3 Nov, 2017

Marella Discovery 2 – Renaming completed in less than 40 hours

Thomson Cruises, the UK’s third largest cruise line, just announced their rebranding to Marella Cruises. Hand-in-hand with the rebranding, all vessels will be renamed and wearing the Marella Cruises brand (Marella is of Celtic origin and means “shining sea”) in combination with their name from now-on, proudly on their bow. COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS), being […]

21 Oct, 2017

COLUMBIA Cruise Services celebrating the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017

10 cruise vessels in four days. 1,575 vessel meters overall. 502,946 registered gross tons. Blue Port Hamburg. Fireworks. Over 300,000 spectators. One parade. Germany’s most significant cruise destination Hamburg demonstrates its beauty once again. COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) celebrated this event together with 80 guests at the first CCS ROOFTOP PARTY, dedicated to the farewell […]

16 Oct, 2017

MV/BREMEN one of the first passenger vessels “Polar Code” compliant

In close cooperation with the vessel’s owner and cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) succeeded to complete the “Polar Code” compliance for the 4-star expedition vessel MV/BREMEN, certified by the class society DNV-GL. The International Code for Ships operating in Polar Waters, ratified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), defines specific requirements in […]

6 Oct, 2017

Three dry dockings within 5 weeks

COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) is keeping the BLOHM & VOSS yard busy – within only five weeks in September and October 2017, CCS is docking the vessels MV/EUROPA 2, MV/EUROPA and MV/BREMEN (all owned and operated by the German cruise operator Hapag Lloyd Cruises https://www.hl-cruises.com/ ) in Hamburg, Germany. Being the Technical Manager of the […]