* Celebrity Orders New Class
Royal Caribbean signed a letter of intent today with STX France for a pair of vessels today for their Celebrity brand. The company already has an order with the yard to build Oasis 3.
The ships will be a new class of vessel with the working name of Project Edge. They will be sized at 117,000 tons and will have 2,900 lower berths.
* Virgin Hires a CEO
The Virgin Group made it official today: They are entering the cruise business and creating Virgin Cruises, and Bain Capital will be their investment partner.
Making it seem more real, they announced they have hired a CEO, cruise industry veteran Tom McAlpin.
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