First announced in June 1998 by the company that prides itself on "its growth lying in its past," Cunard Line Limited has plans to construct the world's largest passenger vessel to ever sail the high seas. Scheduled for completion 2003, Queen Mary 2 will measure a record 1,100 ft.
Seven Seas Voyager, the new 50,000-gt cruise ship under construction by T. Mariotti at its Genoa yard for delivery to Radisson Seven Seas in 2003, will be among the first ships to be equipped with the new Dolphin podded propulsion system, a system
The Italian cruise ship industry is providing work for the country's shipyards, including both major refits and newbuildings. Sitmar Lines has commissioned three new cruise ships, two of which are being built in Italy, and Costa Crociere, a newly formed
— 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,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) recently held a ceremony at its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works to christen and launch the expedition cruise ship Frontier Spirit. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Frontier Cruises, Limited, in October of this year.
Comsat Maritime Services recently announced the publication of its new brochure, "Cruise Calling" (SM). This valuable reference guide provides instructions on placing ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship satellite calls and includes a directory of telephone numbers for cruise ships worldwide.
Rockment A/S reports that Rockwool TNF Systems are now some of the most popular soft core systems in the world, with installations on over 1,150 vessels. Rockwool Modular TNF Systems have been supplied for some of the world's most modern and advanced passenger cruise vessels and ferries.
Unitor Ships Service was the main supplier of specialized hospital equipment for the recently built Royal Viking Line luxury cruise ship Royal Viking Sun. She is the fifth cruise vessel to be equipped with Unitor hospital equipment since the firm introduced its product line in 1987.
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.
Northwest Marine Iron Works and Holland America Lines have jointly announced plans for a $10- million major refurbishing and renovation this fall of the S/S Rotterdam, the cruise line's flagship. Holland-America's J. Lievisse Anriaanse, vice president-Technical Department,