Category archives for: Ferry & Cruise News

Princess Cruises Recreates Maiden Itinerary to Mexico

Princess Cruises Recreates Maiden Itinerary to Mexico

To cap a year of 50th anniversary activities, Princess Cruises, which celebrates the five decade mark in 2015, has created a special Mexico itinerary departing on December 3, 2015 – exactly 50 years to the day that the line’s original ship, Princess Patricia, set sail on the company’s very first cruise in 1965. Offered on […]

Update 5: Death Toll in the Sewol Tragedy Reaches 113

Update 5: Death Toll in the Sewol Tragedy Reaches 113

Death toll in the ferry Sewol tragedy, one of South Korea’s deadliest maritime accidents, has reached 113 with nearly 190 people still missing, presumed dead. Only 174 passengers were rescued after Wednesday’s fatal accident when the 6,325-ton ferry Sewol turned over and sank within two hours. The ferry was carrying around 475 people, including 325 […]

First Two Passenger Ferries Delivered to Qatar

First Two Passenger Ferries Delivered to Qatar

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, and Ares Shipyard today announced that the first two boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar, have been completed and delivered to the customer. BMT worked closely with Ares Shipyard to produce an innovative design with particular attention to ease of […]

Agreement Signed for Development of Port Infrastructure in Vladivostok

Agreement Signed for Development of Port Infrastructure in Vladivostok

Under the instruction of Rosmorrechflot on April 18, 2014 in Vladivostok the agreement was signed between Vladivostok Administration, FSUE Rosmorport and LLC Inflot Worldwide Rus on collaboration for the purposes of development of urban port infrastructure for the cruise shipping. The document was signed by Igor Pushkarev, head of Vladivostok Administration, Alexey Nemkov, Deputy General […]

Abu Dhabi: Maiden Call for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi: Maiden Call for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) welcomed Cunard’s newest luxury cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth on her maiden voyage to Abu Dhabi on Thursday 17 April. The ship arrived a little ahead of schedule and stayed for the whole day in Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi, allowing its 1,950 passengers to explore some of […]

Carnival to Cut Its Greenhouse Gas Footprint by 20 Pct

Carnival to Cut Its Greenhouse Gas Footprint by 20 Pct

In honor of Earth Day and the importance of year-round environmental awareness, Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, announced it will meet its goal to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent. This goal was established by the company as part of Carnival’s ongoing efforts […]

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the […]

LMU Presents Cruise Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report

LMU Presents Cruise Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report

New research by Leeds Metropolitan University reveals that the cruise industry isn’t going far enough in their corporate social responsibility towards the environment, society and the destinations they visit. The study, published this month in the journal Tourism Management, analyses the industry’s lack of corporate social disclosure and ranks companies through analysis of their corporate […]

Arctic Shipping Risk Case Studies

Arctic Shipping Risk Case Studies

Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial. Through case studies, DNV GL has estimated that the risk is nearly 30 per cent higher for a cruise ship and almost […]

M/V OSCAR B Ready for Construction

M/V OSCAR B Ready for Construction

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has designed a steel hull, aluminum superstructure vessel which will be built by Nichols Bros Boat Builders (NBBB) for Wahkiakum County. The 115ft. x 47 ft. 6 in 23‐Car, 100 passenger ferry, named the M/V OSCAR B after former skipper and owner Oscar Bergseng, will run between ferry terminals in […]

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