More comfort, cutting-edge 'green' technology and better views are goals of the Richard With makeover begun this week at Norway's Fosen yard. It is the largest ship upgrade in Hurtigruten's history.

Work to transform a former industrial sand extraction site into a flourishing marine reserve and MSC Cruises' first private island continues in the Bahamas.

​The International Maritime Organization adopted an action plan to address the significant problem posed by plastic litter entering the marine environment from ships.

Scanship has entered into a contract with Carnival Cruise Line to support the company's ongoing commitment to advanced watewater purification systems in accordance with IMO's MARPOL MEPC 227(64). The deal pertains to a ship in operation.

Terminal operator Cruise Gate Hamburg expects to close the 2018 cruise season significantly above budget with more than 915,000 passengers projected on 220 calls, higher than the projected 880,000 and way up from the 813,000 last year.

Disney Cruise Line welcomed the Bahamas government's approval for its proposal to develop a destination in South Eleuthera with a berth, beach and recreational areas, marina and trails, plus conservation and cultural elements.

In a novel and perhaps precedent-setting initiative that adds to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s arsenal of efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the cruise giant is backing a wind farm that will enable it to offset up to 12% of its ships' CO2 output.

Naturetours.com, a small ship expedition company that sails further in to the Amazon than any other line, is relaunching its signature vessel, Tucano, after an extensive refit. The work enhanced the accommodations and public spaces while keeping Tucano one of the most sustainable ships around.

Blue World Voyages, whose motto is 'Active Lifestyle Cruising,' has formed a partnership with 'Yoga Journal,' a leading authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for four decades. In addition the line will ally with the International SeaKeepers Society.

Nearly 20 companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries have joined forces to advocate for exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) and adherence to the International Maritime Organization's 0.5% global sulfur cap in 2020.

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