With four newbuilds coming between 2019 and 2021, Costa Cruises will be increasing capacity by 40%. Two of those ships are for China.

Silversea Cruises ordered a third 40,700gt, all-veranda-suite newbuild from Fincantieri, to be called Silver Dawn.

Festivities for the launch of Viking Jupiter, the sixth cruise ship Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises, were held today at the Ancona yard. 2019 delivery is scheduled.

The TUI Group's supervisory and executive boards gave the green light to a third Hanseatic-class newbuild for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Delivery would be in 2021.

Meyer Turku's €32.2m net profit in 2017 marks the third profitable year in a row for the Finnish shipyard, which is plowing its earnings back into a €200m investment program.

MSC Seaview is nearing completion at Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard, however MSC Cruises said a few more days will be needed for final outfitting.

Costa Smeralda will pay tribute to Italy, with decks and public areas dedicated to famous places and squares, a central three-story area called the Colosseo for shows and drinks, and large piazzas forward and aft.

During the recent steel-cutting ceremony for Greg Mortimer in Haimen, China, the contract for a second Infinity-class newbuild was signed between SunStone Ships and China Merchant Heavy Industries.

Spacious butler-served suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, king-sized beds, a cabinet to dry and warm parkas and dual-vanity bathrooms with heated floors and rain forest showers are among the touches that will make Crystal Endeavor a 'game-changer' for expedition cruising.

Meyer Turku shipyard delivered the 111,500gt Mein Schiff 1 to TUI Cruises. The 315-meter ship is based on a new design that evolved from the successful Mein Schiff series.

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