STX France Gets Luxury Cruise Ship Order

STX France has received an order from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to build a luxury cruise ship.

The Europa 2 will be acquired by a third-party proprietary company outside the TUI group after being delivered.

STX France will begin construction of the vessel at its Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France in September 2011, with delivery scheduled for 2013

The company expects the order to contribute to the expansion of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, which is part of TUI.