The Fjords DA announced a third all-electric passenger sightseeing vessel - Legacy of The Fjords - is now under construction at Brødrene Aa.

Saga Cruises’ second newbuild Spirit of Adventure, arriving from Meyer Werft in 2020, will feature a ‘bold and adventurous’ style with a selection of specialty restaurants including Khukuri House inspired by Nepalese heritage.

Windstar Cruises is going to lengthen and upgrade Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride in a massive project that will add 50 suites per ship, re-do all accommodations and expand dining choices, the spa, fitness center and pool deck. Further, a re-engining will make the ships far more fuel efficient while adding 4 knots to the cruising speed, opening new destinations for Windstar like New Zealand and Spitsbergen in the Arctic.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours announced the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended for a second time to April 13, 2019.

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.

A new three member management and supervisory board has been selected to run troubled Uljanik shipbuilding group in Croatia. This follows the resignation of chairman Gianni Rossanda last week.


Deltamarin and Elomatic, both from Turku, Finland, have signed a significant agreement with MV Werften Wismar for the basic and detail design of a second Global-class cruise ship for Dream Cruises.

Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages have signed a contract valued at approximately €700m for the construction of a fourth cruise ship, which will be delivered at the end of 2023.

Meyer Werft has confirmed a delay to today’s schedule of AIDAnova’s Ems River passage due to insufficient water levels earlier this morning. According to the revised schedule, AIDAnova is going to be ready for departure at 16:00 hrs this afternoon.

Le Champlain, the second yacht in Ponant’s innovative Explorers series, is currently sailing in Sicily on a weeklong round-trip Valletta cruise.

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