Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) reported a preliminary quarterly loss of $4.4 billion (£3.6 billion). With the COVID-19 pandemic idling ships, the cruise operator warned that it could breach a loan agreement in a prolonged sailing pause. Continue reading
Travel and tourism have taken one of the biggest hits since the economy has taken an impact during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading
The global coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the cruise industry. It could be months before cruise ships start sailing again. While industry experts are predicting vessels to return to oceans by June, potential passengers can expect things to look a lot different when cruise lines finally resume. Here are some fundamental changes that cruise vessels may exercise as they return to the oceans. Continue reading
As countries try to secure their borders in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, several cruise ships are stranded at sea. The cruise lines are struggling to find a place to dock, with many countries denying a permit to disembark. Continue reading
The number of novel coronavirus cases has been on the rise worldwide since December 2019. The deadly coronavirus outbreak began in China and has been surging, which is proving damaging to various industries like aviation and cruise lines. Continue reading
Cruise ships are often compared to floating cities and have gained increased popularity in the past few decades. With the cruise industry transporting over 30 million passengers in 2019, the industry is expected to grow with new state-of-the-art ships bringing in more leisure opportunities. However, the environmental impact of the ships and other safety concerns have started raising eyebrows. Continue reading
Embark on a luxurious cruise to the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the three largest islands- Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix featuring golden sand beaches, picturesque bays, and scenic drives in the Caribbean, this is one cruise experience you shouldn’t miss. Continue reading
Poor air quality has always been a concern with the sailing of traditional cruise ships. However, Norwegian operator Hurtigruten is all set to create a greener future for its fleet and has also achieved a maritime first by powering its hybrid expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen on battery power alone. Continue reading
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Mazu Yachts are known for their elegance, luxury design, and aggressiveness since 2011. And, the Turkish builder’s new 52HT shares the same distinguished sleekness as the others. Continue reading
The SolarCat 64 popularly known as ‘the Tesla of the Seas’ is an eco-friendly catamaran with a difference. The luxury yacht is engineered solely on electric solar operation and can reportedly cruise around the globe without using one litre of fuel. Swedish yacht designer, Dennis Ingemansson and Turkey-based Ned Ship Group’s SolarCat 64 is a ‘Solar Dream’, a futuristic, solar-powered yacht that is featured with a solar cell area, a hybrid propulsion solution with additional e-engines for slow cruising.
The luxury yacht created in 2016 is quite a revolution providing a lifestyle to their owners that have never been seen before. The yacht showcases a new solar panel roof, which augments the luxury. Featured with a trendy design, it is available for fractional ownership. Furthermore, the yacht is self-powered and based on Zero-emission propulsion.
Sailing the SolarCat 64 is a wonderful experience, where yacht-lovers can enjoy a new smart and luxurious way of sailing. The yacht is 19.43 metres (64 ft) and has around 3-5 spacious cabins. Furthermore, there are myriad sun-lounging spaces, a retractable sundeck rook, and avant-garde interiors. The yacht is featured with a beam of 9.50 metres, and draft of 0.80 metres. And, the solar panels on the yacht’s roof can produce the necessary power to drive the motor of the yacht and all the appliances on board.
The vessel has a beautiful blend of a carbon composite hull design and a solar energy system that ensures noiseless cruising with emissions. The cruising speeds are 6.2kn and comply with high European standards, like utilising innovative techniques with materials like composite, carbon, and steel. The SolarCat 64 is featured with three guest rooms and can house around 10 people, and has luxe dual owner suites. Moreover, the control room can house around four crew members in addition to the captain. It is no wonder that with the low levels of sound, and the absence of oil film on water, the yachting experience is not only eco-friendly but also lavish.