Tagged: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Ex STX France)

The biggest cruise ship ever built is about to touch water for the first time

The biggest cruise ship ever built will hit a major construction milestone this weekend. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas will touch water for the first time as it’s “floated out” from a dry dock at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, where it has been under construction for more than a year. (thepointsguy.com)

Shipyards Gradually Return to Work Building Cruise Ships

VARD Shipyard, NorwayTwo of the biggest shipyards in Europe forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic are taking their first steps to reopen. Fincantieri, which operates several shipyards in Italy, was forced to stop all work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country. The shutdown resulted in the delay of the delivery of Enchanted Princess, which was due to enter service this June. (cruisecritic.co.uk)



Celebrity Apex Returns From Successful First Sea Trial

Celebrity Apex (Credit: Bernard Biger - Chantiers de l'Atlantique)Celebrity Apex returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, over the weekend following a very successful first sea trial. As anticipated, the Celebrity Cruises ship followed in the footsteps of its Edge Series sister ship, the award-winning Celebrity Edge, far surpassing performance expectations. (more…)





MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered “MSC World Class” ships. Further unveiled two newbuilding Projects

MSC Europa (Rendering courtesy MSC Cruises)Today MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at the Matignon Palace, the French Prime Minister’s official residence. (more…)



MSC GRANDIOSA will be one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea and an energy-efficient role model for modern cruising

The MSC Grandiosa (Credit: Bernard Biger - Chantiers de l'Atlantique)MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship to-date is due to enter service on 31 October and will see the line introduce two new major and important onboard environmental advances to complement a wide range of existing leading-edge environmental technologies across the company’s entire fleet: a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system. (more…)

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