Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery will be officially named by Camilla Parker Bowles, the duchess of Cornwall, July 5 in Dover. This is the first ship to be inaugurated at the port for over a decade and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.

Saga marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at Meyer Werft on June 3. The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020.

China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu), the cruise shipbuilding arm of China Merchants Group, is co-operating with China’s communication industry players Ericsson and China Mobile (Nantong) Branch to apply a 5G network in the shipbuilding base of China Merchants at Haimen, Jiangsu.

Fincantieri's new board of directors has again confirmed Giuseppe Bono as CEO. The board recently met under the chairmanship of Giampiero Massolo, who also was confirmed by the shipbuilding group's shareholders.

The biggest European shipbuilders formed Code Kilo, a new cooperative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform.

Steel being used to produce the first of three new ship sections as part of Windstar’s $250m Star Plus Initiative received the first cut Tuesday, at Fincantieri’s Arsenale Triestino San Marco shipyard in Trieste.

Eight people suffered injuries—none seen as life-threatening—in a crane collapse at Grand Bahama Shipyard during work on Oasis of the Seas in Drydock No. 2.

Despite the Croatian government saying it cannot endorse a Uljanik shipyard restructuring and against a background of strikes and arrests, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours said long-awaited Scenic Eclipse luxury expedition yacht is to launch August 15, as earlier reported here.

A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Adventure, Saga Cruises’ second newbuild and sister ship to Spirit of Discovery, launching in July.

The latest newbuild of Papenburg-based Meyer Werft, Spectrum of the Seas set sail from the German yard headed towards Eemshaven on March 20.

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