Wednesday, November 5, 2008

From the More Movies Department

A couple of weeks ago in an interview with Princess' Rai Caluori (EVP of Fleet Operations), he told CND readers about future plans Princess had to enhance the fleet. Those including expanding the popular Movies Under the Stars fleetwide.

Today, Princess released the schedule:

Golden Princess - May 2009
Dawn Princess - June 2009
Coral Princess - October 2009
Sun Princess - April 2010
Island Princess - October 2010
Diamond Princess - November 2010
Sapphire Princess - 2011

Monday, November 3, 2008

Costa Opens Third Berth at Savona

Europe's cruise industry continues to expand, and to accommodate it, Costa has enlarged their Palacrociere terminal at Savona (near Genoa) to accommodate a third ship.

The third berth is being inaugurated today by Costa Concordia as it departs on a 7-day western Mediterranean cruise.

Aker Changes Name

Korean shipbuilding giant's, STX, takeover of Aker Yards became more obvious today. The company's name officially changed to STX Europe today.

In addition to 9 cruise ships, in 2008, STX Europe yards will deliver 28 offshore and other specialized vessels and 2 chemical tankers. Next year, STX Europe will deliver the world's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas.