De Wave Group secures multiple cruise ship contracts

Outfitting firm works on ships for Norwegian, Princess, Virgin, Seabourn and other operators 

De Wave Group secures multiple cruise ship contracts

De Wave Group

De Wave Group's team of expert technicians have worked on multiple cruise projects in 2022

By Rebecca Gibson |

Italy-based firm De Wave Group has successfully completed outfitting projects and secured new contracts for multiple cruise lines.

Recently, the group has completed work on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima, Seabourn Venture, Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady, Princess Cruises’ Discovery Princess, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Beyond, and Viking’s river cruise ship Viking Mars.

De Wave is now outfitting the ultra-luxury suites onboard Seabourn Pursuit at the Cantieri Mariotti yard and is also involved in the construction of Virgin’s fourth ship, Brilliant Lady, at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente yard.

This year, De Wave has also signed a contract to refurbish more than 600 cabins and other public spaces onboard Oceania Cruises’ vessels Marina and Riviera at Chantier Naval de Marseille. In addition, it has secured contracts to outfit the public areas onboard the new Norwegian Cruise Line ships under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard, as well as to work on the “top suites” of a Royal Caribbean International vessel that is being built by French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique.

In total, its 2022 order book has reached €104 million so far.

"De Wave is taking profit from a robust market but also from diversification of outfitting interventions,” said Riccardo Pompili, CEO of the group. “New orders and the positive balance of work already delivered allow us to confirm that 2022 is set to sail before the wind. In addition to newbuildings, an increasingly consistent market share is growing thanks to refitting of ships in operation for more than 10 years. Shipowners are asking for renewal of the fleet, and we are ready to satisfy them. Italy is a leader in the sector and De Wave is able to provide skills and workers to accelerate the energy transition too.”

De Wave has also expanded to include two new companies – Tecnavi and FCR Finland.

“These companies allowed us to implement our skills and offer a full service to the market,” said Pompili.


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