Neptun Ship Design in Rostock is being acquired as an independent subsidiary of MV Werften to provide design services for the shipyard group. In addition to MV Werften's own designers at its yards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund and a designer network throughout Europe, further significant engineering capacities are being united under one roof.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ordered a third ship in its 750-passenger series at Fincantieri. The sister of Seven Seas Explorer and of 2020's Seven Seas Splendor is scheduled for 2023 delivery.

London-based AD Associates is leading the initial planning, feasibility studies and concept design for Crystal Cruises' next-generation Diamond-class ships.

Subsidiaries of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings entered into separate credit agreements for the fifth and sixth Project Leonardo ships for Norwegian Cruise Line and for the newly announced Allura-class ships for Oceania Cruises.

With a price per berth of around $546,000, the Allura-class ships for Oceania Cruises cost about 30% more than the brand's last newbuilds, according to UBS.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced an order for the next generation of ships for Oceania Cruises. The Allura-class pair will be built at Fincantieri for delivery in 2022 and 2025.

A whopping 25 ocean-going newbuilds are set to sail into service for the global cruise industry this year, according to Seatrade's orderbook.

It has been 25 years since the first sailing of Langkapuri Star Aquarius from Singapore in 1993, and Genting Cruise Lines marked its silver anniversary there with festivities aboard Genting Dream on Friday.

Scanship said it has entered into a contract with one of the major European shipyards for delivery of advanced wastewater purification systems for two mega-cruise newbuilds. The contract also includes supplies for two optional vessels.

More than 200 staff who have been working on the construction of Coral Expeditions’ new flagship, Coral Adventurer, at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam, celebrated her float out.
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