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Silver Shadow (pictured in Sydney) has a fresh look following a major two-week renovation at Sembawang in Singapore. As with the refurbishment of sister Silver Whisper last year, the enhancements included the more contemporary design themes and warm color palette of Silversea Cruises’ newest ship, Silver Spirit.


AIDAcara is undergoing a refurbishment at Hamburg’s Blohm+Voss that includes the modernization of the spa and a completely renovated sauna.

With the number of newbuilds down and age of fleets up, the revitalization market is increasingly important to yards and operators.

Rina study sees need for a large, new Genoa dock

The port of Genoa needs a new dry dock if it is to take advantage of rising demand for ship inspection, maintenance and repair, an authoritative new study has found.

Queen of the West renovation nears completion

American Cruise Lines said the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Queen of the West, which operates one-week cruises from Portland, Ore., is nearing completion.

Morgan Furniture takes a seat or two to Miami

Morgan Furniture, the design-led British manufacturer of contract furniture, will showcase its latest products at Cruise Shipping Miami next week.

MSC Cruises has moved to maximise the revenue-generating potential of its flagship MSC Fantasia by adding capacity for an additional 404 passengers, taking the total handling capacity of the ship from 3,959 to 4,363 passengers.

P&O Cruises reveals details of a new-look Oriana

P&O Cruises has announced that when Oriana is transformed into a ship exclusively for adults in November, it will feature a different select dining restaurant, Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White.

Bookings rise as Ocean Star Pacific refurb progresses

The extensive refurbishment of Ocean Star Pacific (ex Aquamarine) continues in Curaçao, where the ship is gaining upgrades and new facilities prior to entering service in April for Mexico start-up Ocean Star Cruises.

Norwegian Dawn drydock to add 58 staterooms

During a nearly month-long May drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard, Norwegian Dawn will gain 58 new staterooms, including 28 suites, bringing the double-occupancy capacity of the vessel to 2,332 passengers. 

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