* China Heats Up
Carnival Corp said this morning they are going to grow again in China by basing a fourth ship in China, which the company said was the world’s fastest-growing cruise market.
Beginning in April 2015, the Costa brand will base the 114,500-ton Costa Serena (carrying up to 3,780 passengers) in Shanghai year round. It allows Carnival to say they are the first global cruise company with that many ships in the Chinese market.
* Fincantieri Delivers Regal Princess
There was cause for celebration in Italy on Sunday when Fincantieri, one of the “heavy industries” of the country, delivered a major product - a cruise ship, namely Regal Princess - to its buyer, one of only a handful of times it happens each year. (This is only the 65th cruise ship the company has ever built.) But in the weird, convoluted ways of the sea and shipbuilding, it wasn’t really handed over to Princess yet.
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