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

Chantiers de l’Atlantique: MSC Cruises take delivery of MSC Bellissima – Coin Ceremony Held for MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises has today (Feb.27) taken delivery of MSC Bellissima from Chantiers de l’Atlantique. With three Meraviglia generation ships under simultaneous construction at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, the two parties marked a double celebration today, with MSC Virtuosa’s Coin Ceremony. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery of Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge Delivery and Celebrity Apex Keel Laying

Following more than four years of planning and 23 months of construction at the skilled hands of thousands of engineers, architects, artisans, designers, contractors, shipyard employees, and the newbuild and Celebrity Cruises teams, today (Oct. 31) the brand officially took delivery of Celebrity Edge, representing a truly historic occasion for Celebrity and the industry. (more…)

Celebrity Edge Shipyard Update (Video)

Celebrity Edge Shipyard Hyperlapse Tour

Celebrity Edge marks a turning point in the future of ship design. Designed in 3-D, Celebrity Edge nears completion at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France and they revealed the iconic space, The Grand Plaza, designed by Paris-based Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of Jouin Manku Studio. The ship is poised to transform the way modern travelers experience the world. Take a sneak peek at the world’s most anticipated new ship!

Fincantieri takeover of STX France confirmed

Harmony of The Seas under construction at STX France (2015)French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has confirmed a merger between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and STX France, reports Reuters. “Italy and France share the same desire to wrap up the STX-Fincantieri merger, which will produce one of the biggest civilian shipbuilders in the world,” Le Maire reportedly told journalists after talks with the Italian Government. Fincantieri bought a 50 per cent share in STX France earlier this year and renamed its shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique. (www.bairdmaritime.com)

Celebrity Edge left Chantiers de l’Atlantique for her 1st sea trials

Celebrity Edge at sea trials (Courtesy Chantiers de l’Atlantique)Celebrity Edge left Chantiers de l’Atlantique yesterday (July 26) evening for her 1st sea trials with 470 persons on board. About 60 tests will be performed during those few days to test all the systems under real conditions. She will returned at the yard on Sunday July 29th, where the work on board will be completed before her delivery to Celebrity Cruises.

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