Panama Canal Expecting 234 Cruise Ships This Cruise Season

The Panama Canal Authority said it expects to receive approximately 234 cruise ships through the Panamax and Neopanamax Locks during the upcoming 2018-2019 cruise season. The first transit will occur on Oct. 5 with the Seven Seas Mariner, on a northbound transit traveling from the U.S. West Coast to the U.S. East Coast. “As the second full cruise season with the Expanded … [Read more...]

Passenger Vessels Are Cleaning Up Using LNG

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) -- The sleek cruise-ferry idling at the harbor in western Norway while picking up passengers spews none of the dirty black smoke typical of ships at busy ports elsewhere. With a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 600 cars, the MS Bergensfjord is one of the growing number of vessels running on liquefied natural gas, which emits a fraction of … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship With More Than 500 People On Board Breaks Moorings and Drifts from Dock in Scotland

Several tugs helped wrangle an Oceania Cruises cruise ship with more than 500 people on board after it broke free from its moorings in Scotland. The incident happened Wednesday after in Greenock when 'extremely' strong winds caused the 593-foot, luxury cruise ship Nautica to break its moorings and drift away from the dock into the River Clyde. "This afternoon, while … [Read more...]

Meyer Werft Floats AIDAnova, the World’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has floated out the world's first LNG-powered cruise ship from its covered construction dock in Papenburg. The float-out of AIDAnova took place Tuesday evening from the shipbuilder's 504-meter building dock II. The vessel was then berthed at the outfitting pier, where its mast and funnel cladding will be fitted. AIDAnova is scheduled to … [Read more...]