MSC Cruises Inks 2 Billion Euro Order for New Luxury Ships

MSC and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have announced the signing of the final contracts for the construction of four luxury cruise ships to join MSC Cruises fleet.  All four vessels will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT, 481 guest suites, and will feature the latest maritime and environmental technology. The first of the four ships is expected to … [Read more...]

France Confirms Fincantieri-STX Shipyard Deal

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Aug 1 (Reuters) - France hopes Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's takeover of STX France will be wrapped up soon, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday, but sounded a more cautious note on any defence naval merger. Speaking in Rome after meeting two Italian ministers, Le Maire said France had not changed its position on the STX … [Read more...]

TUI Cruises Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships at Fincantieri

TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises have placed an order for two LNG-powered cruise ships for their TUI Cruises joint venture brand. The two identical ships will be built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone with delivery is planned for 2024 and 2026. The addition of the two vessels will expand TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff fleet to nine ships by 2026. At … [Read more...]

Images: Shipbuilders Lengthen Luxury Cruise Ship by 15-Meters

The first-of-its-kind lengthening of a luxury cruise ship is underway at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy. Over the last several days, shipbuilders have worked at cutting the ultra-luxury Sliver Spirit in half and inserting 15-meter prefabricated section into the central part of the ship. They are now working on reconnecting the vessel. Delivered by … [Read more...]

Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri Takes Control of STX France

MILAN, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said on Friday it had bought a 50 percent share in STX shipyards from France, in a deal expected to broaden an alliance between the naval industries of the two nations. The deal, which values the stake at 59.7 million euros, ends a long dispute that strained relations between France and Italy. French President … [Read more...]