V.Ships Leisure is partnering with Mystic Cruises to provide crew management services including deck, engine, and hotel crew for the 9,300gt ice-classed vessel World Explorer.


Scylla AG, one of Europe's leading river cruise operators, is getting new leadership as the current managing director, Manuela van Zelst, is leaving to embark on a new career.

The Schulte Group, through its Singaporean affiliate Schulte Maritime Services, acquired a majority stake in YPI Crew, the Antibes-based yacht crew recruitment agency.

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Antarctica21 for the technical management of expedition vessel Magellan Explorer.

American Queen Steamboat Co. said it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Victory I and Victory II from SunStone Ships, along with the Victory Cruise Lines brand. This will enable AQSC to branch out beyond the US rivers and into the Great Lakes—a longtime goal—and perhaps beyond.

The newest addition to V.Group’s crew training centre in Manila is a full replica cabin from an MSC Cruises vessel.

Frank Coles, a seasoned maritime professional with a background in law, shipping services and maritime communications, was appointed CEO of the Wallem Group.

The keel-laying for Greg Mortimer, SunStone Ships’ first Infinity-class cruise vessel being built by China Merchants Heavy Industries, has taken place in Haimen, China.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has entered into an agreement with V.Ships Leisure to assist with port operations, CEO Douglas Prothero told Seatrade Cruise News.

Canadian expedition cruise operator One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) appointed Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) as managers for its newest ship RCGS Resolute, due to arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia in October 2018 for its inaugural OOE polar voyage.

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