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Canada-based Crystal, specializing in water feature technology, has revealed more about the ‘double use’ water features that have been commissioned by Princess Cruises to appear on Royal Princess and Regal Princess(reported here earlier).

In the first actions springing from Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleetwide review—sparked by the Carnival Triumph engine room fire that left the ship dead in the water last month with only limited services via emergency generators—Carnival Triumph and Carnival Sunshine will be getting enhanced systems, the company said on Tuesday. 

Costa Concordia wreck may be moved to nearest port for breaking

Italy has authorized Costa Concordia to be moved to the nearby mainland port of Piombino for breaking after its refloating at Giglio, the Associated Press reports from Rome.

Italian prosecutors have requested a trial for Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino on charges including manslaughter, the Associated Press reports from Rome. AP said prosecutors also sought the indictment of five others the wire service identified as ‘crew’ but did not name. A Costa spokesman told Seatrade Insider the company had no comment.

MSC Preziosa to feature new perfumery and fashion jewellery shops

MSC Preziosa, debuting next month, will feature a new perfumery and cosmetics shop, La Profumeria, and two jewellery shops - Il Gioiello, dedicated to high jewellery, and a new Fashion Bijoux for costume jewellery.

A vessel refurbishment and new Lau Island group cruises are among the developments at Captain Cook Cruises Australia and Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, the companies told media Thursday night at a cocktail party aboard mv Sydney 2000.

Coral Princess II emerges from major refurbishment
Coral Princess Cruises’ 46-passenger Coral Princess II has re-entered service after a major refurbishment and mechanical upgrade at BSE Cairns Slipways.  

SuperStar Libra returned to its Penang, Malaysia homeport after a month-long refurbishment at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore and Star Cruises announced two special voyages that will visit Yangon, Myanmar.

Bolidt lines up decking for Norwegian Getaway

Full scale decking work on Norwegian Getaway, due for delivery in April,  is underway at Meyer Werft. Deck and flooring specialist Bolidt reports a shift in its workload at the Papenburg yard after completing materials supply and installation work on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship.

Some 1,500 mainly Asian passengers explored the new restaurants, entertainment and refreshed accommodations of Legend of the Seas on a two-night sailing from Singapore to Malacca following the ship’s $US50m revitalization at Sembawang Shipyard.

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