Royal Caribbean International Takes Delivery Of Allure Of The Seas

MIAMI, October 28, 2010 – Royal Caribbean International takes delivery today of the newest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, Allure of the Seas, from STX Europe in Turku, Finland. With Captain Hernan Zini at the helm, Allure of the Seas will be departing Turku on October 29, 2010, starting the 13-day countdown to… [Continue Reading]

MSC Cruises Confirms Construction of MSC Fantastica by STX France

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, July 23: MSC Cruises announced the conclusion of the legal process that finalizes the order and confirms construction of a new ‘Fantasia’ class cruise ship, MSC Fantastica, U32, by STX France making it the 12th ship in its fleet. MSC Fantastica will build upon the success of the ‘Fantasia’ prototype, offering… [Continue Reading]

MSC Cruises Signs Letter of Intent for MSC Favolosa in 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (March 1, 2010)— Three days after the MSC Magnifica flag ceremony at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire (France), MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent for the delivery of a new ship in June 2012, to join the eleven new vessels built over the past seven years.
MSC Cruises’ worldwide CEO, Pierfrancesco… [Continue Reading]

MSC Magnifica Flag Ceremony at STX Europe Shipyard

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (February 25, 2010)—This morning, MSC Cruises officially took ownership of its newest ship, MSC Magnifica, from the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France during a traditional flag ceremony.
The shipyard’s pennant and the French flag were lowered as the French national anthem played. Jacques Hardelay, general manager of STX Europe, formally handed the… [Continue Reading]

Norwegian Epic Sea Trials A Triumphant Success

Saint-Nazaire, France – Feb 15, 2010 — Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative ship to date, returned from her first successful sea trials on Sunday, February 14, 2010, after four days of sailing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. During the sea trials, 300… [Continue Reading]