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Bolidt Eyes Polar Cruise Sector

Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems' position for decking and flooring in mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets has been quickly converted into a series of business wins in the fast-emerging polar expedition cruise ship sector.The most recent contract for the Dutch manufacturer’s hardwearing, environmentally friendly and visually attractive products covers the Hurtigruten newbuildings, Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansens, two hybrid propulsion expedition cruise ships under construction at Kleven shipyard in Norway.

Expedition ship, the HANSEATIC Photo courtesy  Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to name HANSEATIC inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will hold the naming ceremony for its second expedition ship, the HANSEATIC inspiration on October 13, 2019 against the backdrop of the Belgian port city of Antwerp. It will be the first time in the city’s history that an ocean-going cruise ship has been christened in Antwerp. The announcement was made at lunchtime today by the CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Karl J. Pojer, who spoke to invited representatives of the press and the Deputy Mayor of Antwerp, Koen Kennis.

Jean-Gabriel Tridon (Photo: Blohm+Voss)

Blohm+Voss Strengthens Team

Blohm+Voss has appointed Jean-Gabriel Tridon as General Manager and Dieter Pladeck as Finance Director for its new maintenance and refit facility in La Ciotat in the south of France. The company has filled the two management positions only two weeks after winning the local tender of La Ciotat Shipyards for the setting up of the new site. In La Ciotat, Blohm+Voss will focus on the maintenance and refit of megayachts of over 80 meters in length. Fred van Beers, Chief Executive Officer at Blohm+Voss: “We are filling these key positions with familiar faces.

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Cruise Ships Cancel Tunisia Calls in Wake of Islamic Terrorists Attack

Cruise lines like Holland America, MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, Star Clippers, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Aida Cruises have canceled all port stops to Tunisia for the rest of the year following the jihadist terrorist attack and massacre in the capital March 18th. Seventeen cruisers from Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises ships visiting Tunis for the day were killed in Wednesday's attack, which took place at the city's Bardo National Museum. More than 20 other cruisers were wounded. The…

Europa 2

’Europa 2’ Visits Kiel for the First Time

‘Europa 2’ made her first appearance in the port of Kiel early on the morning of June 11, 2014. The new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship, arriving from Copenhagen, was greeted in the Kiel Fiord by a water fountain display from a port tug and escorted to her berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal. During an on-board reception after her arrival, Robert Vollborn, Kiel’s First Deputy City President, welcomed Captain Ulf Wolter to the Schleswig-Holstein state capital and presented him with the Port of Kiel’s commemorative ‘First Call’ plaque.