Images Of Saga’s First Newbuilding – China Cruise Update – Holland America’s 70 Years Of Cruising To Alaska

The Cruise Examiner for 27th February 2017

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Saga last week released further images of its 999-berth newbuilding (above) now under construction at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for delivery in 2019. Meanwhile, Carnival Corp & plc has announced that it has ordered two ships in a Shanghai shipyard, with options for an additional four, for its new Carnival China-based brand, with deliveries to commence in 2023. Finally, in Seattle, Holland America Line is this year celebrating seventy years of cruising to Alaska.

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China Closer To Building Cruise Ships – MSC Cruises Adds More China – NCLH Management Triumvirate

The Cruise Examiner for 26th September 2016

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Carnival’s four new Shanghai-built Hong Kong-owned ships will be based on the Carnival Vista platform

Last week came news that the Carnival-China State Shipbuilding-China Investment cruise shipping joint venture would order two option two 133,500-ton cruise ships from the Fincantieri-China Shipbuilding joint venture. The four ships are to be built by China Shipbuilding’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in Pudong. These vessels, along with a number of existing ships to be transferred in from the Carnival fleet, will form the basis of a new Chinese brand to be based in Hong Kong. Just before this announcement, MSC Cruises said that it would be sending its 3,274-berth MSC Splendida to work out of China in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, each of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises has now been given its own president and ceo.

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