Under the new cooperation agreement between Fincantieri and Genova Industrie Navali, Fincantieri will acquire a minority stake in GIN—less than 20%—through a capital increase, GIN and T. Mariotti president Marco Bisagno told Seatrade Cruise News.

Seabourn has contracted hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany to create the indoor and outdoor guest areas of its two luxurious expedition newbuilds.

Seabourn is calling its first purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture in a nod to the far-flung destinations planned and the Ventures by Seabourn excursion program.

Supermodel, singer, songwriter and former first lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will serve as the godmother of Mystic Cruises' first ship.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said low-pollutant marine gas oil (MGO) will be used exclusively on all routes sailed by its expedition ships: Hanseatic Nature, Hanseatic Inspiration and Bremen, from July 2020. Joining the fleet in 2021, Hanseatic Spirit will also use MGO.


T. Mariotti and Damen decided, in February, to end their cruise partnership announced in July 2018 in 'good harmony and in an amicable manner,' according to Andrea Trevisan, SVP sales and marketing, Damen Cruise.

Seabourn eked out a few more details on its expedition newbuilds, which have the ability to sail to far-flung destinations. They'll be able to travel farther north and south than any ship in Carnival Corp. history.


Hapag-Lloyd Cruises cancceled the April 12 christening festivities in Hamburg for its first expedition ship newbuild, Hanseatic Nature.

Cairns-based Coral Expeditions announced the successful and on-time completion of the first sea trials for its new world expedition ship Coral Adventurer.

After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125-year history, Finnmarken will reemerge as a premium expedition cruise ship.

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