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Holland America Reveals Name of Its Largest Ship

| Maritime News | 20/09/2014

“In choosing the name Koningsdam, we are honoring our rich Dutch heritage while reflecting that we’re entering a new era as a company,” said Stein Kruse, chief executive officer of the Holland America Group.

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Long Beach Public Invited to Celebrate QM’s 80th

| Maritime News | 20/09/2014

The iconic trans-Atlantic liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration.

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Carnival Stays at New Orleans

| Maritime News | 12/07/2014

The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines signed a new agreement that will keep the world’s largest cruise line sailing at least two ships year-round from New Orleans through 2019.

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Celebrity Equinox Takes Part in Oceanographic Research

| Maritime News | 15/05/2014

Last week, as Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, it joined Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas in a program that tracks ocean circulation dynamics and measures atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, on repeated journeys.

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Cruise wars: Britannia and Anthem ships fight to be crowned king of the seas

| Maritime News | 15/03/2014

A naval battle between Britain and the US will take place off the south coast next year – but instead of cannon balls or torpedoes, the ammunition will be bumper cars, skydiving machines and celebrity chefs and the victory will be counted in dollars, pounds… and passengers.

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Canaveral Board Green Lights New $80-$85 Million Cruise Complex

| Maritime News | 10/11/2013

Port Canaveral has announced that the port commissioners have unanimously approved building a new $80-$85 million cruise terminal and 1,000-vehicle parking facility that is scheduled to open in November 2014. The 185,000-square-foot terminal will be located on the south side of the harbor in the Cove restaurant and retail area.

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Too big to sail? Cruise ships face scrutiny

| Maritime News | 05/11/2013

One of the largest cruise ships in 1985 was the 46,000-ton Carnival Holiday. Ten years ago, the biggest, the Queen Mary 2, was three times as large. Today’s record holders are two 225,000-ton ships whose displacement, a measure of a ship’s weight, is about the same as that of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

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COSCO Signs ‘Queen Elizabeth 2′ Refurbishment Contract

| Maritime News | 27/10/2013

On October 15, COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard, a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group, and QE2 Holdings Ltd, entered into a contract for the refurbishment of the legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 into a luxury five-star floating hotel.

This is the first cruise ship conversion project COSCO Shipyard has undertaken; it is also the first time project of such kind and scale was assigned to a Chinese Shipyard, marking the successful entrance of the Chinese Shipyards into the international cruise ship conversion market.

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Queen Mary 2 Celebrates 200th Transatlantic Crossing.

| Maritime News | 12/07/2013

Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 is making her historic 200th Transatlantic Crossing, having sailed from New York on Saturday 6 July en route to her homeport of Southampton, England, arriving 13 July.

To mark the beginning of the historic voyage from New York, Queen Mary 2 performed a sail-by of the world’s most iconic statue atop Liberty Island. On board are keynote speakers presenting talks about the ship’s design, as well as special Big Band performances, and a celebratory Gala Dinner to be held on 11 July.

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Worker missing after disabled cruise ship breaks from mooring

| Maritime News | 03/04/2013

U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing shipyard worker after a disabled Carnival Cruise ship broke free from its mooring in Mobile, Ala.

Petty Ofc. Second Class Bill Colclough says a crew is searching the Mobile River for the man. He went missing after the ship drifted from its mooring Wednesday afternoon. Colclough was unsure of where the worker was when the ship became dislodged.

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