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Mediterranean-style design for AIDAsol

AIDA Cruises welcomes its eighth Club Ship next year: AIDAsol which is due to be named in Kiel on April 9, 2011 before setting course on a maiden cruise in Northern Europe.



Europa gets new engine and gourmet restaurant

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa left Blohm+Voss shipyard last Wednesday following a 21 day dry docking. The major repair work involved replacing of one of the luxury ship's four main engines.


Grand Bahama Shipyard outlines growth vision

Grand Bahama Shipyard is working to narrow the competence gap to become closer to best-in-class repair facilities like Lloyd Werft and Blohm+Voss, according to Peter Fetten, svp corporate ship refits for Carnival Corp. & plc.


Sealy designs beds fit for a Queen

Bed manufacturer Sealy has developed specially designed beds for Cunard's new Queen Elizabeth called the Sealy Cunarder range.


New book studies how Modernism shaped cruise ship design

A new book landed on Seatrade Insider's editorial desk this week for review. Entitled ShipStyle: Modernism and Modernity at Sea in the 20th Century, this lavish study on some of the world's ocean liners, ferries and cruise ships examines the often-overlooked influence of Modernism on ship design in the 20th century.



Entertainment channel delivers variety to MTN TV offerings

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced a major addition to its MTN Worldwide TV service, which broadcasts live programming to cruise ships at sea.



Both Cruise & Maritime ships get exterior face lift

Both Cruise & Maritime Voyages ships have had exterior face lifts with the addition of company logos, including the letters CMV painted on their funnels.

Europa uses Siemens to provide mobile phone connectivity worldwide

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is using MOGIS (Mobile GSM Infrastructure over Satellite) technology, supplied by Siemens, to enable passengers onboard Europa to make and receive mobile phone calls anywhere in the world.



 New propulsion condition monitoring service from Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has launched what it claims is a groundbreaking Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), designed to provide customers with real-time data and advanced analytics on the condition of a vessel's propulsion equipment. Ship owners will have access to information and analysis needed to ensure that propulsion systems operate at peak efficiency throughout their lifecycle, it reports.


Sperry Marine's new generation of marine alarm and monitoring system

A new series of shipboard machinery automation solutions, marketed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit under the VisionMaster label, is being introduced to provide cost-effective solutions for small- to medium-size commercial vessels. The hardware is type approved to meet the requirements of major classification societies for unmanned machinery space operation.


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