Passenger Ships – Timor Sea Justice http://timorseajustice.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 01:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://timorseajustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-1.png Passenger Ships – Timor Sea Justice http://timorseajustice.org/ 32 32 Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage https://timorseajustice.org/search-ends-for-woman-who-fell-from-cruise-ship-in-alaskas-inside-passage/ Wed, 18 May 2022 01:25:06 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/search-ends-for-woman-who-fell-from-cruise-ship-in-alaskas-inside-passage/ By Associated press Update: 1 One hour before Published: 2 hours ago JUNEAU — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, said Ali […]]]>
By Associated press

Update: 1 One hour before Published: 2 hours ago

JUNEAU — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage.

The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, said Ali Blackburn, the Coast Guard’s small office. The search was conducted by boat and helicopter in the waters near Eldred Rock in Lynn Channel, about 20 miles west of Juneau.

The captain of the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship reported the woman missing at 3 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. His name has not been disclosed.

“Because of the research we did, it came back negative,” Blackburn said. That, coupled with an estimated survival time of 6.19 hours in the water, led the coastguard to suspend the search, she said.

Survival time was based on factors such as water and air temperature and the age of the person. The air temperature in Juneau was 51 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday afternoon, and the National Weather Service said the water temperature was 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Inside Passage is the historic north and south route that Alaska State cruise ships and ferries follow through the waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia.

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Only one cruise ship is expected to call at Anchorage this season https://timorseajustice.org/only-one-cruise-ship-is-expected-to-call-at-anchorage-this-season/ Sun, 15 May 2022 17:17:41 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/only-one-cruise-ship-is-expected-to-call-at-anchorage-this-season/ Sunlight illuminates the Holland America Line Amsterdam cruise ship docked at the Port of Alaska Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, seen from 4th Avenue and E Street in downtown Anchorage. (Bill Roth/DNA) As the cruise industry gets back on track after two years of zero to limited sailing, only one cruise port call is scheduled for […]]]>

As the cruise industry gets back on track after two years of zero to limited sailing, only one cruise port call is scheduled for Anchorage this year, in September.

Holland America downsized its fleet shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago. And it has reduced the number of ships that once brought about 1,500 visitors to Anchorage at a time on a two-week tour focused on Alaska.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the industry, cruise ships made about a dozen calls in Anchorage each summer. They would dock at the Port of Alaska, delivering tour groups ready to visit gift shops and restaurants.

Tour operators and others say the change will have a small impact on Anchorage’s economy. They expect any loss to be offset by other changes in what some believe will be a banner year for Alaska tourism.

Large numbers of cruise passengers are expected to disembark in Seward and Whittier this season — the first cruise stops in south-central Alaska in two years — and head to Anchorage. Additionally, the companies say they see promising signs of another strong year for independent travelers — travelers not tied to a cruise-supported itinerary — which boosted results last year.

Small shops and restaurants in Anchorage will see some effects from reduced ship calls in Anchorage, said Josh Howes, president of Premier Alaska Tours, which transports Holland America cruise passengers.

But the ships only stopped in Anchorage for a day, limiting the economic impact of guests, he said.

“I would say the biggest impact for ships not coming to downtown Anchorage will probably be on vendors because people would be taking shuttles downtown and going to restaurants and gift shops and would get back on the shuttles and go,” said Howes, a board member. member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association.

Ships have also stopped in other towns along the Alaskan coast, so the reduced schedule will also be felt a bit in other communities such as Homer, Howes said. But the expected flood of visitors to south-central Alaska should make up for the losses, he said.

“Anytime we can have income diversification that’s a good thing, so when they come back it’ll be great to get them back,” Howes said.

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Jim Jager, a Port of Alaska spokesman, said while most ships visiting the port were Holland America ships on repeat voyages, a few other ships also made occasional stops in Anchorage, such as the Queen Elizabeth. 1000 feet. .

Those ships are not expected to return to Anchorage this year, Jager said.

Holland America’s New Amsterdam is the only ship program to stop at the port on September 15. It has a capacity of around 2,100 guests.

Erik Elvejord, a spokesman for Holland America, said the reduction in visits to Anchorage was due to the cruise line selling four ships by mid-2020. The company now operates 11 vessels.

With the fleet reduced, Holland America is focused on delivering its base model week-long cruises, he said.

But there is still demand for two-week cruises in Alaska and elsewhere, he said.

Holland America has two planned visits to Anchorage in 2023, one in May and the other in September. So there are already signs of growth, he said.

He said Anchorage was very welcoming, with community groups and schools visiting the ships.

If demand for longer trips to Alaska continues to grow, the company will send more ships to Anchorage, he said.

“It was a wonderful call,” he said.

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Viking Line and Mercy Ships honored at the 2022 Shippax Awards https://timorseajustice.org/viking-line-and-mercy-ships-honored-at-the-2022-shippax-awards/ Fri, 13 May 2022 15:45:00 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/viking-line-and-mercy-ships-honored-at-the-2022-shippax-awards/ Posted on May 13, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. by The Maritime Executive [By: Viking Line] Viking Line’s new LNG-powered ro-pax ferry ‘Viking Glory’ has been chosen as the winner of the Shippax Ro-Pax Interior Design Award for 2022. A special Shippax award was […]]]>

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Viking Line’s new LNG-powered ro-pax ferry ‘Viking Glory’ has been chosen as the winner of the Shippax Ro-Pax Interior Design Award for 2022. A special Shippax award was given to Mercy Ships’ Global Mercy, the largest ship -civil hospital in the world.


Deltamarin would like to congratulate Viking Line and Mercy Ships for these fine recognitions. We are proud to have been involved in the projects and to have our design and work honored in this way. The Shippax Awards were launched as a way to stimulate innovative solutions and honor industry pioneers.


Viking Glory was presented by the judges of the Shippax Awards as follows; “The Viking Glory takes the concept of ‘ferry cruise’ to a new dimension, creating a new travel experience through a design inspired by both the sea and the culture of the Nordic countries. With this innovative approach, it continues Viking Line’s successful ‘cruise ferry’ tradition that began in the 1970s.”


Deltamarin developed the vessel concept together with Viking Line and provided assistance in the tender and contract phases. The interior was designed in collaboration with an architecture and design agency Koncept TM. For this climate-friendly passenger ship, particular attention was paid to the development of the hull shape, weight control, energy efficiency and improvement of the overall arrangement. Particular attention was paid to the energy efficiency of the vessels and the new concept ended up being 10% more energy efficient.


Deltamarin also provided the basic and detailed design of all disciplines as well as supported the yard in project management and provided supervision services during the production of the new build project.



The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.



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What’s new in the world of cruise ship interiors for 2022? https://timorseajustice.org/whats-new-in-the-world-of-cruise-ship-interiors-for-2022/ Wed, 11 May 2022 08:46:46 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/whats-new-in-the-world-of-cruise-ship-interiors-for-2022/ Tattoo parlors aboard the Virgin Voyages fleet illustrate how new spaces are being added inside cruise ships The 2022 cruise ship interior trends reflect the turmoil and change of the past two years. Some point to the new drivers that have emerged from the impact of the pandemic on social behaviors, others extend a long […]]]>

Tattoo parlors aboard the Virgin Voyages fleet illustrate how new spaces are being added inside cruise ships

The 2022 cruise ship interior trends reflect the turmoil and change of the past two years.

Some point to the new drivers that have emerged from the impact of the pandemic on social behaviors, others extend a long thread of domestic trends stretching back several years. Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) has identified sustainability, sustainability, guests staying longer on board ships, and the ability to refresh and reconnect as the four biggest trends in the cruise ship interior industry. cruise ships for 2022.

In a recent survey for CSI Plus, 50% of buyers named sustainability as their top priority when sourcing products and materials. Budget and durability are priorities for cruise lines and designers when looking for sustainable products. Materials certified by the International Maritime Organization must already withstand rigorous cleaning regimes and heavy traffic, but the pandemic has prompted cruise brands to increase the frequency of cleaning routines and they are now looking to repair rather than destroy. to be replaced, if possible.

The industry is also moving beyond using sustainability as a buzzword and instead having deeper conversations about carbon neutrality, supply chain, repairable and recyclable materials, and the circular economy. Suppliers, designers and buyers of cruise ship interiors are breaking down the concept of sustainability to define what it means and develop practical long-term solutions. For example, Eumar Design’s lightweight gel-ceramic composite stone material recently won CSI’s sustainability award. Materials such as lightweight gelceramic make a big business case for durability, providing not only material longevity, but also radical weight savings and long-term cost savings.

Passengers preferring to stay on board cruise ships is another factor influencing trends within the cruise ship interior industry. Customers are staying on cruise ships for longer periods of time on vacation than ever before and ship interiors need to be carefully designed to accommodate this. Cruise ships are already designed to keep their passengers engaged through the use of intriguing details, multifunctional spaces and customizable experiences to ensure they can enjoy the same spaces again throughout their stay. . Today, the pressure is on to create richer experiential design that paves the way for even more varied entertainment, new health and wellness opportunities, and bespoke experiences across all price ranges. New spaces are being added inside cruise ships, ranging from small areas such as tattoo parlors aboard the Virgin Voyages fleet, to much larger areas like Bolt, the world’s first sea-going roller coaster aboard Carnival Cruise Line‘s Carnival Celebration.

If 2020 was the year in which construction and renovation projects were halted, 2021 was the year in which they resumed in force, calling on all the resources of shipowners, builders, designers, shipowners and suppliers. Now, in 2022, the industry has the opportunity to refresh, catch up on the latest samples, update personal knowledge and learn about the latest innovations.

As Petu Kummala, senior director of interior design and architecture at Carnival Cruise Line, said during a “Cruise Conversations Live” discussion at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America 2021: “There are some things that you must do in person. Look, touch materials, you cannot do it from a distance. Photographs lie. For example, a chandelier. Light is a special element that you cannot do virtually.

To learn more about these trends and see the latest cruise ship interior industry products and innovations at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America, taking place June 7-8, 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida, in the USA. Attendees will also enjoy opportunities for speed networking and immersing themselves in sustainability on the second sustainability-themed day. Register at www.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com.

Abigail McMahon is Content Manager at Elite Exhibitions

This article first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.

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Elderly Renfrewshire couple kicked off cruise ship amid covid scare https://timorseajustice.org/elderly-renfrewshire-couple-kicked-off-cruise-ship-amid-covid-scare/ Mon, 09 May 2022 09:31:36 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/elderly-renfrewshire-couple-kicked-off-cruise-ship-amid-covid-scare/ An elderly couple were kicked off a P&O cruise liner an hour before departure and denied a refund. Janet Anderson, 75, has booked the £4,000 trip to the Canary Islands to celebrate her husband Ian’s recovery from a brain tumour. But after traveling hundreds of miles by coach from their home in Renfrew and being […]]]>

An elderly couple were kicked off a P&O cruise liner an hour before departure and denied a refund.

Janet Anderson, 75, has booked the £4,000 trip to the Canary Islands to celebrate her husband Ian’s recovery from a brain tumour.

But after traveling hundreds of miles by coach from their home in Renfrew and being driven to their cabin in Southampton, they were forced to disembark shortly before departure on March 19 due to a covid scare.

Neither Janet nor Ian, also 75, had the virus or had ever tested positive, but the cruise line refused to allow them to travel because someone on their coach had tested positive.

The heartbroken and exhausted couple were instead forced to endure another 12-hour bus journey to Glasgow and told they could not get their money back but could only book another cruise.

But after our sister newspaper the Sunday Mail stepped in, the couple were contacted by the cruise line, who arranged another trip and gave them a goodwill gesture.

Janet said: “My husband and I have had health issues so this was going to be a vacation of a lifetime.

“We paid £4,000 and I spent another £230 on kennel fees and insurance. We traveled by coach to Southampton and were shown to our cabin on the Iona which took about 12 hours so we were exhausted and hungry.

“But an hour before the ship left we got a call telling us to get off – it was devastating.

“We were sent to a hotel for the night, where we had to pay for our own meal, before catching a bus for another 12 hour journey to Glasgow.”

The couple booked the two-week P&O Cruises holiday through agents at the Cruise Center in Scotland.

Janet added: ‘We were vaccinated and never tested positive for covid We tested negative in Southampton. It was so stressful.

“I just want a refund and compensation for my other costs but were told we could only rebook. The only replacement we can make is a one week cruise – our original vacation was two weeks.

After contacting P&O, the company contacted the couple directly.

P&O Cruises – which is not linked to controversial company P&O Ferries – said: ‘We are truly sorry that the Andersons’ vacation did not go as planned. However, they have booked another stay for the fall.

“We also gave them a gesture of goodwill.”

Janet said: “Thanks to the Sunday Mail we got a call from P&O Cruises and came to an agreement.”

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The Cameo luminaire makes its debut at the christening of a cruise ship https://timorseajustice.org/the-cameo-luminaire-makes-its-debut-at-the-christening-of-a-cruise-ship/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:47:27 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/the-cameo-luminaire-makes-its-debut-at-the-christening-of-a-cruise-ship/ The spectacular christening ceremony show for AIDA Cruises’ second ship, AIDAcosma, used 136 Cameo OTOS H5 lights and was accompanied by 250 drones. The event – themed ‘the world is getting more colorful’ – took place in Hamburg, Germany on April 9 before the ship set sail on its maiden voyage to Mallorca. Flo Erdmann […]]]>

The spectacular christening ceremony show for AIDA Cruises’ second ship, AIDAcosma, used 136 Cameo OTOS H5 lights and was accompanied by 250 drones.

The event – themed ‘the world is getting more colorful’ – took place in Hamburg, Germany on April 9 before the ship set sail on its maiden voyage to Mallorca.

Flo Erdmann was the first lighting designer in the world to use Cameo’s new point-scan hybrid moving head for a large-scale event. He placed the OTOS H5 lights, arranged in fan-shaped clusters in groups of six, on various decks and along the ship’s railings. During a performance by DJ Alle Farben, 16 additional lights were deployed on the Ocean Deck at the rear of the ship.

“We were looking for a projector that would allow us to make a high number of units – within the budget – that could cope with the dimensions of a baptism of ship.”

He added that he was impressed with the combination of IP65 certification and lighting performance of the OTOS H5. “The OTOS H5 is really light, which helped the crew a lot in this context,” Erdmann said. “It’s also fully outdoor capable and extremely bright. For me, there’s nothing like it in this performance and budget class.

Erdmann worked together with Sven Sören Beyer from the Berlin artist collective Phase 7. The project was coordinated by JP SPACES, a Hamburg-based planning office for event architecture. AMBION GmbH acted as the central technical service provider for the event, which was broadcast live.

The OTOS H5s were supplied by NicLen GmbH, which was one of the first dry-hire providers in the world to invest in the Cameo series. “With the OTOS H5, we have deliberately invested in a hybrid moving head that can be used flexibly in the outdoor sector and thus meets the growing demands of the market”, says Managing Director Jörg Stöppler.

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Shadowcat, Tillberg & Triton Launch Activity Support Vessel https://timorseajustice.org/shadowcat-tillberg-triton-launch-activity-support-vessel/ Tue, 03 May 2022 12:11:10 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/shadowcat-tillberg-triton-launch-activity-support-vessel/ The unveiling took place at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week. Design The 50 meter Shadowlark Pro has a beam of 14 meters and a draft of two meters. It can accommodate larger submarines, such as the Triton Deep Viewa modular tourist submarine which offers additional capacities of 12 to 66 guests – or […]]]>

The unveiling took place at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week.

Design

The 50 meter Shadowlark Pro has a beam of 14 meters and a draft of two meters. It can accommodate larger submarines, such as the Triton Deep Viewa modular tourist submarine which offers additional capacities of 12 to 66 guests – or several submersibles – and up to 10 crew members.

Its size also provides three-deck storage for dedicated reception and post-dive lounges, storage for large transport tenders and dive boats, dive and jet ski centers, water toy storage and Moreover.

For scuba diving, helicopter tours or boat trips

Shadowcat Founder Robert Smith said, “For commercial operators interested in adding revenue-generating activities for customers – such as scuba dives, helicopter tours or boat rides – the Shadowcat support ships are the most convenient, efficient and safest way to do this.”

Reclaim spaces

“Working together, we realized the opportunity for a fully independent support platform that could dramatically increase customer experience, throughput, security, and revenue, while dramatically reducing impact, building and the operational challenges of transporting assets related to the activity on board the cruise ship itself,” explained Daniel Nerhagen, Partner, Tillberg Design of Sweden.

“Relocating assets, such as helicopters or Zodiaks to a Shadowlark Pro, reclaims space and eliminates the need for a certified helipad aboard the mothership and enables independent operations.

“This could significantly reduce expenses, both initial capital and integration, for multi-vessel assets, salaries and maintenance over the life of the operation. The advantages of this solution are easily apparent.

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Triton already has experience in the expedition cruise industry, as company CEO Bruce Jones pointed out, “While our eight-passenger Triton 660/9 AVA is causing a stir in the expedition cruise industry, he expedition, the request for a larger capacity submersible relative to the available space on board the cruise ship has been a conflict that cannot be resolved.

“The natural solution is to remove the submersible from the mothership.

“The Triton DeepView is the ideal solution to improve guest numbers and revenue for cruise passengers. Together with TDoS and SHADOWCAT, we have created a concept that offers many other additional benefits.

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Resumption of cruise service between Visakhapatnam and Port Blair https://timorseajustice.org/resumption-of-cruise-service-between-visakhapatnam-and-port-blair/ Sun, 01 May 2022 09:40:24 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/resumption-of-cruise-service-between-visakhapatnam-and-port-blair/ Visakhapatnam: As the Covid-19 situation has returned to normal, the tourism industry is slowly returning to normal. The passenger freighter MV Campbell Bay left Port Blair on Saturday evening with 450 passengers on board. About 95% of the passengers belong to North Andhra Pradesh. The ship is expected to drop anchor at the port of […]]]>

Visakhapatnam: As the Covid-19 situation has returned to normal, the tourism industry is slowly returning to normal. The passenger freighter MV Campbell Bay left Port Blair on Saturday evening with 450 passengers on board. About 95% of the passengers belong to North Andhra Pradesh. The ship is expected to drop anchor at the port of Visakhapatnam on the morning of May 3.

After the coronavirus outbreak in India, the Shipping Corporation of India suspended operations for two years. Most of the passengers are migrant workers, who work in various parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, returning to their hometowns during the summer holidays. As the sea route is profitable, migrant workers travel mainly by boat.

According to ferry traffic manager Ratnakumar, the return trip of MV Campbell Bay from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair has already been finalized. The Campbell Bay ship will depart from Visakhapatnam on the evening of May 5, he said.

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“The vessel from Campbell Bay will reach Port Blair on May 8. As transport services have resumed, tickets for the round trip from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair have sold out ahead of schedule. Tickets for the 500-seat MV Campbell Bay sold out in just two days after the booking window,” the official added.

Ferry service to Andamans is very cheap as the flight from Visakhapatnam to Andamans can cost up to Rs 10,000. However, Andaman government divides passengers into two categories – islanders (locals) and non- islanders (not local). The one-way economy class ticket for an islander is Rs 1,250 while a tourist is charged Rs 3,375 for the same journey. However, there is no cap on the luggage you carry on board.

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Inside Celebrity Beyond, the new cruise ship for those who don’t like cruising https://timorseajustice.org/inside-celebrity-beyond-the-new-cruise-ship-for-those-who-dont-like-cruising/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:02:17 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/inside-celebrity-beyond-the-new-cruise-ship-for-those-who-dont-like-cruising/ Strike the drums, sound the bugles and meet Kate McCue, the first American woman to lead a cruise ship. It shouldn’t be much, but it is. And she’s just one of the stars aboard the Celebrity Beyond, which has nearly 3,000 berths. McCue, who looks more than just actress Sandra Bullock, walks around with a […]]]>

Strike the drums, sound the bugles and meet Kate McCue, the first American woman to lead a cruise ship. It shouldn’t be much, but it is. And she’s just one of the stars aboard the Celebrity Beyond, which has nearly 3,000 berths.

McCue, who looks more than just actress Sandra Bullock, walks around with a badge on her jacket saying, “Please don’t call it a boat.” (In cruise-speak, apparently, they’re still ships). And with a strut in her stride, she’s serious.

Celebrity Beyond is getting more starry. Enter (although, sadly, she’s not here) Gwyneth Paltrow who, along with her lifestyle brand Goop, has partnered with Celebrity Cruises as a Wellness Advisor. From smoothies to yoga sessions, healthy elements are everywhere on Beyond. I can certainly guarantee the deep tissue massage at the spa. It took at least 50 people to wake me up afterwards.

Nick Redman sets sail from Southampton on the nearly 3,000-berth Celebrity Beyond, pictured, for her maiden sail

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Gwyneth Paltrow, with her lifestyle brand Goop, has partnered with Celebrity Cruises as a wellness advisor

In my time (the 1970s), the words “celebrity” and “cruises” in the same sentence invariably meant that Kenneth Williams, Sid James and the crew of Carry On were misbehaving somewhere on the ocean wave.

How long ago does that feel, as I gaze upon my surroundings on Beyond’s maiden sail this week from Southampton – in a light blue English Channel, inducing an unusual tan that could easily pass for the sea off Mykonos.

Forget big buffets and slides. This ship – like its siblings, Edge and Apex (a fourth, called Ascent, and an unnamed fifth are in the works) – is determined to ring in the changes. Indeed, Celebrity Beyond is the cruise ship for people who think they won’t like cruises. Whether it works is another matter, but you have to admire the nerve.

Gwyneth Paltrow might not be to everyone’s taste — let’s not forget she gifted the world with a candle called This Smells Like My Vagina — but what’s being sold on board here is a little less controversial. It includes Goop Glow Lotion, Goopgenes Nourishing Lip Balm and G.Tox Detox Super Powder.

From smoothies to yoga sessions, healthy elements are everywhere on Beyond, according to Nick.  Above is its spa area

From smoothies to yoga sessions, healthy elements are everywhere on Beyond, according to Nick. Above is its spa area

“I can certainly guarantee the deep tissue massage at the spa.  It took at least 50 people to wake me up next,” Nick writes.  Above is one of the spa's treatment rooms

“I can certainly guarantee the deep tissue massage at the spa. It took at least 50 people to wake me up next,” Nick writes. Above is one of the spa’s treatment rooms

So far, so wacky. I then watch The Theatre, which has a show called Arte. It’s a gallop through a century of art with a screen that projects images à la Roy Lichtenstein and Klimt.

And where on a ship, anywhere in the world, could you find an art gallery – called The Art Gallery – that holds auctions? Chris Greyvenstein, who works for Park West Gallery and sells on board, tells me: “About an hour ago I received 18 signed Salvador Dalis. He hopes to sell the lot.

Continuing the artsy note, there’s an “immersive transition space” en route to dinner. It’s a mirrored gallery of lumpy bronze sculptures to sit on. Why? Look for me. Apparently it’s meant to stimulate the senses – hence the vanilla aroma that emanates – as you head towards Eden in the back.

A relaxation room in the spa.  Passengers can invest in wellness products - such as Goop Glow Lotion - from Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop brand

A relaxation room in the spa. Passengers can invest in wellness products – such as Goop Glow Lotion – from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand

“Sometimes it doesn't even look like a ship.  It's more like a Manhattan designer hotel floating offshore,” Nick writes.  Above is the ship's spa area

“Sometimes it doesn’t even look like a ship. It’s more like a Manhattan designer hotel floating offshore,” Nick writes. Above is the ship’s spa area

With its geodesic-style windows, this multi-level restaurant might look like the pterosaur aviary from Jurassic World, but it serves down-to-earth cuisine, including excellent Beef Wellington. And it has a fine line in eco-sounding cocktails, such as “Clouds.”

Captain Kate is right. It’s not a boat, and sometimes it doesn’t even look like a ship. It looks more like a Manhattan designer hotel floating offshore.

My icy “cabin” has interiors by designer Kelly Hoppen, TV’s queen of stone tones. She also created, among other spaces, The Retreat, on the upper deck.

“Celebrity Beyond is the cruise ship for people who think they won’t like cruises. Whether it works is another matter, but you have to admire the nerve,’ Nick writes

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Celebrity Beyond is offering a seven-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale on November 13 from £1,579 pp (celebritycruises.com).

It’s what you might call an exclusive resort within a resort, where guests happy to pay top dollar can book Instagrammable two-story apartments with plunge pools or sprawling royal suites. I show the decks of impeccably styled bars and restaurants that wouldn’t be out of place in Paris, Mumbai or London. Among them is Normandie, with its dusty pink Art Deco looks; Cyprus and Tuscany; and the intimate Le Voyage: the first restaurant at sea by world-starred chef Daniel Boulud.

The most curious feature of Celebrity’s Edge-class ships is the magic carpet – imagine a large glass-enclosed elevator that can be moved up and down the side of the hull to different floors. Depending on the time of day, this can serve as a lobby, welcoming onboard guests or a trendy dining spot.

After this episode, I head for a second cocktail party in the Grand Plaza, the heart of the ship, which centers around the magnificent Martini Bar lit by a huge chandelier chandelier. And I love how the drink list informs you: “All martinis are available in jumbo size”.

Finally, I sit outside at the Sunset Bar and have the chance to meet Nemanja Markovic, from Montenegro. If anyone can make the coast off Bournemouth feel like the height of summer in Bodrum, it’s Nemanja and one of his marrakech super mules. I raise my glass to a fresh start for the cruise.

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Hydrogen passenger ferry to demonstrate a clean shipping alternative https://timorseajustice.org/hydrogen-passenger-ferry-to-demonstrate-a-clean-shipping-alternative/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 06:12:32 +0000 https://timorseajustice.org/hydrogen-passenger-ferry-to-demonstrate-a-clean-shipping-alternative/ A commercial ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells is should begin operating between the ports of San Francisco and Oakland this summer. Maritime Switch LLC and boat builder All American Marine Inc. goal deliver the passenger ferry change of the sea in San Francisco Bay end of may, in time for serving passengers in June, […]]]>

A commercial ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells is should begin operating between the ports of San Francisco and Oakland this summer.

Maritime Switch LLC and boat builder All American Marine Inc. goal deliver the passenger ferry change of the sea in San Francisco Bay end of may, in time for serving passengers in June, Reuters reported April 21th.

Switch, a developer of hydrogen– motorized ferriesraised $5 million in crowdfunding in 2021 for the 70-foot, 75-passenger ship. The project also received financing of a $3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board, which said the ship would be “demonstrate the use of an electric ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells for passenger and freight service.”

The company unveiled change of the sea in a dayint statement with All US Marines earlier this year Following sea trials at Bellingham Bay from All American Sailors’headquarters in Bellingham, Wash.

But change of the sea is not the first hydrogen ferry the hydrogen engine FM Hydra launched in Norway in 2021 It is andth first youo use hydrogen gas in a fuel cell instead of burning liquid hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, according to Switch. Vessel runs on 360 kW of hydrogen fuel cells with a 246 kg ststorm tank capacity.

The project is the latest in a wave of research and development aimed at reduce greenhouse gases emissions of the transport sector. Ships and boats accounted for approximately 2% of the United States transportation emissions in 2019according to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

“Bworking in close collaboration with the WE Coast Guard, with innovative technological partners and with the best shipyards such as all american Marine, we can make the transition to carbon-free shipping a reality today,” Co-founder and CEO of Switch Pace Rally said in a February statement. “We don’t have to wait.”

Meanwhile, a handful of passenger pilot programs are offering floating alternative power sources for ferries with up to to $500 million in grants made available by the federal 2021 Infrastructure Jobs and Investments Act. The latest round of grants, announced February 18 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, includes $7.7 million to Kitsap Transit in Kitsap County, Washington, to replace a diesel ship with a battery-electric ship, as well as the installation of charging infrastructure, and $3.4 million to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to build a zero-emissions ferry.

Unlike batteries, which require special infrastructure and take longer to recharge, the appeal of hydrogen is its flexibility. According to All American Marine, Sea Change the hydrogen fuel cell “offers the same operational flexibility as diesel with zero emissions and less maintenance”.

The downside is the lack of availability of zero-emission hydrogen, with about 95% of hydrogen produced from fossil fuels by steam reforming of natural gas, according to the US Department of Energy.

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