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Norwegian Bliss Delivered

By MarEx 2018-04-21 20:51:27

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 168,028-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, on Thursday marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period.   Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus...

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Hurtigruten to Install LNG-Fueled Hybrid Power on Nine Cruise Ferries

By MarEx 2018-04-20 13:13:00

Norwegian cruise ferry operator Hurtigruten has announced a major investment in environmentally-friendly propulsion. Together with Rolls-Royce, it will repower as many as nine of its conventionally-powered cruise ships with LNG-fueled hybrid propulsion systems. The agreement is among the largest retrofit orders for LNG...

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Dock Damage Creates Uncertainty for Roatan Cruise Calls

By MarEx 2018-04-19 20:30:00

Damage to the passenger terminal wharf at Roatan, Honduras is creating uncertainty for the port's cruise ship schedule.  The MSC Armonia struck Roatan's cruise ship dock on April 10, causing minor damage to the vessel's hull and an unknown amount of...

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Holland America Line Celebrates 145th Anniversary

By MarEx 2018-04-18 18:12:19

Holland America Line celebrates its 145th anniversary on April 18, 2018. The company started as the shipping and passenger line Netherlands-American Steamship Company in 1873 and today sails to over 400 ports around the world, sailing to all seven continents. ...

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Dream Cruises Builds World's Largest LEGO Ship

By MarEx 2018-04-16 18:40:51

Hong Kong's Dream Cruises has built a LEGO replica of the World Dream. The replica of the 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship was constructed using more than 2.5 million LEGO blocks and is the largest LEGO ship to be built to...

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Duterte Closes Popular Cruise Port to Tourism

By MarEx 2018-04-12 13:57:00

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of the island of Boracay to cruise passengers and other tourists, citing pollution and environmental concerns. The island - the main destination for the adjacent cruise port at Caticlan - will be shuttered...

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Carnival Cruise Line Adds Twenty Cruises To Cuba

By MarEx 2018-04-07 18:12:31

Carnival Cruise Line has added another 20 voyages to Cuba from Tampa, Florida, in 2019. The new voyages on board Carnival Paradise are in addition to the 17 recently announced Cuba cruises on board Carnival Sensation departing from Miami in...

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Orlando Ashford presents the Shared Humanity Award to Desmond Tutu.

Holland America Line Honors Desmond Tutu

By MarEx 2018-04-05 20:53:23

Holland America Line has established a Shared Humanity Award to be given annually, starting this year with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  The award is presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the...

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Pacific Northwest Ferry Operators Switch to Cleaner Fuels

By MarEx 2018-04-05 20:50:00

LNG and electric propulsion are gaining traction for passenger vessels in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, B.C. Ferries began service with a new class of three LNG-fueled ferries. Private B.C. operator Seaspan Ferries took delivery of two LNG-fueled, hybrid-propulsion vessels...

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P&O's Aurora in Sydney, Australia.

There's Still Room for Growth in Australia's Cruise Market

By MarEx 2018-04-05 19:58:37

The demand for cruising is estimated to grow between 14-18 percent in the next 12 months with approximately 1.63 million Australians expected to take a cruise by July this year. However, with a third of all Australians considering taking a...

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