Genova - “Scarlet Lady”,the first Virgin Voyages’ cruise ship under construction at the Fincantier-Sestri Ponente shipyard, has successfully completed sea trials carried out in recent weeks. This is a fundamental step in the construction of a ship
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Genoa - According to MediTelegraph sources, the project was delivered last November 22 to the Port Authority of the most important Italian port.
Rome - “I have nothing against large cruise ships but they can no longer pass where they pass today, it’s scary to see them pass near Venice.”
Milan - The civil court of Milan has rejected the request for bankruptcy of the Moby Group presented by a group of bondholder hedge funds of the company.
Miami - Marco Carsjens recently worked with the Holland America Line company, where his career began in 1994, when he joined the company as a cadet officer.
Genoa - Costa Cruises aims to build its own cruise terminal in the port of Genoa, and is willing to collaborate with architect Renzo Piano, who is designing the city’s new waterfront.
London - Bosses meeting creditors, lenders to agree its future. Company could go into administration early Monday.
Turku (Finland) - Finnish shipbuilding company Meyer Turku will delay the launch of “Costa Smeralda” by one month and deliver it at mid November
Denia - In agreement with the insurance company and the port captain it was decided to scrap the vessel on site.
Palma - The Balearic Minister for tourism Iago Negueruela and the Mayor of Palma Jose Hila have been holding talks with the major cruise operators to discuss ways to limit the number of cruise vessels visiting the port of Palma.
Jakarta - Indonesia is seeking to boost its cruise ship tourism market as the number of foreign visitors arriving in the archipelago by cruise ship has increased in the past three years.
Genoa - Now that the Council of State has rejected the appeal by the Venice Port Authority, and that a new government is about to settle in Rome, the “Venis Cruise” project, for a new cruise terminal in Venice outside its lagoon
Trieste - The launching ceremony of “Silver Moon”, the second of three new ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Silversea Cruises took place yesterday at the Ancona yard. The vessel will enter the ship owner’s fleet in 2020
London - The number of global ocean cruise passengers rose from 17.8 million in 2009 to 28.5 million in 2018, according to research by the Cruise Lines International Association.
Istanbul - Data compiled from the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry reveal that Turkey has taken significant, eye-catching steps in maritime transport, a strategic sector for global trade. One of the important initiatives was the revival of maritime transport with the removal of excise duty
Rome - “Venice is unique and we cannot allow it to be destroyed even more than it has been already,” said Mariarita Signorini, national president of Italia Nostra (Our Italy), whose stated mission is to defend Italy’s cultural and natural heritage.
Venice - A cruise ship collided with a dock and a tourist boat in Venice on Sunday, injuring four people, the local port authority said.
Budapest - Police identify seven victims using fingerprints, photos. First responder recounts finding first two survivors.
Budapest - Hungarian rescue officials said there was little chance of finding survivors after a boat carrying South Korean tourists sank on the Danube, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 people missing.
Mangalia - Canadian transport provider Seaspan Ferries will be adding two new liquid natural gas (LNG) – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The 149-meter-long vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019