Zen Cruises to Start in India with Pacific Jewel

Another new cruise line is entering the fold as Zen Cruises announced today it had purchased the 1990-built P&O Pacific Jewel and intends to start service in 2019 out of India. The cruise brand is owned by Essel Group, which describes itself as a “multi-faceted business conglomerate, with a legacy of over 90 years.” The companyContinue reading “Zen Cruises to Start in India with Pacific Jewel”

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Nieuw Statendam Completes Sea Trials

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy Wednesday, Aug. 22, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast, the company said, in a statement. Nieuw Statendam left Marghera Aug. 10 and performed the first set of sea trials over two days before going into drydock at Fincantieri’sContinue reading “Nieuw Statendam Completes Sea Trials”

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No clear solution for disposing of sludge produced by scrubbers

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating whether this black material was the result of improper cruise ship discharges. Source: Provided by the City of Ketchikan The cruise industry might have tamed an air pollution problem only to create the potential for new contamination of the waters in which its vessels sail. With theContinue reading “No clear solution for disposing of sludge produced by scrubbers”

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