Fincantieri Takes 66.66% Of STX France – Carnival Maritime Opens Third Centre – European Cruise Market To Grow 60% In A Decade

The Cruise Examiner for 22nd May 2017

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Fincantieri has acquired a two-thirds shareholding in the famous STX France shipyard at St Nazaire

Last Friday it was announced that Fincantieri was acquiring a 66.66% shareholding in STX France, a company that will no doubt soon be renamed. The balance of the shares are held by the French State. At the same time, following the opening of Fleet Operations Centres in Hamburg and Seattle, Carnival Maritime has started hiring for a third such centre in Miami to manage the twenty-five ships of original group member Carnival Cruise Line. Meanwhile, Cruise Industry News Annual predicts 60% growth in the European cruise market over the next decade.

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New Ships For Celestyal Cruises? – New Owners For STX? – Amadeus Picks Up Rhone Slack

The Cruise Examiner for 7th November 2016

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Is this design a protoype for two new ships for Celestyal Cruises?

This week, from a study that Knud E Hansen did of mid-size cruise ships powered by LNG (above) versus HFO come two illustrations that might be protoypes for Celestyal Cruises, who admitted a couple of months ago that they were investigating newbuildings. Meanwhile, four bidders have made offers to acquire either the shipbuilders STX or cruise ship builders STX France, or the two together. As two of the bidders are Fincantieri and Damen, speculation is that STX France, the former Chantiers de l’Atlantique, may soon acquire new owners. And on the Rhone, Amadeus looks set to pick up to some of the slack Crystal left behind when they cancelled their French river cruise plans.

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The Cruise Examiner for 8th August 2011 – A New Concept in Cruising: STX Europe’s Eoseas – Other Cruise News: Cruising’s Economic Impact In The US – Canadian and US Reaction to North American ECA – Disney’s West Coast Itineraries

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by Kevin Griffin

A New Concept in Cruising: STX Europe’s Eoseas – Other Cruise News: Cruising’s Economic Impact In The US – Canadian and US Reaction to North American ECA – Disney’s West Coast Itineraries

Today, we look at a novel LNG-powered sail-assisted pentamaran cruise ship concept from STX Europe, which would bring several new (and old) ideas to the world of cruising: long promenade decks with balcony cabins off, forward-facing lounges, solar panels, split after superstructure and sail power among them. CLIA’s recently released figures reveal that the North American cruise market recovered quite well in 2010, with growth of 10%. In Canada and the US Pacific Northwest, the cruise associations look at the potential effect of the new North American ECA – to take effect in less than a year, it could cost them up to 390,000 cruise passengers. And on the West Coast, we look at progress in Vancouver and new itineraries from Disney.

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