Costa Cruises’ Fleet Expansion Program Continues

MIAMI, Sept 7: Work is underway at Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) yard on the construction of the Costa Fascinosa, the 16th fleet member of Costa Cruises, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, which is due to enter service in spring 2012. The keel-laying of the ship took place last Friday, comprising the first section of the hull,… [Continue Reading]

Van Zaane Named Captain of Nieuw Amsterdam

Seattle, June 07, 2010 — Captain Edward G. van Zaane will be master of Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The 29-year Holland America Line veteran brought ms Amsterdam into service in 2001 and served at its helm on the line’s Grand World Voyages for… [Continue Reading]

Keel Layed For Oceania Cruises’ Riviera

SESTRI PONENTE, Italy, June 3, 2010 – A keel-laying ceremony to mark the start of construction for Oceania Cruises’ 1,258-guest m/s Riviera was held today at the Fincantieri shipyard near Genoa.
At the ceremony Frank Del Rio, the line’s founder and chairman and CEO of its parent company, Prestige Cruise Holdings, and Oceania Cruises President… [Continue Reading]

Cunard Line Unveils David Linley Artwork for the New Queen Elizabeth

20 May 2010 – Yesterday, in Chelsea near London, Cunard Line unveiled the stunning centerpiece for the Grand Lobby of the Line’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, debuting this fall. The artwork was specially commissioned to David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret and the internationally famous photographer Lord Snowdon – and Her Majesty The… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Corporation & Plc Finalizes Contracts For Two New Cruise Ships For Its Princess Cruises Brand

MIAMI (May 4, 2010) — Princess Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today announced that contracts to build two 3,600-passenger ships have been finalized with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard.
The new ships — which each will have an all-in cost of approximately 155,000 euros per lower berth — are scheduled to… [Continue Reading]