• Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

    Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

    • 11th September 2018

    Fred Olsen Express and Baleària have signed an agreement to begin jointly operating routes between the Spanish mainland and the Canaries, through their new Canary Bridge Seaways (CBS) project, from mid-November onwards. CBS will initially offer three sailings per week between the mainland and the Canary Islands, with two ships guaranteeing a comprehensive, reliable, quality

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  • BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    • 4th September 2018

    BBC World News presenter and anchor, Lucy Hockings, will be joining the Seatrade Cruise Med Conference, which takes place this September in Lisbon, Portugal. The anchorwoman, who has interviewed global opinion leaders and influencers and covered some of the major news events of the past decade, will put her skills into action as moderator for

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  • Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    • 27th August 2018

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard is reporting a surge in activity in the opening half of 2018 after delivering a series of drydock, wet basin and pier-side projects.  Naval Rocha commercial director Sergio Rodrigues said the yard located in the heart of Lisbon Harbour on the north bank of the River Tagus has completed a wide

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  • Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    • 17th August 2018

    Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz is set to complete a retrofit of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which will be renamed Carnival Sunrise after the transformation. The project will begin in spring of 2019 and include the re-designation of the ship to reflect the enormous transformation. The cruise will join the Sunshine class of Carnival after two months of retrofit work. Renovation works include the redesign of luxurious

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  • Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    • 29th June 2018

    Dutch company Bolidt has secured work on a series of luxury Ritz Carlton Cruises vessels with Spanish shipbuilder  HJ Barrera. The three vessels each have capacity for 298 passengers and are to be delivered in 2020. The firm which delivers synthetic products and systems decking and flooring to mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets is also the preferred supplier for Mystic Cruise’s World Explorer, which

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  • Spanish shipbuilder Gondan delivers second ‘ecofast ferry’ to Balearic Islands

    Spanish shipbuilder Gondan delivers second ‘ecofast ferry’ to Balearic Islands

    • 23rd May 2018

    Spanish shipbuilder Gondan has delivered a second GRP ecofast ferry, EcoLUX, to the Balearia Shipping Company. The 28m-long vessel has been designed with a focus on eco-efficiency, comfort and speed during navigation. It follows the delivery of the first GRP ferry to Balearia last December. Gondan, based in Asturius, Northern Spain, built the vessel to sail at a maximum speed of 28 knots and features photovoltaic

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  • Naval architects Oliver Design showcase ‘Scenic Eclipse’ cruise ship project

    Naval architects Oliver Design showcase ‘Scenic Eclipse’ cruise ship project

    • 23rd May 2018

    Spanish Naval architect firm Oliver Design has released details of its projects including state-of-the-art vessels ranging from fishing ships and luxury cruise liners. Recent deals for the fishing industry include designing and fitting out a salmon vessel for a Norwegian firm and a tuna boat working the Indian Ocean fisheries. The firm is currently showcasing its latest projects at the Navalia trade

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  • Portugal set for another record-breaking cruise ship year

    Portugal set for another record-breaking cruise ship year

    • 1st May 2018

    The Portuguese Sea Minister has predicted that 2018 will see a new record in the number of cruise ships docking in the country. Lisbon, Leixões and Portimão all revealed strong growth in 2017, with work at the Algarve port set to increase its capacity even further. Minister Ana Paula Vitorino said on Wednesday, upon revealing

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