NCL and STX Europe Reach Agreement On F3 Project

Miami & St. Nazaire – Dec 18, 2008 — Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and STX France Cruise SA, STX Europe’s French shipyard, announced today that they have reached an agreement and are moving forward with the construction of the F3 cruise ship project.
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Aker Yards In Dispute Over Cruise Vessel Project

Aker Yards France is in a dispute with the cruise vessel operator Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) over the costs of the construction of a cruise vessel. Aker Yards France is in a process to find solutions to the dispute, including a dialogue with NCL and its involved subsidiaries with the objective of establishing an agreement.
The… [Continue Reading]

MSC Cruises Places Two Ship Orders for the Most Modern Fleet in the World

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sept. 10 — MSC Cruises has announced the extraordinary expansion of its fleet with the order of two additional ships from the Aker Yards France at St. Nazaire. The announcement was made today in Milan by Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO of MSC Cruises worldwide, and Domenico Pellegrino, MSC Cruises General Manager, and Jacques… [Continue Reading]

Coin Ceremony For MSC Magnifica In St. Nazaire

ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE (MAY 7, 2008) — Today, at the Aker Yards France shipyards in St. Nazaire, one of the oldest marine traditions was celebrated once again: the Coin Ceremony.
In the presence of Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO of MSC Cruises, and Jacques Hardelay, managing director of Aker Yards France, together sealed two coins into the… [Continue Reading]

NCL’s First F3 Ship Takes Shape With Keel Laying At Aker Yards

St. Nazaire, France – Apr 24, 2008 – During a ceremony today at Aker Yards in St. Nazaire, France, the keel was laid for the first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s F3 ships, the third generation and the next evolution of the company’s innovative Freestyle Cruising ships. The first block of the keel, number 5006, a… [Continue Reading]