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New Coral Geographer Ready for Delivery

Coral Expeditions (Logo)The new Coral Geographer is closer to delivery from VARD in Vietnam, according to Project Manager Frank Krone. The 120-guest ship is a sister to the 2019-built Coral Adventurer and is now poised to make her debut in Cairns, Australia, on March 1. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fincantieri And Ponant Sign An Moa For The Construction Of 2 New-generation Cruise Ships for Paul Gauguin Cruises

Currently PG Cruises operates the Paul GauguinFincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), worth about 300 million euro, for the construction and design of 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT, a subsidiary of Artemis Group (holding company of the Pinault family). The MoA also envisages an option for one further sistership. (more…)

Sea Trials success for Coral Adventurer (Video)

Sea Trials success for Coral Adventurer (LATTE – Luxuy Australian Travel Trade e-News)

Coral Expeditions has completed the first sea trials of its new ship, Coral Adventurer, which is on track for delivery in April 2019. Following final touches, including the installation of a collection of Australian art and photographs, the Coral Adventurer will begin her sold-out maiden voyage from Singapore to Darwin on 24 April.






Vard lands order from Norwegian buyer

Vard has secured a contract for the construction of one vessel for an undisclosed Norwegian customer. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from one of Vard’s shipyards in Norway in the fourth quarter of 2019. The contract value is approximately NOK 200 million (US$24.5 million). Vard has not yet released any details on the vessel. (bairdmaritime.com)

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Hapag-Lloyd Orders Third Hanseatic Expedition Ship

Coming off a strong first-half performance in 2018, TUI Group said its board had approved a third Hanseatic-class newbuild for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The 230-guest ship will join the Hapag-Lloyd fleet from VARD in 2021, following the Hanseatic Nature and Inspiration, which will be delivered next year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant  (Artist impression, Stirling Design Int.)Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) – one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels – has signed a contract worth approx. 270 million euros with the French cruise company PONANT for the design and construction of one luxury polar expedition cruise vessel, with delivery in the second quarter of 2021. (more…)