Costa Crociere’s Removal Plan for Costa Concordia

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2012) — Immediately following the Costa
Concordia accident Costa Crociere started working to ensure the least
possible environmental impact to the waters surrounding Isola del Giglio
and to safeguard the island’s business activities and tourism. From the
outset the measures drawn up by the company have been shared with
and approved by the relevant Italian authorities… [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]

Carnival Magic ‘Floated Out’ at Fincantieri Shipyard; On Schedule for May 1, 2011, Debut

With less than seven months until its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Magic reached another construction milestone when it was “floated out” earlier this week from her outfitting quay at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The initial stages of a cruise ship’s construction take place in a dry dock facility. Once exterior outfitting is… [Continue Reading]

Oceania Cruises’ New Marina Completes Successful Sea Trials

Miami, September 27, 2010 – Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-guest Marina, scheduled to launch in January 2011, successfully completed sea trials on Sept. 26, which included three days of sailing the Mediterranean for the first time.
During the sea trials, technicians and engineers from the Fincantieri shipyard along with Oceania Cruises’ marine and technical teams evaluated the vessel’s… [Continue Reading]