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A couple of news items have caught my eye in the last couple of days, and I decided I’d comment on them here. This post will cover the first that caught my eye, and a later post will deal with the other. First was a press release from Cruise Industry News, in which they are […]

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Well, this is interesting. There’s a report to the effect that Carnival has ordered two new ships to an enhanced ‘Carnival Vista’ design for delivery in the early 2020s onwards. There’s also an option for a further four ships. The new ships will serve the Chinese market and the design will be tailored accordingly. What’s interesting […]

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So here’s the last post on this topic, this time covering ships under construction or on order for Royal Caribbean, MSC and TUI. I ought to say that these lists have not been built using information directly from the relevant lines. Although I asked Royal Caribbean (twice) I’ve not received a reply from them. (I […]

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So here’s the next set of data about forthcoming ships, this time from Celebrity Cruises: These are all being built at by STX France, at their yard in Saint-Nazaire. This is a change for Celebrity; most if not all of her 14 previous new builds (Horizon class; Century class; Millennium class; and Solstice class) were […]

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Following on from the post about Carnival’s new builds, here’s a list of the ships either under construction or on order for NCL and its associated companies. The companies included are NCL itself, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises. Not a very long list, this time. Note there are currently no ships either under […]

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I did a post last week about a press notice from Carnival Corp in which they announced two new ship orders, for HAL and Princess. In the press notice was a statement to the effect that this brought to 19 the number of ships that Carnival Corporation would have under construction or on order. I […]

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Carnival Corporation have just announced a further two new ships. They have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Fincantieri to build a third ‘Pinnacle’ class ship for Holland America, and a sixth ‘Royal Princess’ class ship for Princess Cruises, and they expect to sign a firm contract for the ships in ‘early 2017’. The HAL […]

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Some while ago I did this post about plans by The Virgin Group to enter the cruise market. It’s now been reported that Virgin Cruises have made a firm order for three new build ships. As expected the order has been placed with Fincantieri of Italy, but to be built at the Sestri Ponenti yard […]

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Almost a year ago I did a post about an announcement of a new ship for P&O Australia. The announcement said that it would be 135,000 tons and would be deployed in 2019. Here’s a link to that post. Unfortunately for P&O Australia, Carnival Corp has changed its mind. There’s been a press release today […]

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More on P&O's new ship

Well, a bit more, gleaned from previous press releases. First, the new P&O ship was one of three announced on 6 September. Two will be for Carnival Cruise Line and the third will be for P&O. They’ll all be built by Meyer, the German shipbuilding company; two at their traditional shipyard at Papenburg (in Germany) […]

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