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01 June 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:21 GMT+2

March 14, 2019

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MSC has confirmed to Fincantieri the orders for four new cruise ships of luxury

They will have all a tonnage of about 64.000 tons

The shipowning group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed the orders to Fincantieri for the construction of four cruise ships of luxury having agreed today the definitive contracts(on 18 October 2018). The contracts, subjects to the financing of the shipowner, have a advanced total value to the two billions of euro. The four new units will have all a tonnage of about 64.000 tons and will be characterized by the marine solutions of next generation and the most recent technologies for the protection of the atmosphere. Ognuna will be equipped of 481 suite and by a highly innovative design, and will introduce solutions to the vanguard for comfort and the relax of the hosts. As expected from the terms of the agreement, before the four ships extra-I dislocate will be delivered in the spring of 2023. The others three will enter per year in service in next the three years until 2026.

"With the order today - it has emphasized Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of division MSC Cruises - MSC enters in a new segment that has a potential fort to total level. Even if we are already you anticipate in the market premium with MSC Yacht club, service available on fleet MSC Cruises, our new luxury brand will deliver to this field particular and in strong increase a fantastic ship and a experience to live. We are moreover proud to once again collaborate with Fincantieri for the development and the construction of other an innovative and exclusive class of ships".

"How much we today announce - the managing director of Fincantieri has commented, Giuseppe Bono - confirmation the ability and the force of our group to convert the soft backlog in workload. We are satisfied to have centered this important objective in less than five months from the preliminary agreement. The reputation of Fincantieri on a complex market as that crocieristico is to the historical maximums, and our leadership also in the segment of the luxury, between most active in absolute, is strengthened ulteriorly with these four ships, hand in hand to the relation with MSC and its plans of increase".

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