Meyer Werft’s Turku acquisition and TUI Cruises’ two orders confirmed

Meyer Werft’s Turku acquisition and TUI Cruises’ two orders confirmed

Finnish government and the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft have finalised the purchase of the whole share capital of STX Finland Oy from STX Europe Ltd. Meyer Werft and the State of Finland had published the signing of the acquisition agreement…

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Construction of third Quantum-class ship starts in Meyer Werft

Construction of third Quantum-class ship starts in Meyer Werft

On the cusp of delivering the first in a new generation of technologically advanced cruise ships Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone on September 18 as the first piece of steel was cut marking the official construction start on…

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It's official: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc. for $3.025 billion

It's official: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc. for $3.025 billion

Frank Del Rio and Kevin Sheehan Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“Norwegian Cruise Line” or “Norwegian,” (NASDAQ: NCLH)), a leading global cruise operator, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc. (“Prestige”), the…

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Royal Caribbean unveils art collection for Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean unveils art collection for Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas,  which has exited the enclosed building hall at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, on August 13, revealing an unexpected occupant – a 30-foot-tall magenta polar bear situated prominently on…

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TUI Cruises orders two ships, with two options, at Meyer Turku Yard

TUI Cruises orders two ships, with two options, at Meyer Turku Yard

Photo credit: Jouni Saaristo TUI Cruises has agreed to order two more ships from Meyer Turku Yard, now sold to a consortium of Meyer Werft and the Finnish government, the Finnish minister of the economy and employment told a news…

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Princess Cruises orders a new ship from Fincantieri

Princess Cruises orders a new ship from Fincantieri

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will  enter service in 2017. The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an…

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Oceania Cruises completes $50 million fleet upgrade

Oceania Cruises completes $50 million fleet upgrade

Oceania Cruises has welcomed Regatta back to the fleet following an extensive dry dock, making it the final ship of three sister ships to undergo a massive $50 million collective refurbishment. The ship set sail on June 10 on a…

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MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announce two newbuilds plus one option

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announce two newbuilds plus one option

Today MSC Cruises signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of two new cruise ships, with an option for one more. The two ships will join MSC Cruises’ fleet, currently counting 12 ships. The signature took place at the…

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AIDAprima floated out in Nagasaki

AIDAprima floated out in Nagasaki

On May 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. local time, the dry-dock gates opened for AIDAprima for the first time at the Tategami Plant of Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) in Nagasaki, Japan. The cruise ship has touched…

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No end to Australia's cruise boom

No end to Australia's cruise boom

The recent spectacular growth of the Australian cruise market has hardly gone unnoticed within the industry, but if any confirmation was necessary, it came with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)'s decision to export its Cruise3Sixty conference concept, held Down Under…

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