Pullmantur Cruceros appointed 10-year company veteran Yordan Yordanov as director, technical ship management, responsible for planning drydock projects, coordinating and supervising technical services and maintaining the ships. He also exercises budgetary control over his division.

Ponant is going to call its luxury icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot, in honor of the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as 'the gentleman of the poles.'

Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera yard last week after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.

AIDA Cruises announced the cancellation of AIDAprima’s September 8 weekly departure from Palma de Mallorca due to an urgent check of the ship's Azipod propulsion system.


 Virgin Voyages has assigned Wärtsilä the responsibility of the maintenance for its three cruise ships under a ten-year optimised maintenance agreement.

Carnival Maritime, the Hamburg-based marine service unit for Costa Group—AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Costa Asia—appointed Hermann J. Klein as managing director. He starts Sept. 1.

ABB is to supply the complete electric power and propulsion package for the Virgin Voyages fleet.

Scanship has been awarded a retrofit contract by Grand Circle Corp. to deliver and install an advanced wastewater purification system on the 1990-built Corinthian.

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.


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