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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Newbuilds Abound!!
« on: Dec 09, 2014, 12:59 PM »
It would seem there is a real market for cruising these days!!

Celebrity Cruises have orders for two vessels placed with STX France - delivery 2018 and 2020 respectively.
The Edge class vessel design will be based on the successful 5 ship Solstice class (Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette & Reflection) of vessel but on a smaller scale.
http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/two-edge-class-ships-ordered-by-celebrity-cruises/

Their parent company Royal Carribean have:
3 new Quantum class
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum-class_cruise_ship
and
2 new Oasis class vessels on order also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis-class_cruise_ship

Seabourn have ordered another Tihany class ship from Fincantieri in Italy
http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/another-tihany-class-seabourn-newbuild-ordered/

P&O have Britannia coming next year
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6436.0.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Britannia_(2015)

And Branson appears to making an entry into the cruise market with the Virgin brand also.
http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/virgin-cruises-announced-as-the-worlds-newest-cruise-line/

I think MSC and Costa both have newbuilds on the go - some of this is fleet replacement but most of it is additions to existing tonnage.

We're going to run out of room for all these ships!!

 :o

Gav

« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2014, 08:42 AM by Clydebuilt1971 »

Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: Newbuilds Abound!!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2014, 06:55 PM »
MSC do I think have new fantasia class ships on order. They are also lengthening 2 ships, Armonia and another  of the same class. There is a fascinating youtube film of the process here
Britannia is currently undergoing sea trials in the Adriatic according to her AIS transmissions.

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Newbuilds Abound!!
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2016, 07:49 AM »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-09/energy-world-s-newest-supership-misses-the-boat-on-lng-pricing

It's longer than three soccer fields and heavier than two aircraft carriers...

Shell says it’s not technically a ship because it won’t propel itself between destinations...

Online Hank Hargrove

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Re: Newbuilds Abound!!
« Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2016, 05:56 PM »

And Branson appears to making an entry into the cruise market with the Virgin brand also.
http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/virgin-cruises-announced-as-the-worlds-newest-cruise-line/

Gav

Still not quite sure what to think of the design as they lack a bow completely.

A photo of their design can be seen at the bottom of the page here:

http://maritimematters.com/future-ships/

In addition, take a look at the "the total gross tonnage on order" at the bottom of the page.
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Offline Bob C.

Re: Newbuilds Abound!!
« Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 2017, 01:52 AM »
It would be interesting to explore the timeline of the evolution of the TransAtlantic liner without the advent and dominance of the jetliner and air travel. 

Offline Twynkle

P&O announce new ship: MV Iona
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 08:19 PM »
Read all about it:
Running on LNG - to carry an expected 5,200 passengers.
Another mega-ship - why?
#smallissobeautiful
https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=8659

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Re: P&O announce new ship: MV Iona
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 08:21 PM »
As was said elsewhere, sounds like a Calmac ferry....
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Re: P&O announce new ship: MV Iona
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 12:03 AM »
Another carbuncle not on my "must voyage on" list (even if I was able to cruise).
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