Wednesday, January 20, 2021

No Longer a Star

Star Princess is soon to become P&O Cruises' (Australia) Pacific Encounter. It is soon to get its P&O “name badge” which is waiting on the dock in Singapore where the transformation will take place.  

The complete story appeared in the January 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


Photo courtesy of P&O Cruises Australia. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 


Friday, January 15, 2021

It Will Be a Cold Day

It was a cold day in Finland when Costa Toscana floated out at the Meyer shipyard in Turku.  

Here's something few people normally get to see. This is the entire float-out ceremony of Costa Toscana (Tuscany), which is the sister ship to Costa Smeralda, as it was broadcast from the Meyer Turku yard this morning, complete with some interesting comments by company and design executives. 


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Silver Dawn Floats Out

 The ships keep coming. Silversea's Silver Dawn reached a construction milestone when it floated for the first time today at Fincantieri's Ancona yard. 

The complete story appeared in the January 14 issue of Cruise News Daily.


Photo courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Fincantieri Delivers Costa Firenze

Fincantieri delivered the 135,500-ton Costa Firenze to Carnival's Costa Crociere brand today at Trieste. As the name would imply, the ship has a Florentine Renaissance theme throughout. 

The video below is a first look at the ship's stunning interior. 














Photo courtesy of Costa Crociere. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.



Stopping for Gas

Carnival's new Mardi Gras made its first port call today as it makes its way from the shipyard in Finland to its new home port of Port Canaveral. It is calling at Rotterdam today and tomorrow for fueling. Mardi Gras is powered by Liquified Natural Gas, which not only has limited availability, but requires a specialized fueling process.  

The complete story appeared in the December 22, 2020, edition of Cruise News Daily. 


Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.