Posts Tagged ‘Fincantieri’

The keel laying ceremony for “Viking Spirit” took place today at Fincantieri

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Shipspotting.com)The keel laying ceremony for “Viking Spirit”, the fifth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Fincantieri to Built A New Class Of Ships For Norwegian Cruise Line

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Fincantieri was awarded an order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships with an option for additional 2, for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand. (more…)

Coin Ceremony For MSC Seaview at Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideToday MSC Cruises and Fincantieri marked a key milestone in the building of MSC Seaview with the celebration of the maritime tradition-rich coin ceremony, held at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. (more…)

Viking Cruises Takes Delivery of Viking Sky from Fincantieri

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Viking Sky (Courtesy Fincantieri)“Viking Sky”, the third of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Majestic Princess Completes Sea Trials

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Majestic Princess recently completed a successful set of sea trials off the coast of Italy. The ship, the third Royal-class Princess newbuild, is being tailored for the Chinese market and will sail year-round in China. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fincantieri’s Bid for STX France Approved by South Korea

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Fincantieri’s bid for a majority stake in STX France has been approved as the preferred bidder by the South Korean courts. The French government will keep a 33 percent stake in the yard if the buyout moves forward, while Fincantieri will become the majority owner at two thirds, and was reported to be the only bidder. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Report: Fincantieri Emerges as Only Bidder for STX France

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

According to media reports, a sole bidder has emerged for a majority stake in STX France, and it is most likely Fincantieri. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Virgin Voyages’ newbuildings to be much wider than existing ships of equal length

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Virgin Voyages, the cruise shipping company in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has disclosed the hull dimensions of its three new buildings that will be about six metres wider than ships of the same length currently in service. (cruisebusiness.com)

Fincantieri And Virgin Voyages Contracts Now Effective

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Ship construction contracts valued at approximately 2 billion euros between Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages (part of Virgin Group of companies) for three new cruise ships have been finalized and are now effective. (more…)

Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sun Launched at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Shipspotting.com)“Viking Sun”, the fourth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been launched today at the shipyard in Ancona. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in autumn 2017. (more…)

Third Vista Class Ship To Join Carnival Cruise Line Fleet In 2019. Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. (more…)

Fincantieri Lays Keel for Seabourn Ovation

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The keel laying ceremony of “Seabourn Ovation”, the second of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, took place today (December 02), in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard. (marinelink.com)

Seabourn Takes Delivery of Seabourn Encore

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Seabourn Encore (Courtesy of Fincantieri)Seabourn , the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, took delivery of its newest all-suite vessel, Seabourn Encore , today during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. (more…)

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of The Revolutionary Next-generation Cruise Ship MSC Seaside

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideMSC Cruises and Fincantieri today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaside, one of two new groundbreaking mega-ships that MSC Cruises is bringing into service between June and December 2017. (more…)

Fincantieri and Huarun Dadong Dockyard target cruise liner refit work

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, and Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD), the leading Chinese shipyard specialised in ship repair and refitting activities, signed an exclusive cooperation agreement last March. (cruisebusiness.com)

Virgin Cruises Becomes Virgin Voyages, Signs Contract for Three Ships

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Richard Branson thinks the word “cruise” is “awful.” In fact, the man behind brands like Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Hotels says he’s never set foot on a cruise ship. So today, “Virgin Cruises” officially became “Virgin Voyages.” (cruisecritic.com)

Italian Media: Fincantieri About to Land Norwegian Ship Order

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Italian media reports claim that Fincantieri is poised to land a major ship order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Affaritaliani.it, an online Italian newspaper based in Milan, reports that the order will be for six megaships with deliveries of the 130,000-ton vessels starting in 2022. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Corporation Cruise Joint Venture in China Signs memorandum of agreement to order two new Vista-class cruise ships to be built in China

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Carnival Corporation Cruise Joint Venture In China Signs Memorandum Of Agreement To Order Two New Vista-Class Cruise Ships To Be Built In ChinaCarnival Corporation & plc today announced that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order the industry’s first new cruise ships built in China for the Chinese market. (more…)

Fincantieri and Damen Looking at STX France Deal

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

French media reports have said Damen and Fincantieri are among the bidders for STX France. Earlier this week French sources said two buyers have come forward, but no agreement has been reached. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Vista, Recognized by Lloyd’s Register for ‘Green’ Ship Environmental Design, Construction and Operation

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)Classification society Lloyd’s Register has bestowed the “ECO Notation” designation on the new Carnival Vista, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to achieve this distinction. (more…)

First Steel Cut for Nieuw Statendam

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Holland America today cut the first steel for the Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Odo-CBR Commentary: Carnival’s nascent Chinese brand may acquire reported CSSC-Fincantieri newbuildings

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Carnival's announcement, in the presence of the Chinese president and British prime minister, that it was forming a new Chinese-based cruise lineA joint venture cruise brand that Carnival plc, the British holding company in the Carnival Corporation & plc group, China Investment Corporation (CIC) and China State Shipbuilding Company (CSSC) agreed to set up last year could acquire the five cruise ship newbuildings on completion from a joint venture set up by CSSC and Fincantieri. (cruisebusiness.com)

Fincantieri To Set Up A Joint Venture In China

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Fincantieri, world leader in cruise shipbuilding, and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China’s largest shipbuilding conglomerate, have signed an agreement for the constitution of a joint venture aimed at developing and supporting the growth of the Chinese cruise industry.

Fincantieri launches “Silver Muse”

Friday, July 1st, 2016

“Silver Muse”, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Silversea Cruises, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in April 2017.  (more…)

Fincantieri Delivered The Seven Seas Explorer, The first of two ultra luxury cruise ships for Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The Seven Seas Explorer (Courtesy Fincantieri)“Seven Seas Explorer”, the newest ultra luxury ship of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa). (more…)

Works Start In Sestri On “Seabourn Ovation”

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The steel cutting ceremony of “Seabourn Ovation”, the second of two ultra-luxury vessels which Fincantieri is currently building for the shipowner Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation, took place today at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line turns attention to Carnival Vista II

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line has its first new ship in four years with Carnival Vista, but already has its sister ship taking shape in Italy. (orlandosentinel.com)

Coin Ceremony For MSC Seaside At Fincantieri

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideYesterday MSC Cruises and Fincantieri marked an important milestone in the building of MSC Seaside with the celebration of the traditional maritime coin ceremony held at the Monfalcone, Italy shipyard.

Carnival Vista completes sea trials as it preps for first cruise

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, is nearing its maiden voyage. The 133,500-ton cruise ship completed its final sea trials this week in the Adriatic Sea, in preparation for its first official cruise with passengers from Trieste, Italy, on May 1. (sun-sentinel.com)

Dry Dock Works Start On The New Carnival Cruise Line Vessel

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The keel laying ceremony of the new unit for Carnival Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, took place today at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The new vessel will go to sea in 2018.

Carnival Corp. Finalizes 5 Ship Order, One More for Princess

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Carnival Corporation announced that it has finalized contracts with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build five new cruise ships as part of a memorandum of agreement announced in 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Costa Group announced an order for two new ships for Costa Asia

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

The Costa Group today announced an order for two new ships to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The ships, each with 135,500 gross tons and carrying 4,200 guests, will be delivered in 2019 and 2020. (more…)