Focus on Passenger Vessels

Focus on Passenger Vessels


This month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector includes reviews of four ferries and one large river tour boat. The newbuilds are slated for operation in a range of geographical settings, from the fjords of Norway and the Baltic Sea to the Yangtze River and the inter-island routes of the central and southern Philippines.

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

Low-emission propulsion is also highlighted by the vessel examples in operation in Germany and China, while the new Philippine-owned ferry boasts an efficient inverted bow design, making it the first newbuild passenger vessel with such a key feature to be operated in the country’s waters.

The global passenger vessel sector continues to keep up with changing times, as readers of Baird Maritime will see this week and in all the ones to follow.

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 July 15), 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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