First new Chinese built cruise ships aimed at the Chinese cruise market.
Italian group Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a non-binding agreement with Carnival Corporation and CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital) for the construction of the first new cruise ships to be built in China for the Chinese market.
The new ships will be based on the Vista-class platform, ships built by Fincantieri for the Carnival Group, and the design will be tailored for the specific tastes of the Chinese travellers. The new Chinese cruise brand of the joint venture between Carnival, CSSC and CIC Capital will operate the units. The first delivery is expected in 2022 with an option for two additional ships.
Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime