American Classic Voyages Co. and Atlantic Marine, Inc. announced the signing of a shipyard construction contract for the first two vessels in Delta Queen Coastal Cruises, a new fleet of 226-passenger U.S.-flag coastal ships.
Under the terms of the $60 million contract, Atlantic Marine will build two 300-feet diesel-driven, 226-passenger vessels, with an option for a third vessel. The fixed contract price for each of the initial two ships is $30 million. The first ship is expected to enter service in spring, 2001; and the second ship is expected to enter service in summer, 2001.
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