March 8, 2018

Fincantieri To Lenghten Two Grimaldi Cruise Ferries

Fincantieri and the Grimaldi Group have signed a letter of intent for the lengthening of CRUISE ROMA and CRUISE BARCELONA.
The construction of the sections that will be inserted in the ships will begin in 2018, while the end of the operations is expected by the summer of 2019.
The work will be done on the Palermo site, which has a great experience in such jobs (MSC Cruises, Silversea…)
Their length will change from 225m to 254m. The lane meters will improve from 3,000 to 3,700. Passenger capacity will jump from 3,000 to 3,500.

Reducing environmental impact and energy savings will be achieved by scrubbers and a system of mega lithium batteries, to power the ship during port calls.

Photo: Mike Louagie