It could be clubbed "the new classic." The idea of creating a comfortable passenger vessel encompassing old world classic decor — as per the famed ocean liners of the early 20th Century - while instilling modern safety and mechanical requirements, as well as sophisticated amenities.
It was a Memorial Day Weekend tragedy onboard the famed 50-year old S.S. Norway, when an explosion rocked 2,000 passengers from their bunks, an accident which killed eight and injured 22. While thoughts immediately turned to terrorism, reports indicate
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, Augsburg, West Germany, recently achieved a considerable sales success when its L40/54 four-stroke diesel engines were selected to power the new Chandris Cruise Line's cruise ship,
Approximately $130 million will be spent by the Cunard Line Ltd. to refurbish and re-engine the Queen Elizabeth 2, an amount many companies pay for a new vessel. After replacing the steam turbines with nine diesel engines, the vessel will still be capable of traveling at speeds of up to 32.