MSC Orders Fifth Meraviglia-Class Ship

MSC Cruises has just announced that they ordered a fifth Meraviglia Plus-class ship. The announcement was made at a ceremony at STX France (what it's still being called for the time being). During the event, MS...

Symphony of the Seas Handed Over to Royal Caribbean

Pre-signing.  Jean-Yves Jaouen, COO and Laurent Castaing, General Manager at STX France. Then in the center is Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Michael Bayley, President & CE...

End to the STX France Saga?

There may finally be an end to the saga with STX France and Fincantieri.It originally seemed that Fincantieri would be the majority stakeholder in the French yard that would see everything change over to the Italians. This would be similar to what the ...
Harmony of the Seas Departing Port Everglades. Captured by Greg Dragonetti 11/5/2016

[UPDATED] France Nationalizes STX France

UPDATE:  France and Italy would like to have a new deal in place by September 27. Both finance ministers have already met to start the conversations.They are quoted as wanting to create an "Airbus of the na...
Exclusive render of MSC World Class

Here’s What MSC’s World Class Will Look Like

During the MSC Meraviglia events in France, MSC showed the audience a render of their new World Class vessels. The first 200,000gt ship will be delivered from STX France in 2022. We have a long ways to go befor...

First Look: MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises is about to receive the MSC Meraviglia. This is the first in the new Meraviglia class of vessels. The first photos have started leaking out from the shipyard. Check these out. This ship looks amazing.Stunning promenade onboard (via @AntonyPara...

Is Fincantieri About to Buy STX France?

The STX France built Harmony of the Seas Departing Port EvergladesIt certainly looks like it. STX France is owned by South Korean based STX Offshore, part of the STX Group. That group has been in some pret...

Royal Caribbean Orders Fifth Oasis-class and More Edge Class

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today the signing of a MOU for a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021 and two additional Edge-class ships scheduled for delivery in the Fall of each of 2021 and 2022. All three ships to be built at ST...