Category archives for: Ferry & Cruise News

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

In just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain’s leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. This year’s event has already achieved a record number of ports, destinations and suppliers showcasing their products and services on the exhibition floor, mirroring […]

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

A new nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy an outdoor nightclub under the stars. The new nightclub, Night Sky Lounge, will open for business when the ship begins her inaugural Caribbean season. The top-deck Retreat Pool will transform into the new Night Sky Lounge one night during each cruise, inviting […]

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

A strong pressure is being exerted on South Korean National Assembly to adopt a special bill which is aimed at determining the cause behind the Sewol ferry tragedy that killed around 300 people in April, predominantly high school students. The pressure is further fuelled by the protest of hundreds of people who, as reported by Yonhap, joined  […]

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

CSSC Wants In on China’s First Cruise Ship

CSSC Wants In on China’s First Cruise Ship

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has expressed interest in building the country’s first self-developed luxury cruise ship. According to CSSC Chairman, Hu Wenming,  the group has been building up its know-how on construction, design and management of large cruise ships, stressing that the success of the first project of this type is of utmost importance. Hu said […]

Hamburg Port Pioneers Onshore Power Supply for Cruise Ships

Hamburg Port Pioneers Onshore Power Supply for Cruise Ships

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has commissioned Siemens  as a general contractor to supply a turnkey onshore power supply system to cut  the combustion of marine fuel to supply the required electricity to all onboard systems when cruise ships are in port, which is a major contributor to local air pollution in harbours. The system, to […]

Cetacea Runs Aground

Cetacea Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard is currently monitoring the Cetacea whale-watching ferry that ran aground in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts at 8:20 p.m., August 27. When the ferry ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier, Coast Guard crews from Station Point Allerton launched a rescue crew aboard a 47-foot motor life boat to provide […]

Interview: Switch to Gas Needs Speeding Up

Interview: Switch to Gas Needs Speeding Up

Maritime transport is moving towards the use of gas as a prime source of energy for propulsion and power generation on board ships. As the ‘dash for gas’ takes hold worldwide, the maritime industry has a golden opportunity to leapfrog the increasingly strict regime governing emissions of harmful atmospheric pollutants, reduce the carbon footprint of […]

Keel Laid for Holland America’s Largest Ship

Keel Laid for Holland America’s Largest Ship

Seattle-based cruise company Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The 99,500-gross-ton ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2016. The […]

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Haven for High-Tech Aficionados

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Haven for High-Tech Aficionados

Tech-savvy modern travelers will be wowed by Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which incorporates unprecedented levels of technology to amp up the vacation experience. “Boatloads of bandwidth keep guests connected; easy-to-use systems expand guest choices and simplify schedules; and RFID technology speeds the boarding process and allows guests to keep track […]

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