The pace of the LNG revolution in cruising has accelerated over the past three years, according to the latest Seatrade Cruise News Annual Survey of Cruise Ports, carried out last month.
The Fjords DA announced a third all-electric passenger sightseeing vessel - Legacy of The Fjords - is now under construction at Brødrene Aa.
In spite of 2017's devastating hurricanes, Caribbean and Latin American destinations overall benefited from a record $3.36bn in direct cruise spending, a 6.3% increase compared to the last measurement in 2015.
Cruising's most important global destination—the Caribbean—has largely bounced back from 2017's devastaging hurricanes but still faces a bundle of challenges. Vulnerable ecosystems, rising sea levels, regional debt, outdated funding mechanisms, inequality and inadequate tourism infrastructure investment are some of them.
Hurtigruten signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft for the construction of a third hybrid-powered, ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship. Delivery is expected in second quarter 2021.
Ponant’s highly advanced, pioneering luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot, due to enter service in 2021 will be powered by technology group Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine, which emphasises outstanding efficiency, extremely economical fuel consumption, and minimal emissions.
In its first year, Guardians of the Coast—promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and one of Italy's biggest citizen science projects—engaged thousands of students.
In an update, the US Environmental Protection Agency said the 2013 Vessel General Permit—which covers discharges incidental to normal operation—will not be reissued prior to its Dec. 18 expiration date. The 2013 VGP will be administratively continued and remain in effect until a new permit is issued.