The Finnish state and Meyer Werft have finalised the purchase of the whole share capital of STX Finland Oy from STX Europe Ltd. The company's new name is Meyer Turku Oy. In addition, Meyer Turku and TUI Cruises have agreed on two new options, for Mein Schiff 7 and 8, for delivery in 2018 and 2019.
A decade ago, cruise ship supply centered around Miami. Now, with vessels deployed across the globe, it's a more complex business. However, there is also a trend by some operators to use more local products to reflect the regions visited. And it's not just the cost of the goods but the total supply chain that must be considered. Plus, there is increasing focus on environmental costs.
Meyer Werft laid the keel for what will be Norwegian Cruise Line's largest ship during festivities in Papenburg. At the ceremony, block 35/41, the first of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600gt Norwegian Escape, was lifted into the covered building dock, officially marking the start of construction.
The European Sea Ports Organisation gathered with four major European cruise port associations in Barcelona to announce enhanced cooperation between the different organisations representing over 280 cruise ports across Europe.
Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmö Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Environmental Initiative) and Excursions Ltd. (Innovative Shorex) were all honoured Wednesday night as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583