Economic diplomacy – Letter of intent for the construction of three ships by STX (May 26, 2016)


After the delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, the Saint-Nazaire shipyard has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) to build an additional three ships.

That will bring the number of cruise ships ordered from Saint-Nazaire to 11.

This latest success will help preserve jobs at the Saint-Nazaire site, after 400 new hires in 2015.

We applaud the success of these shipyards which – as Jean-Marc Ayrault emphasized – are emblematic of France’s industrial excellence and attractiveness.