The keel laying ceremony of Silver Moon, the second of three new ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Silversea Cruises took place Thursday at the Ancona yard.

Star and Dream Cruises kicked off roadshows to introduce Explorer Dream to cruise specialists around Australia and New Zealand simultaneously in Sydney, Perth and the Gold Coast on Wednesday night.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours announced the launch of its long-awaited Scenic Eclipse luxury expedition yacht has been amended to August 15 — almost 12 months after its initially planned debut.

Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention is coming up this year with its 10th edition taking place in Hamburg from September 11-13. Newly launched and co-located with the event is MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM and in partnership with Seatrade Cruise.

Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard and member of DIV Group, in partnership with Fincantieri Group, have submitted a bid to restructure the troubled Uljanik Group including the Uljanik and 3 MAJ shipyards.

A new show floor design, abundant networking events and more educational opportunities highlight this year's Seatrade Cruise Global, which returns to the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center April 8-11.

Neptun Ship Design in Rostock is being acquired as an independent subsidiary of MV Werften to provide design services for the shipyard group. In addition to MV Werften's own designers at its yards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund and a designer network throughout Europe, further significant engineering capacities are being united under one roof.

Fincantieri signed a preliminary agreement with Italian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam aimed at identifying and implementing medium-term strategic projects for port facilities in Italy and sustainable technologies for maritime transport.

The European Commission's decision to examine Fincantieri's proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique on referral by French and German competition authorities may delay the deal.

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the float out of MSC Grandiosa in Saint-Nazaire. The 181,000gt ship has now been moved to a wet dock, where work will continue until her delivery in October 2019.

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