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Oceania Announces $100 million Refurb of R-Class Ships

Oceania Cruises just announced a new design initiative called OceaniaNEXT. This will see a total transformation of the lines four older vessels that it acquired from Renaissance cruises. There were few change...

Genting Group Removes SuperStar Libra From Service

Genting group is a company that is quite diversified. The Malaysian company has casinos, the worlds largest hotel, a real estate company, a plantation company, several cruise lines and a shipyard consortium...

[UPDATED] Louis Sells Majesty to Undisclosed Buyer

UPDATE (Monday): Going into the weekend we didn't know who the buyer was. Well now that the new week has started, the buyer as finally emerged as: Israel's Mano Maritime. The vessel will be renamed to Princ...
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Viewing the SS United States

I'm in Delaware right now for work and just flew into Philadelphia. While I was there, I took the opportunity to swing by the port and see the greatest ship the United States ever built, the SS United States. S...

Virgin Voyages Names First Ship

Virgin Voyages have just named their first ship the Scarlet Lady. She will debut in Miami in 2020. The name unveiling took place at the yard coinciding with the steel cutting ceremony for their second unnam...

Le Lapérouse Handed Over to Ponant

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has just delivered the Le Lapérouse to French luxury expedition line Ponant. This is the first of six ships in the Ponant Explorer class. The Le Lapérouse is enroute from Norway t...

Quark Expeditions To Build New Ship

Quark Expeditions, who were one of the first companies to regularly sail passengers to the arctic and Antarctica regions, have announced they will build their own ship. Up until now they have chartering Rus...

Hurtigruten Buys Kleven

Hot on the heals of losing two newbuild orders by Norway's Havila, Norsk yard Kleven has been acquired by Hurtigruten. Hurtigruten is the line that owns and operates ships along Norways coast providing an essen...
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Viking Orion is Delivered

Viking Ocean Cruises have just taken delivery of their fifth vessel, the Viking Orion. The ship just finished her construction at Fincantieri's Ancona yard. She comes in at 47,800gt ship and can carry 930 pax. ...
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Spanish Yard to Build Two Vessels For Havila

A few months ago we found out that Norway's Hurtigruten was going to be partially replaced by a new startup Havila Kystruten. This was going to require them to build the four ships they are now contracted f...