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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Wärtsilä Corporation has booked an order in February to supply environmentally-sound diesel engines to Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, for the new post-Panamax cruise ship contracted there by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) and to be operated by Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of RCL. The ship is due for delivery in autumn 2008. Wärtsilä will deliver four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 46 engines having a combined power of 67,200 kW
Royal Caribbean Cruises contracts for a third Quantum-class cruise ship to be constructed in the Meyer Werft shipyard. The delivery is for mid-2016 and the price and terms of the new ship are similar to the price and terms of the first two Quantum-class ships, subject to financing conditions
Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever constructed in Germany, floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II at the end of February. The luxury cruise ship will undertake sea trials before her delivery to the owner and passage to her home port of New York by May 7th
Information provided by Meyer Werft, the builders of the 'Norwegian Getaway' is as follows: A fire leading to significant smoke formation broke out on a ship newbuilding in the covered building dock II. At present the shipyard’s fire brigade and members of the Papenburg fire department are
Celebrity Cruises’ new cruiseliner, Celebrity Reflection, has been equipped with an extensive range of navigation, automation and entertainment systems from SAM Electronics and its associate L-3 companies. Built by Meyer Werft in Germany at a reported cost of $750m, the 315m 126
After just 17 months under construction Meyer Werft plans to float out the new cruise ship Tuesday, weather permitting. The 145,000 gt cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, has already been undergoing extensive tests and machinery trials. Following the float-out from Covered Building Dock ll
2012 presented a number of interesting challenges for the Transas ship modeling and hydrodynamics department, not least of which was the high fidelity modeling of more than ten vessels successfully completed for various high-profile members of the global Cruise Industry.
Cruise Line Celebrates Project Sunshine milestone, Steel Cutting and Reveals Names of Newest Ships. Royal Caribbean International took a major step this week in the development of the cruise line’s next generation of cruise ships when the first piece of steel was cut for
The new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, 'Coral Energy', is for the Dutch owner Anthony Veder, based in Rotterdam. The ship is the first of a new gas tanker type which is equipped with an eco-friendly dual-fuel engine. The tanker is operated with natural gas bringing the emissions of the
Bolidt has announced that well-known creative forces at Tillberg Design and SMC Design have selected the company to supply flooring for Norwegian Cruise Line’s (Norwegian) newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. Many of the ship’s main public areas will be enhanced by
Shipyards in the major exporting regions all report significant year-on-year drops in new contracting activity. For new-buildings there is no doubt that the market continues to remain challenging, particularly for the larger and more conventionally orientated facilities
First block set in place at the Meyer Werft Shipyard as construction begins on second Breakaway-class ship. Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from Meyer Werft took part in the Keel Laying Ceremony of Norwegian Getaway at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany
Fifth ship for US cruise company Celebrity Cruises scheduled to launch from the Papenberg, Germany, building dock . On early Sunday morning of 12 August, 2012, the Celebrity Reflection, the new cruise ship for the US cruise company Celebrity Cruises (Miami)
Norwegian Cruise Line's first 'Breakaway Class' cruise ship begins to take shape at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany The keel laying of the cruise ship with the yard number S.678 was celebrated at the Meyer Werft shipyard recently
ABB wins order for Azipod propulsion & electrical systems for two new 4,100 passenger cruise ships ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to be built
Royal Caribbean orders another Sunshine class cruise ship Royal Caribbean has opted to exercise an option to build a second Sunshine-class cruise ship, to be delivered in Spring 2015. Royal Caribbean's decision to build the second of the yet-to-be-seen class of ships feel