Costa Victoria in for a Facelift

Radical changes are imminent for Costa Victoria, one of the nine members currently comprising the Costa Crociere fleet. On January 6, 2004, at the end of her New Year's Eve cruise, the ship will leave the port of Savona bound for Bremerhaven in Germany,


Ron Zeller Appointed President Of Miami-Based Norwegian Caribbean Lines

Ron Zeller has been appointed president and chief executive officer of N o r w e g i a n Caribbean Lines (NCL), succeeding Norwegian Helge Naarstad, who is relocating to another position with the company in Norway. Mr. Zeller has been legal counsel f o r NCL f o r the past 10 years,

International Appeal With Local Customer Service Feel

A tlantic Marine Inc and Atlantic / 1 Dry Dock Corp have forged an enviable reputation around the JL JLglobe in all aspects of vessel construction, conversion and repair. The yards offer ship owners modern physical facilities, technical capabilities and organizational experience,

R o l l - O n / R o l l - O f f And Container Carriers

A N e w Concept In M a r i n e Transport Is Seeded Only In Times Of Economic U p h e a v a l And Bears Fruit Only If It Is A d a p t a b l e To Economics Of A C h a n g i n g Pattern The most c h a l l e n g i n g and unique problem the naval architect faces

Omnithrusters installed In Variety Of Canadian Government Vessel Types

Omnithruster*Canada has delivered a PV700 unit to Halifax Industries Ltd. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of a complete propulsion and auxiliary machinery package supplied by GEC Diesels Inc. of Etobicoke, Ontario, for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Constructing Third Vessel For American Cruise Lines

Officials of Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Inc., Haddam, Conn., announced that construction has begun on a new coastal cruise ship for American Cruise Lines. The ship, which is to be named America, will be the largest inland coastal cruise ship in the country,

Carnival Examines Future Ship Designs

The plans for the next generation of Carnival's cruise ships are being overseen by Ted Arison, retired chairman and head of the company's newbuilding program since founding Carnival 20 years ago. In the search for new designs for the 21st century, Mr.

Drew Offers Electronic Steam System Monitoring

A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results. The software, called Drew Watch Electronic Services, is

Kawasaki Converts Semi-Passenger Into Full-Passenger Ship

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently completed the conversion of a 30,000-ton-class semipassenger ship into a full-passenger ship at its Kobe Works, and delivered it to Festivale Maritime Inc. of the U.S. The unusual order, the first of its

Estonians Raise the Ferry Stakes

A stylish entrant to the rapidly-growing ferry traffic across the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki denotes the opening of a new chapter in the development of the Estonian fleet, and could also act as a spur to fresh investment by Nordic operators.

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