T h e first o f three giant 70,000-grt S u p e r l i n e r s , the Fantasy, under c o n s t r u c t i o n at the Turku, Finland, shipyard of Wartsila Marine Industries, for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., has been launched and is nearing completion.
A 300-passenger catamaran to begin operating in June this year between Seattle and Victoria, B.C., will offer a fast, comfortable cruise through some of the Northwest's most beautiful waters. Built by Fjellstrand A/S in Omstrand, Norway, the 127-foot
According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Anna C., a specially designed and constructed passenger/vehicle ferry, to Nelseco Navigation Company, Inc. of New London, Conn. The vessel's primary function is to provide ferry service from New London to Block Island, R.
Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Gables, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St.
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of London, and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of New York, recently announced that they have reached agreement to form a joint venture involving the acquisition by OSG of a 50-percent
The U.S. Justice Department has eased its opposition to a bill in Congress that would ban gaming on foreign-flag cruises to nowhere and, for the first time, permit casinos on U.S.-flag cruise ships. Introduced by Representative Gene Taylor of Mississippi, the bill would annul the U.
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.
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
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.