Karl J. Pojer, CEO, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and CLIA Germany chairman, was named European Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2017, announced Wednesday night at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg.

After a successful debut on Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Europa, Panomax will install a second 360-degree camera providing high-resolution images, for Europa 2.

Muraspec announced its new Tempus collection of wallcoverings characterised by a series of classic damasks, intricate geometrics, delicate blossoms and silky stripes, in an array of colours and with a vast choice of coordinating textured plains.

Thomson Cruises announced that UK-based The Entertainment Department (ted) will be providing all entertainment on board TUI Explorer and the yet-to-be-named addition, currently sailing as Mein Schiff 2.

Under construction at Portugal's WestSea Viana Shipyard, the 9,300gt World Explorer will carry 200 passengers in mostly all-balcony suite accommodations, with some 'infinity' cabins.

Fincantieri and Mapei, a leader in chemical products for the construction sector with a business line of shipbuilding industry products, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the area of research and innovation.

Grand Bahama Shipyard has completed work on 17 of the 23 cruise ships scheduled for maintenance, overhauls and upgrades at the Freeport facility during 2017.

GE Power and Fincantieri agreed to co-develop an emission control solution to reduce air pollution from cruise ships. The Shipboard Pollutant Removal System will be compliant with MARPOL’s more stringent limits taking effect by 2020. 

Wärtsilä solutions have been selected by Virgin Voyages to power its trio of cruise ships under construction at Fincantieri.

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