Carnival Cruise Line's new 35,000-square-foot Fleet Operations Center in Miami is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line’s 26 ships.
Transcoma Cruises, part of Transcoma Shipping agency, active across all ports in mainland Spain as well as in the Canaries, the Balearics, and Gibraltar, has had a busy start to the 2018 Mediterranean cruise season handling arrivals by Holland America Line's Prinsendam, Koningsdam and Oosterdam, Princess Cruises' Pacific (en route to Fort Lauderdale) and Crown Princess(cruising in the Med until November) as well as P&O Cruises' Azura.
Recent market developments show a shift in thinking when it comes to ballast water treatment systems for tankers and other large vessels. Today more and more ship owners see advantages in choosing UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination for large flows, even with respect to power consumption and footprint.
Radiance of the Seas will leave Port of Newcastle on April 17 to sail to Sydney and leave as scheduled that evening on a repositioning voyage to Hawaii.
The new Symphony of the Seas represents a whopping 25% leap in fuel efficiency per available passenger day compared to a ship like 2010's Oasis-class Allure of the Seas, according to Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean International canceled Radiance of the Seas' April 6 cruise, an 11-night Australia sailing, for repairs to the ship's Azipod propulsion system.
Effective ballast water management, the impact of lower sulphur limits and stricter environmental regulations are forcing the maritime industries to take action. When it comes to eco-friendly ship operation, the cruise and ferry industries are one step ahead in many cases.
Scanship has been awarded a retrofit contract by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to deliver and install an advanced wastewater purification system on Oceania Cruises' Insignia.