New Ships on Order [Page 2]

What will be the next big thing to hit the seas?

I keep an eye on the top new ship launches this year and next. I also lift the curtain and take a peek at the fascinating world behind the scenes of the cruise industry.

I chat with cruise line representatives to learn what innovations they are working on, and I visit shipyards to see the latest ships under construction.

Here you will also find articles about the shipbuilding process, and the dismantling process when vessels reach the end of their lives.

Remembering the Victims of the Costa Concordia Tragedy

The tragedy that unfolded on the night of 13th January 2012 is one that no one in the cruise industry will ever forget. Ordered in 2004 and launched a year later at Fincantieri‍’s Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa, the 114,147 gross tonne  Costa...

How MSC Cruises Stretches Four of its Ships in Three Easy Steps

In the world of cosmetic surgery, the goal is often about to make the patient as slim and as slender as possible. A nip here and a tuck there. In the world of cruise ships, the opposite is true. Major cosmetic surgery is all about adding extra length...