Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships
Jan20

Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in early 2017. The two new ships are designated for the company’s Holland America Line and Princess Cruises brands. With the new agreement, Carnival Corporation now has 19 new...

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Carnival Corporation To Deliver Highly Personalized Vacation Experiences With An Innovative Wearable
Jan09

Carnival Corporation To Deliver Highly Personalized Vacation Experiences With An Innovative Wearable

The Ocean Medallion™, the first-of-its-kind wearable device enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalized service not previously considered possible. “Our team of digital and industrial designers couldn’t have been happier to have been a part of an amazing and vast team of partners who have brought the Ocean Medallion to life,” said MATTER’S CEO and Founder, Max Burton....

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Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Float Out Of Fourth Ship
Dec22

Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Float Out Of Fourth Ship

Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) announced its fourth ship – the 930-passenger Viking Sun – was “floated out,” marking the major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place on December 15 at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. Viking Sun will debut in late 2017 and will be marketed to travelers in North America, the U.K., Australia and...

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Fincantieri Selects IBM Cloud to Meet Growing International Demand for more Efficient Shipbuilding
Dec21

Fincantieri Selects IBM Cloud to Meet Growing International Demand for more Efficient Shipbuilding

IBM announced that Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation is adopting a hybrid cloud solution from IBM to improve the efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels in response to the growing global demand for shipbuilding. According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), demand for cruising has increased 68 percent over the last 10...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Brands All Receive Approval to Sail to Cuba
Dec12

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Brands All Receive Approval to Sail to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) announced that it has received approval from the government of the Republic of Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. All three of the company’s brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will offer U.S. travelers the opportunity to visit the culturally and historically rich country on select sailings starting next year. The...

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 To Introduce First Safety & Security Symposium
Dec06

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 To Introduce First Safety & Security Symposium

Seatrade Cruise Global announces a new addition in programming to the 2017 conference line-up 13-16 March 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.  The new Seatrade Cruise Global Safety & Security Symposium will debut at this year’s show serving as a focal point for specialized professionals as well as all conference attendees interested in learning about current and new developments in these critical...

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Highlights Class Of 2017: Notable New Builds
Nov30

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Highlights Class Of 2017: Notable New Builds

Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry, is scheduled for 13-16 March 2017 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Cruise lines continue to collaborate with the top shipyards around the world to develop and build vessels satisfying a diverse demand. As the entire cruise community converges at the conference, a hot topic will be the many new builds...

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Viking Line Looking to Order New LNG-Powered Ferry
Nov29

Viking Line Looking to Order New LNG-Powered Ferry

Viking Line  signed a letter of intent with the Chinese company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd concerning an order for a passenger vessel to be delivered in the spring of 2020. The aim is to sign a final agreement during the spring of 2017. The total investment is about 190 million euros. The letter of intent also includes an option for an additional vessel. The vessel is intended to be a collaborative project, and the plan is...

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