Cruise Ship Trends

Piraeus Port Posts Flat Profit, Sales Dip

Greece's Piraeus Port (OLP) , the largest in the country, said its first-half net profit was almost unchanged from the same year-ago period, while sales fell. Piraeus Port,

Smart-Ship 'Quantum of the Seas' Readies

Tech-savvy modern travelers will be wowed by Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, 'Quantum of the Seas', which incorporates unprecedented levels of technology

Keel Laid for HAL’s 2,650-Guest Pinnacle Class Vessel

  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

Queensland Turns Down Cruise Terminal Request

Australia's Queensland government has backed away from controversial plans to allow a cruise ship terminal to be built on state-owned land on the Gold Coast, according to the 'Brisbane Times'.

Propulsion Woes Bring Queen Victoria to Early Refit

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to undergo multimillion dollar refit at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in January 2015, nearly one year ahead of its planned December 2015 maintenance.

Holland America Line Hype on Suite Life

  From cozy inside cabins to grand luxury suites, Holland America Line offers a variety of stateroom options to suit every desire. For guests looking to indulge,

MTN Extends Prestige Cruise SatCom Partnership

MTN Communications (MTN) says it has extended the companies' 12-year relationship and will be introducing new communications services to its three-ship Regent Seven

HAL Launches ‘Discover Canada & New England’

  Holland America Line launched a “Discover Canada & New England Sweepstakes” that will award five of the line’s Pinterest followers a $500 American Express gift card.

Royal Caribbean's Revitalization on 'Voyager of the Seas'

  Breaking surf-report: a wave unlike any other is due to hit Australian shores this summer when the newly revamped Voyager of the Seas arrives for her cruising season starting this November.

Superlative Cruising Encounter

A fleet of seven cruise ships attract 600,000 visitors to the fourth Hamburg Cruise Days. It was ‘time to say goodbye’ to the Deutschland and AIDAstella last Sunday,

Holland America Line’s 3 Epic Global Voyages

  Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam kicks off the new year on Jan 3, 2015 with a 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage followed by a 55-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage.

Bones Found on Concordia Possibly Final Victim's

Divers have found human remains in the wreck of the Costa Concordia and will check whether they belong to the one person still unaccounted for 2 1/2 years after the luxury liner sank,

ABB to Maintain Prestige Cruise Fleet Turbochargers

Five-year turbocharger maintenance agreement will ensure safe and reliable operation; vessels can be serviced at every major port around the world ABB announced

Professor in Hot Water for Hosting Costa Concordia Captain

A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome's La Sapienza University,

Marseilles Targets Mega-cruise Repair Market

The Marseilles Fos port authority said it is targeting mid-2015 to complete the €28 million renovation of its giant drydock 10 to provide a strategically located

New Lifejacket Lights from Crewsaver

Crewsaver are pleased to announce a new range of lifejacket lights, suitable for all foam lifejackets of the type most commonly used for quick deployment in an

Port Canaveral to Dedicate New Boat Ramp

The Canaveral Port Authority will officially dedicate the new East Boat Ramp near Jetty Park at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6. The free boat launch facility is

TUI Cruises Expands to Six Ships by 2017

TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises are substantiating their expansions plans for their joint venture TUI Cruises. The Mein Schiff fleet shall grow from now three to six ships and then 14,

TUI Cruises Orders Two Ships, Cruise Demand Up

TUI Cruises, a unit of TUI AG , is ordering two more cruise ships for its Cruises unit to reflect high demand for cruise holidays in Germany and Europe. The

Meyer Werft joins forces with STX Finland

German cruise ship builder strengthens its yards.   MEYER WERFT joins forces with the STX Finland shipyard in Turku. Following weeks of negotiations the Finnish

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