Symphony of the Seas Completes 80-Hour Sea Trial Run

The first set of sea trials for Royal Caribbean International’s new Symphony of the Seas is complete, according to STX France. The shipyard said the huge ship completed the 80-hour trial run, which included 1,000 nautical miles of sailing, between Feb. 15 and Feb. 18. The sea trial was a bit delayed due to poorContinue reading “Symphony of the Seas Completes 80-Hour Sea Trial Run”

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Fincantieri Signs Agreement for 50 Percent of STX France

Fincantieri today announced it has signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 50 percent of the share capital of STX France from the French State, represented by the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE). The agreement was valued at 59.7 million euro. The acquisition by Fincantieri is subject to the closing of the transactionContinue reading “Fincantieri Signs Agreement for 50 Percent of STX France”

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World’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, nearing completion

Symphony of the Seas The giant is almost ready. New photos from the shipyard building Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas — the largest cruise ship ever — show the vessel rapidly approaching the finishing stages of construction. As seen in the carousel above, the new images of the 230,000-ton ship show an exterior now gleaming with a finishing coatContinue reading “World’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, nearing completion”

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