MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have signed the final contracts for the construction of four luxury cruise ships.
The announcement follows a memorandum of agreement inked between the two parties in October 2018.
The contracts, subject to shipowner financing, have a total value exceeding EUR 2 billion (USD 2.2 billion).
The vessels will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 tons and will feature the latest maritime and environmental technologies available.
Under the agreement, the first of the four ships will be delivered by spring 2023. The remaining three will come into service one per year over the following three years through 2026.