FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Radisson Seven Seas Cruises is planning to
order a 700-passenger ship, at about 46,000 to 50,000 tons, within
the next two weeks, said Mark Conroy, the line's president.
The contract will be awarded to either T. Mariotti of Italy or
the U.K.'s Cammell Laird.
The new ship will be a sister vessel to Seven Seas Mariner,
under construction at France's Chantiers de l'Atlantique and
scheduled to be delivered in late February 2001.
The new ship also will feature larger staterooms similar to ones
found on the Seven Seas Navigator, which Radisson launched last
year. Like Mariner, the new ship will be an all-suite, all-balcony