Category Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Cuts Steel on Third Oasis-Class Ship | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Royal Caribbean International has cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for its third Oasis-class ship at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, marking the official kickoff of construction for what will be the world’s largest cruise ship. At 227,700 GRT, the Oasis 3 will be just slightly larger than her two sister ships Oasis […]

Costa Concordia salvage

The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday during a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a “perfect” end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat. Shortly after 4 a.m., a foghorn wailed on Giglio Island and […]

Costa Concordia Wreck Rotation: Tentative Date

The rotation of the Concordia is fixed for six o’clock in the morning of Monday, September 16th. However, weather conditions have to be favorable and a final decision will be therefore communicated by 2 pm the day before, announces Italy government Civil Protection Commissioner Franco Gabrielli. The cruise ship, which has rested partly submerged in […]

Titanic II Model Test To Be Held In Germany

Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer announced Blue Star Line in conjunction with German hydrodynamic service and consulting company Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) will next month be conducting the first model testing of the proposed Titanic II. Mr Palmer said a 9.3m wooden model of Titanic II will be put through resistance and powering […]

U.S. Economy Gained $42 Billion from Cruise

The North American cruise industry continued to be a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy in 2012 according to an independent study commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The study shows that CLIA’s 26 North American member lines and their passengers and crew contributed over $42 billion in total U.S. economic impact, a 4.6 […]

Izmir Scrap Yard Workers Killed on Board “Love Boat” | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

According to Turkish media, two workers from the Izmir Ship Recycling Co. in Turkey were killed, and nine others injured while working to dismantle the MS Princess (also known as The Love Boat). The Hurriyet Daily News r eports that Doğan Balcı, 37, and Davut Özdemir, 40, died from smoke inhalation. Nine other workers, Ahmet […]

Big cruise lines post onboard crime data – News

For the first time, the three largest U.S.-based cruise lines on Thursday began posting on their websites more comprehensive data about allegations of serious crimes committed aboard ships. The disclosures were made voluntarily but come amid growing pressure from Congress and crime victims for greater accuracy about crime at sea. The postings by Carnival Corp., […]