STX France Mix Up Their Facts on Delivery of MSC Divina – Other Cruise News: Royal Caribbean In Europe: 12 Ships to 9, But UK Goes From 2 to 3 – Salvage Work Begins on Costa Concordia
THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
The Cruise Examiner for 21st May 2012
After a century and a half of building ships, someone at STX France slipped up last week and left the shipyard’s general manager in the embarassing position of quoting an inaccuracy. Namely, that the yard had built eleven ships that now traded for MSC and that never before had so many ships been built for one owner. Perhaps something was missing in the final version, but this is the same shipyard that built twice as many ships for the old French Line, including the s.s. Normandie, pictured here. Meanwhile, although Royal Caribbean International will be cutting back on the number of ships it bases in Europe in 2013, it will increase by a third the number based in the UK, with Adventure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton and Brilliance of the Seas from Harwich. Also last week, details were announced for the salvage of the Costa Concordia.