Receives ‘A’ Bond Rating

With $617 million in capital projects planned and under way for expansion of its cruise and cargo operations moving forward, Canaveral Port Authority has received Fitch’s  ‘A’ rating for $26.

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