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Cruise Ship Newbuilding Famine Relieved by NCL

Norwegian Cruise Lines New Ship: Photo credit NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) orders new cruise liner from Germany's Meyer Werft with option for a second. The ship's contract price is approximately euro 700 million and the company has export credit financing in place which was arranged and underwritten by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH of Germany. Delivery is scheduled for delivery in October 2015, and the delivery for the second (optional) ship would be spring 2017. The new ship, at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths, will be larger than the Company's Breakaway class ships currently under construction at Meyer Werft and incorporate many of those vessels' unique design elements and innovations. With the project name "Breakaway Plus," this new vessel will be the largest in NCL's fleet. "Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have garnered significant attention in the marketplace with their innovative design, rich stateroom mix and world-class amenities. Building on that momentum, along with Meyer Werft's expertise and efficiency in the design and construction process, we are extending the excitement and anticipation with a new, larger edition Breakaway Plus class ship to further distinguish the Norwegian brand," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "This new order further solidifies our commitment to continued innovation in terms of the guest experience and will incorporate technical and environmental advances as well."


Royal Caribbean Signs LOI for 158,000 GRT Ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships.  Developed under the code-name “Project Sunshine,” the new vessel design incorporates new and exciting features that take advantage of the best of Royal Caribbean’s experience and imagination.  The project is a result of over a year of dedicated research and development. 


RCL Signs Letter Of Intent For Two Vessels

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed a letter of intent with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to build the third and fourth Vantage class vessels. RCL officials said the total contract price for the two ships was $800 million. The deal includes options for two more ships. RCL officials said the vessels, as yet unnamed, are scheduled for delivery in June 2003 and June 2004.


Meyer Werft Wins AIDA Cruise Order

AIDA Cruises placed an approximate euro 630 million ordered for two club ships of a new generation from Papenburg, Germany-based shipyard Meyer Werft. The 68,500-gt, 817 ft. ships will be designed and built to offer 2,030 guests a unique experience, as they are designed to permit a wide range of additional attractions in the areas of entertainment, dining, spa and sport. “With these ships we are progressing our successful AIDA concept,” said Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises


Celebrity Cruises Orders Solstice-Class Ship

Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has ordered a fifth big cruise liner from Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The previous contracts for four ships of the Solstice class are now followed by a pre-contract for the construction of a fifth cruise ship. Delivery of the fifth ship is scheduled for the autumn of 2012. The first ship of this class, the Celebrity Solstice, will be delivered in the autumn this year. The other ships will follow at one-year intervals each


Meyer Werft Orders More MAN Diesel & Turbo Power

Graphic rendering of the Breakaway Plus vessel (courtesy Meyer Werft)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Meyer Werft for new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line to supply its V48/60CR engines with diesel-electric propulsion systems. The ships will be built at Meyer Werft, the cruise liner specialist builder in Papenburg, northern Germany. Norwegian is a longstanding customer of MAN Diesel & Turbo with almost its entire fleet powered by the 48/60 and 58/64 engine types.


Carnival Orders Two Ships for Aida

Carnival Corporation & plc has ordered two 71,000-ton cruise ships for its AIDA Cruises brand, which caters exclusively to the German-speaking market. These two newbuilds mark six new ships that the German cruise operator has ordered in just the past three years. The 2,174-passenger vessels, which will be built at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard at an all-in cost of €380 million and €385 million, are scheduled to enter service in April 2011 and May 2012, respectively.


ABB Wins Orders Worth $60 Million From Royal Caribbean

Azipod systems will be installed on two new Royal Caribbean cruise ships (Photo: ABB).

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod ® propulsion systems for two new cruise ships, to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). The ABB order for the first ship was booked in 2011 and for the second vessel  in the first quarter of 2012. The new ships are the first vessels in Royal Caribbean’s new class of cruise ships


New Scientific Survey Ship to Have Kongsberg Survey Suite

Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff: Image credit Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime to supply a sophisticated survey suite to a vessel being built by Meyer Werft for a consortium of German universities. The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro acoustic aspects of the new build survey vessel 'Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff' (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV 'Sonne', the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities.


LNG Bunkering: SSS Chooses Suitable Ships for Project

The European consortium for Short Sea Shipping (SSS) chooses 8 ships to provide an insight into feasibility of LNG as a bunker fuel. The selection of ships took place in close co-operation between the SSS consortium partners. Both new designs, new buildings as well as existing ships of Wagenborg Shipping, Damen Shipyards Bergum, Meyer Werft & Conoship International were selected. The sizes of these ships vary in length from about 80 meter up to 160 meter and in tonnage from about 2


TUI Cruises Expands to Six Ships by 2017

Credit  - TUI Cruises

TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises are substantiating their expansions plans for their joint venture TUI Cruises. The Mein Schiff fleet shall grow from now three to six ships and then 14,000 beds by 2017. TUI Cruises is strengthening its already sound and dynamic position in the German cruise


Spotlight on German Shipbuilding

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German Shipbuilding: Growing order income with new advanced product solutions The German shipbuilding industry has a world market share of around one percent. This is certainly in another league compared to China, South Korea and Japan, which divide the global shipbuilding pie of containerships


L-3 MSI to Equip Third Quantum Class Ship

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide a range of navigation, lighting and communication systems for the third ship in Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum class. Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern


Steel Cut for Third RCI Quantum-class Cruise Ship

Quantum-class shipyard scene: Photo RCI

The steel cutting for 'Ovation of the Seas', scheduled to be delivered in the autumn of 2016, took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where 'Quantum of the Seas', 'Anthem of the Seas' and now 'Ovation of the Seas' are being built, say owners Royal Caribbean International (RCi)


ALMACO Wins Several Provision Stores Contracts

Photo: ALMACO

ALMACO has been awarded several Provision Stores contracts, including 2,000 square meters for Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas to be delivered at Meyer Werft in 2015, and Anthem of the Seas expected in 2016. Also, ALMACO will be delivering 2


Latest Global Deep-Sea Shipbuilding Orders

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

China shipyards as usual again figure prominently in the weekly round-up of contracts placed in an active market for ocean shipping set out in the latest Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin as follows: Dry bulk carriers Sinotrans Shipping have signed contracts for two firm 78


Finland, Meyer Werft May Join to Buy Shipyard from STX

Photo: STX Finland

The Finnish government said it had teamed up with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to consider buying a troubled local shipyard from South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The government in 2012 faced heavy criticism for not providing a loan to the Turku shipyard in southern Finland


NACOS Platinum Series for New Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) has announced  that it has supplied its NACOS Platinum series aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 324-meter, 145,500-gross ton cruise liner, Norwegian Getaway. Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany


KfW IPEX-Bank Finance For 2nd Star Cruises' Ship

  With a loan of EUR 600 million, KfW IPEX-Bank is financing the construction of a second cruise ship for Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The signing ceremony of the relevant contracts took place today in Hong Kong


HFW Lawyers Advise Genting HK on Cruise Ship Order

Patrick Yeung: Photo HFW

International maritime law partnership Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) says it has advised Chinese Percept Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited (Genting), on the group's second newbuild mega-cruise ship order in 12 months


Meyer Werft, Finland Plan to Buy STX Shipyard

STX Europes Turku shipyard in southwest Finland specializes in building post-Panama class cruise vessels. (Photo courtesy of STX Europe)

Germany's closely held Meyer Werft and the Finnish government are nearing a deal to buy the Turku shipyard in southwestern Finland from STX Europe , the Finnish economy ministry said on Monday. STX Europe belongs to Korean STX. The Turku shipyard specialises in building cruise ships and has


Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships

Norwegian Breakaway: Photo CCL cr Dickelbers

Norwegian Cruise Line says it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths.


Discussion: Cruise Ship Waste Management

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Ship to Shore flexible Recycling DEERBERG-SYSTEMS sets the course for the future of waste management onboard cruise ships With a round table discussion in Hamburg, DEERBERG-SYSTEMS said it is addressing the questions of tomorrow gathering cruise lines, ship yards, ports and disposal companies


Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Bulk carrier bow: File photo

No tankship orders noted the past week by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, but no lack of orders in the dry bulk carrier market, all from Far East shipbuilders. Dry bulk carriers Foremost Maritime are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have added a further four 180


Meyer Werft joins forces with STX Finland

photo: courtesy Meyer Werft

German cruise ship builder strengthens its yards.   MEYER WERFT joins forces with the STX Finland shipyard in Turku. Following weeks of negotiations the Finnish Government and MEYER WERFT signed a share purchase agreement with the current owner STX Europe






 
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