Danish Company Knud E. Hansen announced its latest design for a sail-assisted cruise vessel that is able to accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a variety of 6,000 nautical miles. The vessel combines low-sulphur diesel and wind power, making it able to sail to emission control areas and makes it be in line with IMO’s regulations.
Carnival Corporation published its ninth annual sustainability report, outlining the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The full 2018 report, “Sustainability from Ship to Shore,” was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative standard.
The Founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin announced the appointment of Captain Wendy Williams as Master of Scarlet Lady, the cruise line’s first ship.
The first cruise ship of the season, the 596 guest Silversea Cruises Silver Muse, will dock at the Port of Nanaimo, on Sunday, June 16. The vessel will arrive from Prince Rupert Sunday at 8 a.m., departing at 10 p.m. Tourism Nanaimo and Ambassadors from the Nanaimo Hospitality Association will be at the terminal and throughout downtown to greet and advise passengers on what to do during their stay.
Around 50 activists, with banners reading ‘Cruises kill climate’, delayed the Holland America Line-operated ‘Zuiderdam’, from departing the North Sea port of Kiel, on June 9. The ship managed to leave the port after six hours, heading to Copenhagen, as the police temporarily detained 46 activists, some of whom climbed onto the ship and onto a harbourside crane.
Responding to a recent report by T&E critisizing the cruise industry’s emissions, CLIA said the results have been published without any academic scrutiny. It also cited significant investments in scrubbers and LNG over the last years, noting that the industry is fully committed to a zero emission future.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it is homeporting a ship in Amsterdam for the first time with the European debut of Norwegian Pearl. With this move, the brand expanded its presence to six vessels in the area. On June 8, Norwegian Pearl’s Captain, Paul von Knorring, and the ship’s officers were given a plaque and key to the city of Amsterdam.
The Norwegian Sun cruise vessel sailed back to Port Canaveral, June 7, some days after the US Department announced the ban of US cruise ships from making stops in Cuba. It was diverted on June 4, an hour after it had left Key West.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report, which analyzes the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. The report noted a record-breaking 4.24 million ocean-going cruise passengers in 2018.
As local sources report, the Columbus cruise ship unexpectedly changed its course and docked at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden. While the cruise vessel departed from Amsterdam it hit something in the water. Thus, the Port of Amsterdam and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate were then on board for consultation and the exchange of information.
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