Costa Cruises selected San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for a major restyling of its 1993-built Costa Romantica. The €90m project, set to begin in late October with completion in late January, will be a full update with the ship to emerge renamed as Costa neoRomantica.
Cunard has introduced a new four-night winter voyage on board Queen Mary 2, departing Southampton on December 8, 2011. With prices starting at £599 per person, the voyage’s star entertainment will be the four-tenor classical pop group, Blake.
Scanjet Macron completed a tank level gauging system retrofit onboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic during the 18-year old vessel’s 13-day recent dry docking at Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
The Marseille Fos port authority is launching a tender for the use of its drydock No.10 – the largest in the Mediterranean – as a repair facility for the latest generation cruise ships, container carriers and gas tankers.
Royal Caribbean International said it will up its investment in fleet revitalizations to approximately $300m to spread the latest innovations across the fleet and introduce the highest guest-rated programs from its Oasis-class ships.
Celebrity Cruises said it formalized plans for the ‘Solsticizing’ of the fourth Millennium-class ship. Celebrity Millennium will be at Grand Bahama Shipyard from April 21 to May 12 next year.
Radiance of the Seas returned to service after a 21-day drydock at Victoria Shipyards that nearly doubled the ship’s dining options and added a dozen accommodations including a few for single travelers, a Royal Babies and Tots Nursery and more.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is visually unifying the appearance of its fleet. After a 13-day stay at Blohm+Voss in Germany, Hanseatic now features the lines' characteristic colours, an orange and blue band, as well as an orange funnel with the brand logo.