Interview: Hans Hederström, Managing Director of Carnival Corp.’s State-of-the-Art Maritime Simulation Training Center

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Hans Hederström is the Managing Director of CSMART Academy, Center for Simulator Maritime Training, the state-of-the-art international maritime training center of the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation & plc Group. Opened in July 2009 and located in Almere, Netherlands, CSMART Academy established … [Read more...]

Seabourn to Order Two Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ships

Seattle-based luxury cruise line Seabourn has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of two ultra-luxury expedition cruise ships. The newbuilds will be constructed by a partnership between Italian shipbuilder T. Mariotti and Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands. Delivery is planned for June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. Seabourn says the 170 meter, 23,000 … [Read more...]

Shell to Fuel North America’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line has announced it has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Shell to supply the liquefied natural gas fuel to power North America's first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Under this framework agreement, Shell will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North … [Read more...]