Cruise Ship Trends

Pier Damaged at Port Canaveral

Undergoing Repairs While Coast Guard Investigates   The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that caused pier damage and scattered concrete debris in the harbor on Sunday.

Crystal Cruises to Sail Elusive Northwest Passage

  The “World’s Best” Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style  voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious

Port of Boston: A Vital Economic Engine

Port of Boston is Vital Economic Engine and Job Generator for Region. The Port of Boston generated $4.6 billion in 2012 and more than 50,000 jobs are supported by the port,

Discussion: Cruise Ship Waste Management

Ship to Shore flexible Recycling DEERBERG-SYSTEMS sets the course for the future of waste management onboard cruise ships With a round table discussion in Hamburg,

Bolidt Decking, Flooring for Viking Cruise Flagship

Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems has secured a contract as exclusive partner to Viking Ocean Cruises for the supply of decking and flooring. The contract covers Viking Star,

Crystal to Cruise via Arctic Northwest Passage in 2016

Crystal Cruises says it is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest Passage (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle)

Dutch Crane Barge Assists Concordia Refloat

Costa Concordia floats again; Dutch Crane barge Conquest MB1 stays around for assistance. The disaster cruise ship Costa Concordia floats again, and Dutch company

Engineers Attach Final Tow Chains to Costa Concordia

Salvage going to plan, hulk due to depart July 21. Engineers were securing the final chains to the Costa Concordia on Tuesday, preparing the wrecked luxury liner

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line says it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second

Sixth Floating Accommodation for Lerwick Port

  The cruise ship Gemini has been brought to Lerwick by Petrofac as additional accommodation to support the Shetland Gas Plant project. The ship arrived today

Third Cruise Terminal Under Construction in Hamburg

Construction of the third cruise terminal in Hamburg commenced July 4 with a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony. And in less than a month, the biggest cruise ceremony will take place on the river Elbe,

Concordia Refloating Slated for July 14

The Costa Concordia’s salvage team has confirmed that the ship refloating operation is set to proceed starting on Monday, July 14. As was the case for the parbuckling project,

Carnival Extends Deal with Port of New Orleans

New agreement keeps at least two Carnival ships sailing through 2019 The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines signed a new agreement that will keep

Amaroo Cruises Takes Catamaran Delivery

Incat Crowther today announced the launch of Amaroo, a 24-meter Catamaran Whale Watching vessel for Amaroo Cruises of Forster, New South Wales, who recently celebrated 35 years in operation.

Record 19th World’s Best Award for Crystal Cruises

  For an unprecedented 19th consecutive year–and with its highest score ever–Travel + Leisure readers have voted Crystal Cruises the “World’s Best” Large-Ship

Concordia Disaster to Cost Owners More than $2b

The Costa Concordia disaster, when the cruise liner capsized off Italy more than two years ago, will likely end up costing the ship's owners just over $2 billion (1.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Google Street View Climbs Aboard Allure of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International claims it is changing the way people plan vacations by working with Google to be the first cruise line to launch Google Maps Business

Costa Concordia Wreck Set to Be Refloated in 10 Days

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated within 10 days, to be towed away from the Italian island where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago,

Seafarers’ Lounge Opens at Kiel Cruise Terminal

German Seamen’s Mission takes over new showcase facility.   The German Seamen’s Mission (Deutsche Seemannsmission e.V.) has moved into its new showcase Seafarers’

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