To celebrate the release of their 2016 Alaska program, expedition cruise specialists Aurora Expeditions have designed an exclusive Sail & Rail Package for Aussie travellers looking to experience Alaska’s fascinating Inside Passage and beyond in 2016. (expeditioncruising.com)
Fincantieri announces that today, the Prosecutor’s Office of Gorizia has ordered the release of the areas in Monfalcone shipyard subject to seizure on 29 June.
Monfalcone Shipyard Shut For Almost A Week – Other Cruise News: A New Ship For Hurtigruten – Crystal’s New Expedition Ship?July 6th, 2015
by Kevin Griffin
Last week saw the closure of Fincantieri’s main shipyard at Monfalcone due to a court order seizing certain portions of the yard used to store waste products. A government decree was then passed on Friday so that work can recommence at the yard, which is building two large cruise ships for Carnival and Princess plus the first of its new Seaside class for MSC. Meanwhile, Hurtigruten has acquired a passenger vessel in Portugal that it intends to convert to an expedition ship and unconfirmed rumours from Singapore have Star Cruises’ luxury small ship Megastar Taurus about to join the Crystal fleet.
Oslo will welcome eight first-time cruise visits in 2015, part of a 105 calls and 205,000 passenger season for Norway’s biggest city. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
MSC Opera To Homeport In Venice To Further Strengthen MSC Cruises’ Offering In The Eastern MediterraneanJuly 6th, 2015
MSC Cruises announced that its ship MSC Opera, the third of four MSC Cruises ships to be renovated under the Renaissance Programme, re-joined the high seas on Saturday 4 July and will homeport in Venice for the entire summer season.
A cruise ship that had been stranded in Boston Harbor since the Fourth of July departed for Halifax on Sunday. (boston.cbslocal.com)
The police remove the seals after the signing of the order by the Court of Gorizia, following the decree issued by the government. “The solution to such a great emergency is a relief,” said Serracchiani. (repubblica.it)
Queen Mary 2 sounded her ship’s whistle (foghorn) at 1400 hours in Liverpool on Saturday to signify the time exactly 175 years earlier that Cunard’s first ship Britannia left the city’s Coburg Dock and inaugurated the first ever scheduled Transatlantic service. (maritime-executive.com)
A total of 8,142 cruise ship passengers visited South Georgia last season, slightly more than the previous highest number which was 8,068 in the 2007/8 season. (en.mercopress.com)
According to the numbers released by minister Liliam Kechichian, the number of calls was 172, visitors’ landings 332.118, totaling almost 11 million dollars in expenditures which works out at 33 dollars per capita. (en.mercopress.com)
Cruise passenger safety issues will rise to the forefront again next week when Sen. Richard Blumenthal holds a press conference with the family of George Smith IV, the honeymooner who disappeared from a ship 10 years ago under mysterious circumstances. (travelpulse.com)
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard near Juneau. (adn.com)
Haines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage fees in Southeast Alaska. And last week, the borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers. (alaskapublic.org)
Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province are co-hosting the 3rd Asia Cruise Forum JEJU from 26th to 28th August, 2015 following the successful events from the previous two years.
Green light by the Council of Ministers to a single decree containing measures to prevent blockage of the blast furnace 2 of Ilva and to unlock areas of Fincantieri’s Monfalcone, seized by a court in Gorizia. (huffingtonpost.it)
Windstar Cruises is celebrating Fourth of July with savings of up to 82 percent on select sailings. Guests can book at fares as low as $1,499 per person until July 10, 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
One-Time Only Singapore-to-Sydney Sailing November 22, 2015, On Board SuperStar Virgo, Starting at £1,325 per person Cruise OnlyJuly 3rd, 2015
Star Cruises is scheduling a once-only voyage from Singapore to Sydney this November by the SuperStar Virgo with arrival at Sydney set for Wednesday, December 9, well in time for Christmas.
The man, thought to be in his 50s and a foreign national, took ill on board the Wind Surf, which docked in waters off Portrush early yesterday morning. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
Port Everglades Receives Long-Awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approval to Deepen & Widen HarborJuly 3rd, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a long-awaited economic and environmental report, called the Chief of Engineers Report, that clears the way for Broward County’s Port Everglades to begin the next phase leading to deepening and widening its channels.
Despite there being a slight decline last year due to the economic crisis, Corfu is booking a strong year in 2015, with 400 calls and 700,000 passengers expected, said Konstantinos Kouris, contact officer in the cruise department. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
MSC Cruises announced today that, starting in December 2015, its 2,120-guest MSC Opera will homeport in Havana for the winter 2015-16 season to offer guests 16 Caribbean cruises of relaxation and discovery.
The work stoppage at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard was lingering through its third day as the company, workers and unions were eager to get back to work. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A race against time. The government should launch today a decree-saving Fincantieri to unlock areas of the plant in Monfalcone seized by the Court of Gorizia after investigation Disposal of scrap ships. (ilsecoloxix.it)
Oceania Cruises has introduced a new program called the OLife Advantage, which provides additional incentives for guests booking their 2016 spring, summer or fall cruise vacations early. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Summer Down Under By SuperStar Virgo – This November, Hong Kong to Sydney From £2,965 or Singapore to Sydney From £2,785July 2nd, 2015
Star Cruises has announced that its flagship, the SuperStar Virgo, will depart from Hong Kong on November 15 and Singapore on November 22 on an epic 48-day voyage tthrough ports in Southeast Asia and Australia to Sydney.
More New Transatlantic Cargo-Passenger Sailings: Every Four Weeks, Savannah and New York to Antwerp, Rotterdam and BremerhavenJuly 2nd, 2015
Tomorrow sees the first voyage from New York of a new four-weekly cargo-passenger service connecting Savannah and New York with Antwerp, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven. Known as ATL4, the new rotation has been opened by Maersk and MSC to supplement the two lines’ existing services.
Cape Town – South Africa’s oldest working harbour is finally set to get a luxury cruise terminal with the V&A Waterfront being announced as the preferred bidder by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). (traveller24.news24.com)