The awards celebrated the entire cruise design supply chain, with design studio SMC Design, cruise line Carnival Cruise Line, shipyard Fincantieri and suppliers Agua Fabrics all scooping the top awards.
The cruise interiors supply chain gathered at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe on 2 December to celebrate the achievements of the entire community at the Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, with Global Headline Sponsor Kalmar. Among the winners were SMC Design who collected two accolades, Carnival Cruise Line and Fincantieri.
Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one for diversification and innovation. It is a leader in cruise ship design and construction, and is a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, and from high-complexity special vessels, cruise ships and ferries to mega yachts. Fincantieri also provides services in ship repairs and conversions, cruise ship interior solutions, production of systems, mechanical and electrical component equipment, and after-sales services.
With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 ships built, Fincantieri maintains its know-how, expertise and management centres in Italy, where it employs 10,000 workers and has created up to 90,000 jobs. Worldwide, it has a production network of 18 shipyards operating in four continents and employing over 20,000 members of staff. Fincantieri’s main strategic leverage is in expanding its competences and skills. This key element allows the company to successfully operate in its core business, as well as in different high value-added sectors and markets in terms of organizational structure, management of complexity, innovation, and sustainability.