Passenger Vessels

MN 100: Blount Boats, Inc.

The Company: Over time, the Blount shipyard has built 363 vessels, including such iconic designs as the 130-foot, 600-passenger Miss Liberty. Built in 1952, the

CLIA Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Marla Phaneuf has joined the organization as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America.

President Bush Sails with Disabled aboard the Impossible Dream

Former President George HW Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush set sail today with the crew of the Impossible Dream, a unique catamaran designed for disabled sailors,

USCG Plans to Up Passenger Boat Enforcement

Coast Guard to step up enforcement of passenger boats along Florida’s coast, reminds passengers to “Ask the Captain”   The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies

India to Focus on Coastal Shipping

 The Indian ministry of shipping unveiled its vision document for Coastal Shipping, Tourism and Regional Development on Monday at Dona Paula, Goa at the 16th meeting

MPA Leads Ferry Emergency Exercise

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held a half-day emergency preparedness exercise, codenamed 'FEREX 2015' August 21. The annual ferry exercise

French Cruise Company PONANT Signs GAC UK

PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions has appointed GAC UK as its agent for all United Kingdom and Ireland port calls in 2016. PONANT’s 142m and 132 cabin megayachts

French Cruise Ship Sinks in Red Sea, Egypt

 Nearly 40 tourists rescued  by Egyptian authorities as a passenger boat sinks in the Red Sea  near Marsa Alam  in southern Egypt.   The boat carrying 26 French

Syrian Refugee Arrives on Greek Mainland

Syrians want to get to northern Europe. A car ferry carrying just over 2,400 Syrian refugees arrived on the Greek mainland on Thursday as a wave of migrants

Bass Strait Ferry Records 16 % Growth

 Passenger numbers on the Bass Strait ferry service have grown by 16 per cent over the past two years, says Tasmania's Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding, says AAP.

Refugee Ship Headed for Greek Mainland

Authorities struggling to cope with arrivals; 21,000 people landed on Greek shores last week. A passenger ship that is housing Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday,

Disney Cruise Uncorks Brand New Alcohol Policy

 Disney Cruise Line is altering its alcohol policy, adding restrictions to what passengers may bring onboard to consume during their voyages.   Starting with cruises that leave Sept.

Clipper Round the World Race Begins

 The 12 Clipper Race yachts left the Gosport Marina and will perform a parade of sails alongside the Spinnaker Tower before heading off to London.   As the boats left the marina,

Fire Hits Passenger Ship at Ormoc Port

 A passenger ship, owned by Roble Shipping, carrying more than 500 passengers caught fire at Ormoc port in Leyte, Phillipines early Saturday (August 15).   Philippine

Crew Missing from Cruise Ship

 The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship called off the search for a crew member late Saturday after he went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.   Colleagues on the

Filippetti Unveil Navetta 35 Motor Yacht

 Italian builder Filippetti Yachts has unveiled the brand new Navetta 35 design. The new design is principally on a three-deck design -Lower, main, upper with an open air sun deck area.

Washington State Ferries Adds Extra Trips

  Friday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos marks the start of football fans’ ferry travel season. To manage the influx of people, Washington State Ferries

IPS Completes Two Ferry Deals for Stena Line

Birkenhead based IPS Marine Fabrications is continuing to ramp up growth in the passenger ferry market after completing work on two Stena Line vessels. The firm,

Norwegian Cruise Line, Port of Seattle Ink 15-year Lease

Cruise contract is port’s largest ever, cruise line homeports at Seattle's Pier 66 for 15 years   The Port of Seattle signed a 15-year lease with Norwegian Cruise

Carnival Announces Leadership Changes

Carnival Corporation names Michael Ungerer to new Chief Operations Officer Role for Asia, also appoints Felix Eichhorn as President of AIDA Cruises   Carnival

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