Preview of the SeaWalk on the Royal Princess

USA Today’s Gene Sloan was over in Italy recently to check on the progress of Princess’ newest ship, the Royal Princess. While touring Fincanteri, he was able to check out the glass-bottomed SeaWalk. Check ou...

Viking Ocean Cruises Newbuild Goes Official

After falling through with STX yards and switching the bid to Italy’s Fincanteri, the contract was officially signed. The contract calls for 2, 47,000grt ships with a capacity of about 944....

Carnival Breeze Completes Sea Trials [PHOTOS]

The 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze, conducts sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in preparation for its inaugural June 3 voyage from Venice, Italy.   More photos below: (more…)...

Viking Ocean Cruises Switches Shipyards

Back in December, Viking River Cruises surprised the industry when they announced that they will build 2 new 888pax ocean going ships in STX France yards. This will be the lines first attempt in blue water crui...

Yard Execs Criticize Japan’s Mitsubishi on AIDA pricing

Buzz on the floor today is after leaders from major European shipyards heavily criticized the Mitsubishi deal with AIDA. They claimed that that the pricing model of the AIDA ship is “unstable”. Corrado Antonini, Fincantieri chairman Mitsubishi has come up ...

Carnival Corp. Places 3 Ship Orders

Carnival Corp. announced 2 newbuild agreements they entered into. The first deal inked with Carnival Favorite Fincanteri, calls for one ship for Italian/European brand Costa Crociere. The unnamed vessel will...

Princess Newbuild Leaked Photo?

(Click for larger) Is this the new princess newbuild? It could be. This new ship will be the largest Princess ship to date. She made news the other day when Carnival and Princess firmed up the order for her...