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Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant  (Artist impression, Stirling Design Int.)Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) – one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels – has signed a contract worth approx. 270 million euros with the French cruise company PONANT for the design and construction of one luxury polar expedition cruise vessel, with delivery in the second quarter of 2021.




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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises celebrates the start of the construction of its second, new-build expedition ship, HANSEATIC inspiration

Tudorel Topa, Senior Vice President and Yard Director General Department VARD, presented the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ management team with a symbolic steel silhouette of the HANSEATIC inspiration

The steel cutting ceremony on 5 October 2017 marked the start of the construction of HANSEATIC inspiration, the second, new-build expedition ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, one of the leading cruise providers in the luxury and expedition segment.




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VARD Expedition Ship Letter of Intent Expires

VARD said its letter of intent to build an expedition ship for an international cruise company had expired, in a prepared statement. VARD had signed the deal in January with an undisclosed customer, believed to be a current player in the expedition market. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Keel Laid for Hanseatic nature: marking the start of the next construction stage

On June 20th, 2017 the next construction stage of HANSEATIC nature, the first of two expedition new-builds, has begun with the keel laying. At the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, placed a coin inside the steel block; the coin was welded into the block and will accompany the ship on all its future cruises.




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