Posts Tagged ‘Fincantieri Vard’

Keel laid for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ second, new expedition ship: HANSEATIC inspiration

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The keel laying for the HANSEATIC inspiration held on 18 October 2017 has set in motion the next stage of construction for the second of the two new expedition ships for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. (more…)

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

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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. (more…)

Coral Expeditions To Build Next Generation Expedition Cruise Ship

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Coral Expeditions To Build Next Generation Expedition Cruise Ship at Vard FincantieriCoral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has signed a contract today with Norwegian shipbuilder Vard to build its fourth expedition cruise ship due to be delivered in mid-2019, with a further vessel intended to follow. (more…)

VARD Expedition Ship Letter of Intent Expires

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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. (

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

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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. (more…)

Construction begins with the first steel cut at the Vard shipyard of the HANSEATIC nature

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The first steel cut on May 9, 2017 marks the official start of the construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ first of two new-build expedition ships. (more…)

Ponant Partners with Sailing Expert on New Cruise Ship Design

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)Luxury expedition cruise company Ponant has partnered with sailing expert Olivier de Kersauson, naming him a Special Advisor on the design of its four new ships. (

Vard Signs Letter Of Intent With An International Cruise Company

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Vard Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent for the design and construction of an expedition cruise vessel for an undisclosed international cruise company. (more…)

Ponant Reveals Names and Details of Four New Ships

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The Ponant new ships  (Artist impression by Stirling Design International)Ponant has revealed more details on its four-ship newbuild order. Each ship will accommodate 184 passengers, with deliveries in summer 2018 (two ships) and summer 2019 (two ships). The ships will be built by Fincantieri’s Vard facility in Norway. (

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order two new expedition vessels at Vard

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Artist impression of the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition shipHapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet grows. TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism group, will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. (more…)

Vard and Ponant finalise contract for four expedition ships

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The Ponant new ships  (Artist impression by Stirling Design International)Vard Holdings Limited, the Norway headquartered shipbuilder 55.6% controlled by Fincantieri, says it has finalised contracts for four luxury expedition cruise vessels with French cruise company Ponant. (

Two New Cruise Vessels For Fincantieri’s Vard

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard) has signed a Letter of Intent with an undisclosed international cruise company for the design and construction of two small-sized cruise vessels. (more…)

Ponant Orders Four Ships from VARD

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Ponant new ships  (Artist impression by Stirling Design International)Ponant has signed a letter of intent for the order of four ships from VARD, the Norwegian subsidiary of Fincantieri. The order is the first step in a project to expand the company’s fleet since it was bought by ARTEMIS, holding company of the Pinault family, in 2015. (