Genoa - Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard), designer and builder of specialized vessels, signed a contract with the Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions for the design and construction of one expedition cruise vessel. The delivery of the new unit is scheduled in Q1 2019 from the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. The vessel, measuring a total length of 93.5 meters with a beam of 17.2 meters, will be developed by Vard Design in Norway in close cooperation with the client. She will have a guest accommodation capacity of 120 and cruise in the regions of Asia-Pacific. The vessel will be built according to the highest standards in terms of comfort and customer care.