The Seven Seas Explorer – Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation – Silversea Yet To Order Against Chinese Finance
02/02/2015 Leave a comment
THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin
The Cruise Examiner for 2nd February 2015... ..
With Crystal not having taken delivery of a new ship for a dozen years now, Hapag-Lloyd having bedded in its STX-built 2013 vintage Europa 2 and Fincantieri completing the last of Ponant’s four 264-berth luxury cruisers as well as preparing to deliver the new Viking Star this spring, it appears that the Italian shipbuilder now dominates the market for ultra-luxury cruise ships. With Regent’s latest ship on the way for delivery in 2016, two new 604-berth ships for Seabourn and a potential new order from Silversea for three ships of similar size, Fincantieri has this market wrapped up for now. Today, we examine this situation in a little more detail.