More than 290 technicians are at work on Costa Concordia, a figure that will climb to 400 in the next few weeks as efforts continue to remove the wreck from Giglio Island as soon as possible. Currently the refloating is projected by the end of June.
Seven Seas Mariner re-entered service Monday following a multimillion-dollar upgrade to suites and lounges that completed refurbishments of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet.
Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven reported a ‘satsifying 2013’ and chairmen Rüdiger Pallentin and Carsten J. Haake said the yard is already ‘well-booked’ this year until October.
Carnival Freedom will undergo a multimillion-dollar makeover this spring to add the first Bookville family reading venue—part of the recently launched Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises—along with a variety of dining, bar and entertainment features that are part of Carnival Cruise Lines' Fun Ship 2.0 initiative.
After clinching work on cruise ships Explorer and Mein Schiff 1 in April/May, Lloyd Werft signed a contract to repair the 112mtr long National Geographic Explorer for Lindblad Expeditions Inc.
Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems has booked orders for its decking solutions covering newbuildings deliverying in the next five years.
TUI Cruises and Bremerhaven-based Lloyd Werft signed a deal for an eight-day refit of Mein Schiff 1, to be carried out in a couple of weeks. The contract was signed Wednesday by TUI Cruises ceo Richard Vogel and Lloyd Werft board members Rüdiger Pallentin and Carsten Haake at Cruise Shipping Miami. The price of the overhaul was not disclosed.
To get ready for Princess Cruises’ second season of Japan cruising, Diamond Princess is undergoing an extensive drydock at Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard to add features designed to appeal to Japanese cruisers.
Capt. Francesco Schettino was granted his request to return to Costa Concordia for the first time since the ship capsized off Giglio, and two Costa Crociere officials are under investigation for possibly tampering with the sealed bridge, according to Italy's ANSA news service.