Fincantieri lays first keel block for Nieuw Statendam and order a Third Ship

Fincantieri laid the first piece of keel for Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam at its Marghera yard in Venice, Italy on 20 March. The 260-ton block, which is 11.3 metres long and 34.8 wide, will form the central section of Nieuw Statendam. Built as a sister to Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam will be Holland America’s secondContinue reading “Fincantieri lays first keel block for Nieuw Statendam and order a Third Ship”

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‘Love Boat’ cast to christen Regal Princess

By Tom Stieghorst Princess Cruises said the original cast of the “Love Boat” television series has been chosen to name the Regal Princess at a ceremony in November in Fort Lauderdale. The 3,560-passenger ship has been sailing since its inaugural cruise from Venice in May. Six “Love Boat” cast members who played the roles ofContinue reading “‘Love Boat’ cast to christen Regal Princess”

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Cruise ships to be banned from Venice

  Summary – Celebrities including British stars Sir Michael Caine and Julie Christie had backed the campaign. An international campaign to ban large cruise liners from Venice has been successful, with the Italian government confirming massive ships will be blocked from the city centre from 2015. British celebrities such as Sir Michael Caine and JulieContinue reading “Cruise ships to be banned from Venice”

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