Posts Tagged ‘Fincantieri’

Costa Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony for New Ship Built for Chinese Consumers

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Costa Cruises today held the traditional coin ceremony for its newest ship, the Costa Venezia, named after Venice, one of the world’s most beautiful and legendary cities. (more…)

Virgin Lays Keel in Style, More Details on Brand

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

At an energetic night-time keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri, Sir Richard Branson and Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages, were lowered down in style from a yard crane in front of a large crowd while over 900 people watched live on Facebook as Virgin laid the keel for the first of its three cruise ships. (

Virgin Voyages Reveals First Cruise Ship Will Be Adults-Only, Begins Construction

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Rendering of Virgin Voyages’ newest ship (Courtesy Virgin Voyages)The first ship to be launched by Virgin Voyages, a new cruise line founded by business mogul Richard Branson, will be adults-only — a feature that ties in with the company’s goals to target Millennials. (

Carnival Horizon Undergoes Sea Trials; Line Releases Virtual Tour

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The Carnival Horizon, the newest upcoming ship from Carnival Cruise Line, took part in its sea trials over the weekend. As it returned to the shipyard in Palermo, Italy, Carnival released a virtual tour of the vessel, which is set to debut in spring 2018. (

Fincantieri: Dry Dock Works Start On Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at (Click to enlarge)The keel laying ceremony for the sixth of eight ocean cruise ships Viking has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona. The first building block of the ship is about 11 meters long, 28.8 wide and weighing about 380 tons. (more…)

Reports Signal STX France/Fincantieri Deal Done

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Le Lyrial at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyardMedia reports coming out of Europe claim a long-awaited deal to give Fincantieri control of STX France is essentially done. According to Reuters, under the agreement Fincantieri will take 50 percent of STX France, the French state 34.34 percent, Naval Group 10 percent, STX staff 2 percent and STX local suppliers 3.66 percent. (

Silversea And Fincantieri Announce Plans To Lengthen Silver Spirit

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Silver SpiritUltra-luxury travel innovator Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening. The turn-key transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation. (more…)

Cunard Will Add Fourth Ship To Its Fleet

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Cunard Will Add Fourth Ship To Its Fleet

Luxury cruise brand Cunard today announced it is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally. (more…)

Viking Sun delivered at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona

Monday, September 25th, 2017

“Viking Sun”, the fourth of eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Siversea orders one sister ship of Silver Muse at Fincantieri

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The Silver MuseSilversea Cruises and Fincantieri signed a contract worth about 310 million euros, for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship, due to join the shipowner’s fleet in 2020. (more…)

Work Starts at Fincantieri Monfalcone On The New Princess Ship

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The Majestic PrincessThe steel cutting of the new ship for Princess Cruises, brand of Carnival Corporation, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. (more…)

Seabourn Ovation launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri (Genoa)

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Seabourn Ovation launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri(Courtesy of Fincantieri)“Seabourn Ovation”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ships, after “Seabourn Encore”, that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri (Genoa). (more…)

MSC Cruises And Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of MSC Seaview

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Trieste, Italy, 23 August 2017: MSC Cruises And Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of MSC SeaviewMSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, and FINCANTIERI, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview. (more…)

France Threatens to Nationalize STX France; Backs Away from Deal

Friday, July 28th, 2017

France appears to be backing down on its deal to sell 66.66 percent of STX France to Fincantieri. Instead, it is offering to split the ownership with the Italian shipbuilding company equally, and has threatened to nationalize the company if Fincantieri does not accept its offer. (

France to Nationalize STX Shipyard if Italy Snubs Ownership Deal

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Harmony of The Seas under construction at STX FranceThe French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX’s capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. (

Steel Cutting Ceremony Of The Third “Vista” Class Cruise Ship at Fincantieri

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)The steel cutting ceremony of the third “Vista” class cruise ship, which Fincantieri is building for Carnival Cruise Line, a brand under Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise operator, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera. She will be delivered in autumn 2019.

New French president Macron wants MSC Cruises, RCCL as part owners of St Nazaire yard

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Emile Macron, the new president of the French Republic, wants MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to become part owners of the cruise ship building yard in St Nazaire in France, the Le Monde newspaper reports on its website. (

Fincantieri signed a letter of intent with CSSC and with Shanghai City’s district of Baoshan aimed at creating a cruise ship industrial park

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Fincantieri signed a letter of intent (LOI) with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China’s largest shipbuilding conglomerate, and with Shanghai City’s district of Baoshan, aimed at creating a cruise ship industrial park. (more…)

Fincantieri Signs An Agreement With Stx Europe For The Acquisition Of A Majority Stake Of STX France

Friday, May 19th, 2017

FINCANTIERI S.p.A. announces that it signed today a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 66.66% of the share capital of STX France from its current shareholder STX Europe AS. (more…)

Cunard Shares Behind the Scenes Images and Video of Aft Lido Deck Being Lifted onto Queen Victoria

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Queen Victoria Refit: Aft Lido Deck Timelapse

Following Cunard’s recent announcement of plans for a $40 million refurbishment of Queen Victoria, the luxury cruise line reveals behind the scenes images and video of the stunning aft lido sun deck being lifted into place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy. (more…)

Cunard Provides Inside Look at Additional Plans for $40M Refurbishment of Queen Victoria

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Following the recent Cunard announcement revealing Queen Victoria’s $40 million refit in May, the luxury cruise line is unveiling the anticipated digital renderings showcasing new and refreshed features.

Fincantieri To Build 2 Additional Ships For Viking Ocean Cruises with an Option for Another Two

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. (more…)

Fincantieri and French government sign STX France agreement

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Le Lyrial at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyardFincantieri S.p.A. , the Italian shipbuilder, said that it has signed with the French State, represented by the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE), the Heads of Terms announced on 6 April, to acquire a stake in STX France, the St Naxzaire based builder of e.g. cruise ships. (

Fincantieri Press Statement concerning STX France

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Fincantieri welcomes the statements of the State Secretary for Industry of the French government, Mr. Sirugue, which confirm the achievement of an agreement in principle between Fincantieri and the French government with regard to the acquisition of STX France. (more…)

Silver Muse Presented for Delivery

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The Silver MuseThe Silver Muse was presented to Silversea today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. The official delivery of the ship will take place tomorrow morning on Monday April 3. (

Virgin Voyages makes ship happen at Fincantieri Genoa with first steel cutting. VV also announced the firms that comprise cruising’s first creative collective

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Celebrating a major milestone in Virgin Voyages’ ascent towards its 2020 debut, President and CEO Tom McAlpin was joined by Fincantieri team members and their hand-picked, world-class design collective to cut the first piece of steel for the construction of Virgin’s three mid-sized ships. (more…)

Dry dock works start, with the keel laying ceremony, on “Nieuw Statendam” at Fincantieri

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The keel laying ceremony for “Nieuw Statendam”, the new cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Holland America Line took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera (Venice). (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Names New Ship Class Project Leonardo

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Leonardo Project  (Artist impression courtesy NCL - Fincantieri)Norwegian Cruise Line has dubbed its new class of ship, first announced February 16, the Leonardo Project. The new class will consist of four ships, which will be built by Fincantieri Spa. (

Cunard Announces Details of Queen Victoria Refit

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Queen VictoriaCunard continues its unwavering commitment to offering guests unparalleled travel experiences with the announcement of Queen Victoria’s refit this May. (more…)

Carnival Horizon launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera

Friday, March 10th, 2017

“Carnival Horizon”, the new ship of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera. (more…)

Silver Muse Completes Sea Trials

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Silver MuseSilversea has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the new Silver Muse. “Rigorous assessments were conducted from Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa where the ship is currently under construction,” said the company in a statement. (

Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships, with an option for additional 4, the first units of the kind ever built in China for the Chinese market. (more…)