'It is a directreference to the European flag and all the member countries,' said George F.Poulides, Festival's chairman and chief executive. He added that the namewas appropriate because the company draws 'most of our passengers from theEuropean Union, a concept that we strongly believe in.' The new ship,scheduled for an April delivery from Chantiers de l'Atlantique, is a sisterto the 58,600gt, 1,566-passenger European Vision. The Vision, set for a June30 inaugural voyage from Marseille, will offer seven-day cruises from theFrench port every Saturday through Nov. 17 to Genoa, Katakolon, Kusadasi,Mykonos and Naples. In the winter, the Vision will offer weekly Sundaydepartures from Santo Domingo to the Lower Caribbean. In North America,Festival cruises are sold by its New York-based First European Cruisesdivision.