Focus on Passenger Vessels

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
Photo: San Francisco Bay Ferry

This month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector includes reviews of vessels built for four operators in Asia and one in the United States. In China, we see newbuilds delivered to customers in the large ferry and tourism segments. In eastern Japan, a new ferry has entered service on the route between Hachinohe and Tomakomai.

Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations

A South Korean ferry operator has meanwhile begun sailings of a new mid-size catamaran Ro-Pax boasting impressive capacity and high speed. Finally, a well-known US cruise company has taken delivery of the final one in a series of six large ships ordered from a builder in Italy.

Readers of Baird Maritime are assured of continued coverage as the global passenger vessel sector steadily expands, thanks in part to these vessel deliveries and other related key developments.


Vessel Reviews:


News and Gear:


Recent Important Features:

AWARDS 2021 | Best Large Ro-Pax – Cote D’Opale – Stena RoRo

– “It is a highly refined, safe, and comfortable ferry that has been designed for day voyages.”

AWARDS 2021 | Best Small Ro-Pax – FastCat M18 – FastCat

– “The new ferries stand out for improved onboard comfort with accommodation spaces featuring an enhanced seating design and layout and a centralised air conditioning system that is also environment-friendly.”


Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and June 10), so we can add it to this current edition of Passenger Vessel Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the passenger vessel sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, terminal authorities, passenger vessel associations, etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the passenger vessel world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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