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

With some 113 newbuildings on order cruise lines will face a major challenge in the next few year to find all the crew required both for hotel staff and maritime deck and engine positions.

Upon opening reservations for its newest luxury ship, Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises reports the best single booking day in the brand’s 26 year history, accounting for a 32% increase over the previous all-time high on inaugural season launch day for Seven Seas Explorer in January 2015.

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of 168,028gt Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, Thursday marking the conclusion of an 18-month construction period.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has completed its $125m refurbishment program, with the bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner which emerged from a 20-day drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille with new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs and completely renewed guest spaces.

Vard Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Fincantieri, signed a letter of intent for the design and construction of two ‘special’ cruise ships for Viking Cruises, plus two options.

Meyer Turku awarded ALMACO Group the contract to supply galley equipment to Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise vessels.

This year's Scenic Eclipse will be joined by a sister ship in 2020 as tour operator Scenic confirmed another newbuild from Uljanik in Pula, Croatia.

The keel of new Mein Schiff 2 was laid today at Meyer Turku shipyard. The ship is the sixth build by Meyer Turku for TUI Cruises and is due for delivery in early 2019.

Closing two months of dispute and negotiations between France and Italy, a solution has been found for the new ownership structure of major cruise shipbuilder STX France.

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