Carnival Corp places three-ship order for Europe

Order worth more than $2 billion is sign of optimism in European market

 

 

European cruise brands belonging to US-based Carnival Corp. will get three new ships worth more than $2 billion. The world’s biggest cruise company said that its order conveyed its long-term optimism in the European market. Germany-based AIDA Cruises will benefit from two additional 3,250-passenger ships costing a total of $1.3 billion, while Italy-based Costa Cruises will receive a 3,700-passenger vessel worth almost $800 million. The vessels will be the biggest yet for both brands, the Costa ship due for delivery in October 2014 and the AIDA ships due in spring 2015 and in 2016. Insiders say that Carnival managed to get good deals for the construction of the ships, from Italy’s Fincantieri for the Costa vessel and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan for the AIDA ships.
Miami Herald
[photo: Costa enters the Norwegian ports Molde and Andalsnes; courtesy Cruise Europe]

x

Check Also

AirAsia, Ryanair, Norwegian, best, low-cost, budget, airline, world, Skytrax

Norwegian beaten as top budget airline

Sifting through the 2018 World Airline Awards for LCCs, Norwegian comes second (32nd overall), Ryanair 11th (64th overall).

Norway, tourism, economy

Travel brings billions to Norway’s economy

A new survey shows that foreigners flying to Norway with Norwegian, SAS and Widerøe are boosting the economy in a big way.

SAS, delays, flights, travel, SAS, Norwegian, Icelandair, Europe, airlines, biggest, longest, summer, July, Finnair, KLM

Flight delays skyrocket in Nordics and Europe

SAS is not the only airline struggling to keep to its timetables this summer, with Icelandair and Norwegian faring worse.

Norwegian, Brazil, cleared, low-cost, long-haul

Brazil clears Norwegian to operate flights

Flights to Brazil are "characterised by low competition and high prices. Norwegian Air intends to reverse that.”

Norwegian, South America, Brazil, strategy, flights, aircraft, transatlantic, low-cost, passengers, record, July, load factor, numbers

Norwegian sets passenger record, confirms Brazil

Norwegian confirms that it has applied to the authorities of another country with “great potential”.

Rolls-Royce, Trent 1000, 900, fault, cost, results, loss, profit, airlines, aircraft, Boeing, dreamliner, 787, BMW

Rolls-Royce budgets €1.7bn to fix engines

Major customers of the Trent 1000 include Boeing, which uses the faulty engines on its 787s.