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I’ve just read that Carnival Corp have placed an order with Meyer for three new 180,000 ton ships, all of them LNG fuelled. Two are for Carnival Cruises, but the third is stated to be for P&O UK. Delivery not before 2020. Here’s a link to the Press Release page on the Carnival Corp site. […]

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According to the CLIA – UK (that stands for ‘Cruise Lines Industry Association’) it was – a record number of cruises were sold in the UK ocean cruises market. This was announced last month in the CLIA UK’s Cruise Review for 2015 publication – you can find it here. Here are the main headline figures:- […]

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No new ship for P&O….

I’ve done some posts in recent months covering Carnival Corp’s plans for new builds. They have seven ships currently under construction (although it might be six now that Koningsdam has been delivered). There’s a definite order for four from Meyer, two to be built in Germany and two in Finland – as I outlined here, […]

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I did a post in early December commenting on the rumours that there was to be a new ship for P&O, and I suggested that while this wasn’t impossible, it wouldn’t happen before 2019. Since then Carnival Corporation have released some further details about the orders they made with Fincantieri in March this year (2015). […]

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There’s been some speculation on the P&O Facebook group that P&O are to get another new ship. This is based on something told to a passenger at dinner by an officer; always a solid source of hard factual information! The story is that it will be at least as big as Britannia, possibly bigger. Well, […]

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Newbuild ship for Saga

There’s been an announcement that Meyer Werft are to build a new ship for Saga. It’ll be medium-sized, somewhere around 55,000 tons. There are few details yet about the ship itself, although it is suggested that it will be all-balcony and that it will carry less than 1000 passengers in around 540 cabins. As many […]

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I recently did a post about the announcement that Costa were to get two new mega-ships, each of 180,000 tons. I also said that these two, plus two sisters going to AIDA, were just four of a total of nine new ships that Carnival announced in March that they were going to order from Meyer […]

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I posted some weeks ago about an order for four very large, LNG-fuelled ships that Carnival Corp had placed with Meyer Werft. At that time it was announced that two of them would be for Aida cruises, Carnival’s successful and fast-growing German line. It has now been announced that the other two ships will go […]

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Virgin Cruises have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent with Fincantieri to build three new ships. and the intention on both sides is to sign contracts before the end of this year. The ships will be delivered in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Details are still scant, of course, but we do know […]

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Carnival Corporation has today announced that it has finalised an order with Meyer Werft in Germany for four new mega-ships. The ships will definitely be the largest ever for any Carnivsl Corporation line, and will hold a total of 6,600 passengers – yes, 6,600. That’s maximum capacity; normal capacity will be a mere 5,000. Two […]

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