American Cruise Lines Building Third New Riverboat

 Construction begins as company plans to expand on U.S. Rivers
GUILFORD, CT – March 13, 2012 – American Cruise Lines (, the leader in small ship cruising, announced today that it will be building another brand new riverboat due to the high demand for its U.S. river cruises. A contract has been signed and construction has… [Continue Reading]


MIAMI, January 25, 2012 – Oceania Cruises was notified by Fincantieri late last week of construction delays and as a result, will reschedule the maiden voyage of its m/s Riviera. Construction on the 1,250-guest ship fell behind schedule when strikes at Fincantieri’s shipyard near Genoa, Italy, lasted longer than expected.
The maiden voyage of Riviera has… [Continue Reading]

First Steel Cut For Norwegian Breakaway

Marks start of construction on next generation Freestyle Cruising ship
Papenburg, Germany – Sep 21, 2011 —
The first piece of steel was cut today at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany for the construction of Norwegian Breakaway, the first of two new Freestyle Cruising® ships for Norwegian… [Continue Reading]

Construction Continues on New Carnival Breeze in Anticipation of its June 2012 Debut

August 2011.
Carnival Cruises Lines newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze, is shown here under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The 3,690-passenger vessel is slated to debut in Europe June 3, 2012, with a special 12-day cruise from Venice. The ship will then operate a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Orders New Ship from Fincantieri

GENOA (Aug. 3, 2011) — Costa Crociere S.p.A. has placed a new order with Fincantieri
S.p.A. for the construction of a new cruise ship.
The new ship, with a gross tonnage of 132,500, 3,700 lower berths, 4,928 total guest
capacity and 1,854 cabins, will be the largest Italian cruise ship and the 10th ship ordered
from Fincantieri by Costa… [Continue Reading]