MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Market with Four-Ship Order at Fincantieri

MSC Cruises on Thursday announced it will be entering the ultra-luxury cruise sector with an order for four more cruise ships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MSC Cruises says it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the newbuilds valued in excess of 2 billion euros. The ultra-luxury ships, the first of which will be delivered in 2023, will have a gross tonnage of … [Read more...]

MSC Cruises Finalizes Two-Ship Construction Contract with STX France

STX France and MSC Cruises have announced they have finalized the contracts for two new 177,000-ton cruise ships for MSC. The two next-generation ships will be the largest ever built for a European cruise line. Delivery is scheduled for 2019 and 2020, respectively. The ships will be known as the "Meraviglia-Plus" class, an evolution of the smaller 167,000 GRT … [Read more...]

MSC Confirms 4 Ship Order from STX France

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Cruise ship company MSC Cruises on Monday confirmed orders for four ships in a 3-billion-euro ($3.26 billion) deal that will secure thousands of jobs at the STX shipyard in St-Nazaire in the west of France. "These are the biggest cruise ships yet built by a European operator - each using around 35,000 tons of steel," the company said … [Read more...]