Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku Shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal Caribbean International’s new Project Icon vessels.

Seabourn Ovation, the second ship Fincantieri has built for Seabourn Cruise Line, was delivered Friday morning at the Sestri yard near Genoa.

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of 168,028gt Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, Thursday marking the conclusion of an 18-month construction period.

P&O Cruises’ Ventura has just completed a two-week regular docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest.

Shipyard De Hoop recently delivered Amadeus Queen to Lüftner Cruises, the 15th river cruise vessel the Dutch builder has completed for the Austrian operator.

STX France has developed a new hybrid cruise ship design named Silenseas and incorporating a custom engineered sail system aimed at eco-responsible cruise operators.

 As the global cruise orderbook continues to grow – currently valued at $61bn with 102 confirmed newbuilds for delivery by 2025 – the cruise shipbuilding and supply sectors remain buoyant, especially across the Mediterranean.

In a great spectacle of naval engineering, Silversea Cruises' 2009-built Silver Spirit has been cut in two at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo to be lengthened. A prebuilt 49-foot segment was inserted, and the ship is now being reconnected.

Coinciding with the start of Seatrade Cruise Global, Fincantieri officials on Monday celebrated the opening of the company's new Miami office, whose focus is cruise ship repairs, refitting, marine services and guarantee works.

Grand Bahama Shipyard's board approved the appointment of 40-year marine industry veteran David Skentelbery as CEO.

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