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Fincantieri Cuts Windstar’s Star Breeze in Half, Inserting 84-Foot (25.6 Meters) New Section in Palermo, Italy



Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze is cut in two, with the new section inserted, at Fincantieri’s Shipyard in Palermo (October 2019: courtesy Fincantieri)It’s only appropriate that the culture that gave birth to the Renaissance is where Windstar Cruises ushers in a new era as the leader in small ship cruising by making the final cut to the hull of Star Breeze to “stretch” the first of its three ships and begin the process of inserting a new 84-foot mid-section (25.6 meters) that will help evolve and transform the Windstar experience.

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Major Section of Ryndam Launched in Palermo



Holland America Line reached a milestone in the building of Ryndam — their next Pinnacle Class ship — with the successful launch of the forward lower section of the ship, also known as the  ‘troncone,’ at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy on October 3, 2019Holland America Line reached a milestone in the building of Ryndam — their next Pinnacle Class ship — with the successful launch of the forward lower section of the ship, also known as the “troncone,” at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy on October 3.

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Costa Cruises Presents Costa Firenze, The New Ship For The Chinese Market, Arriving October 2020




Costa Venezia (Courtesy of Costa Cruises)Costa Firenze is the new Costa Cruises ship due to come into service in October 2020. Currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Italy), Costa Firenze is a 135,500 gross tons ship with capacity for over 5,200 guests; she is the sister ship of Costa Venezia, which was launched in Trieste on March 1 this year.

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Windstar Announces Details of Ship Stretch Project




How to Stretch a Ship – Windstar Cruises / Fincantieri

Windstar Cruises revealed more news about the its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative. At a press conference today, the Seattle-based cruise line’s President John Delaney, revealed 360-degree “views” and renderings of what guests will experience on the line’s three renovated vessels, Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Holland America Line to Call Next Pinnacle Class Ship Ryndam



Holland America Line's Nieuw StatendamIn a nod to its long line of historic ships that helped build the foundation for cruising as we know it today, Holland America Line announced that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam. The newbuild, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.

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Windstar Cuts The First Steel At Fincantieri’s “Arsenale Triestino San Marco” Shipyard In Trieste




The Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride will be lengthened increasing capacity for each ship from 212 to 312 passengersAt Fincantieri’s shipyard “Arsenale Triestino San Marco”, in Trieste, Italy, John Gunner, Vice President of Expansion Projects for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the first of three new ships sections as part of Windstar’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.

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