Passengers can indulge in a specialty coffee blend created exclusively for Holland America Line in partnership with Beukenhorst Coffee USA. The West Palm Beach, Florida, micro-facility of the Dutch coffee house Beukenhorst Koffie worked with HAL to introduce Rotterdam 1873, a small-batch roasted coffee blend.

As the end of 2018 fast approaches Seatrade Cruise News looks back on yet another fascinating year for the global cruise industry as our network of writers followed every twist and turn.

Scanship said it has entered into a contract with one of the major European shipyards for delivery of advanced wastewater purification systems for two mega-cruise newbuilds. The contract also includes supplies for two optional vessels.

SpecTec’s Cruise Business Unit will deliver its AMOS asset management technology across the Virgin Voyages fleet ahead of its launch in 2020 with first ship Scarlet Lady.

It's official: The contracts have been signed for the first two cruise ships to be built in China to operate for the new Chinese cruise brand CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Ltd. This seals agreements announced in February 2017.

Fincantieri and Shanghai’s Boashan district government have signed an agreement to create a hub dedicated to the development of cruise shipbuilding, as well as the broader maritime sector.

Scanship has entered into a contract with Carnival Cruise Line to support the company's ongoing commitment to advanced watewater purification systems in accordance with IMO's MARPOL MEPC 227(64). The deal pertains to a ship in operation.

The Italian and French shipbuilding industry associations ASSONAVE and GICAN have inked a common 'Research, Development and Innovation Road Map for Shipbuilding.'

Versonix has received approval for US Patent Application No. 13/938,084 System and Method for Reservation Inventory Management.

Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.

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