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]


Check Also

Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, delivery, final, MAX, aircraft, type, low-cost, long-haul, flights

Norwegian’s last 737-800 delivery as MAX era starts

The airline takes delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800, an aircraft type that is already being replaced.

Norwegian, loss, profit, revenue, 2017, year, quarter, costs, oil, fuel, Kjos, result

Norwegian posts €30.7mn full-year loss

The negative result was influenced by global expansion, fleet renewal and other costs.

Norwegian, low-cost, Kjos, Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus, A321neo LR, Singapore, Asia, Argentina, South America, plans, strategy, UK, London, speech, Shard, transatlantic, long-haul, USA, Detroit, Philadelphia

Norwegian plots global expansion

But it is putting the UK first. It makes the first low-cost long-haul flight to South America today.

Norwegian, SEPLA, union, Spain, Ialy, bases, pilots, CBA, agreement, deal, Icelandair

Norwegian, Icelandair make deals with pilots

Separate agreements are signed with a union in Iceland – and unions in Spain and Italy.

Norwegian, France, Spain, Albania, Tirana, Bergen, Oslo, summer, 2018, Ibiza, Paris, Bastia, Corsica, flights, routes

Norwegian adds routes from Norway

Both year-round and seasonal routes are added to the low-cost carrier’s home network.

Norwegian, toilet, abort, return, Oslo, Munich, plumbers, working, fix

Sixty plumbers can’t fix Norwegian’s toilets

An aircraft carrying plumbers on a working trip from Oslo to Munich is forced to turn back.