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

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.

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, 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 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.

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.

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. 

Harris Pye Group has failed in its attempt to renew the necessary licence to develop and expand the Swansea Dry Docks for use for refurbishment and repair of a wide range of types and sizes of vessels.

Qsine, the first restaurant at sea to present its menu and wine list on an iPad, is going to be added to Celebrity Infinity during the ship’s drydock later this year.

 

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