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Watch: Norwegian Encore floats out

On August 17th, 2019, Norwegian Encore successfully completed a major construction milestone, when it emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Papenburg, Germany. Norwegian Encore will be at the shipyard port for the final phase of construction, before its conveyance up the Ems River and towards the North Sea at the end of September.

Cruise industry still relies on heavy fuels, report finds

On August 21st, NABU presented its cruise ship ranking 2019. The findings of this year’s evaluation demonstrate that only a small proportion of fleets is becoming cleaner, while the industry by large continues to depend on heavy fuels and fails to employ exhaust technology.

More cruise destinations emerge in Asia

Cruise Lines International Association released the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report. In the report, the organization details Asia’s planned cruise activity in 2019, providing stakeholders with information to keep pace with the dynamic cruise industry in this area.

Cruise ship gets briefly arrested in Iqaluit

The RCGS Resolute cruise ship was briefly arrested earlier in August, while it was anchored in Iqaluit. Namely, the Nunavut sheriff’s office received a claim and warrant from the Federal Court in Halifax, and then was requested to perform the arrest.

​Hurtigruten to launch three hybrid cruise ships

Hurtigruten announced that three of its vessels will be transformed to premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships. Retrofitted with battery packs and other green technology, the three ships will operate year-round expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast from 2021.

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