* Construction Begins on Viking Star
Fincantieri cut the first steel today for Viking Ocean’s Viking Star, Viking’s first oceangoing small cruise ship.
* Carnival Extends in Tampa
The Port of Tampa reports that Carnival Corp has signed an agreement with the port to homeport ships there through 2015 with options for two one-year extensions. The agreement covers both the Carnival and Holland America brands.
* Carnival Sues BAE
Carnival has sued BAE Systems, where Carnival Triumph was being repaired in Mobile, over the incident where the ship broke free of its moorings during high winds on April 3. The suit is seeking more than $12 million in damages.
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