National Geographic Endurance, the first polar newbuild in the history of Lindblad Expeditions, arrived in Ulsteinvik, Norway, Tuesday after traveling nearly six days from Gydnia, Poland, where the hull was constructed.

Meyer Werft delivered the first Quantum-Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas, to Royal Caribbean International in Bremerhaven. This vessel is customized for the China market.

Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the treatment system. To help customers secure it, Alfa Laval has a complete range of training options for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Among them are open crew trainings, which the company now provides in three additional locations.

Helsinki-based NAPA, provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension with Carnival Corp. & plc.

V.Ships Leisure is partnering with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to provide a tailored suite of management services related to the sourcing of qualified deck, engine and hotel crew, marine procurement, compliance support with maritime rules and regulations, and technical support.

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators appointed Brede Valanes as its new marine operations agent. He is a certified master mariner with experience in the coast guard, fisheries, oil and gas industry, as well as tourism.

Scanship entered into a contract with a European shipyard to supply its new waste-to-energy carbon capture technology for two mega-sized cruise ships.

Investigators believe low engine pressure led to Viking Sky's engine failure on Saturday when the ship was in stormy weather off the coast of Norway.

New hires at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are in areas ranging from marine operations to culinary, purchasing, training and enrichment.

ABB won an order to supply a comprehensive power and propulsion package for Carnival Corp.'s first cruise ship built in China at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

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