Carnival Corp will launch four cruise ships in 2019 across three of its brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises
Carnival Corp will launch four cruise ships in 2019 across three of its brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises.
The new vessels include Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama; Sky Princess, Princess Cruises’ fourth Royal-class ship; and Costa Smeralda, the second of Carnival Corporation’s 11 new ships joining the fleet between 2018 and 2025 that can be powered by LNG both in port and at sea; as well as Costa Venezia, Costa Cruises’ first ship designed and built specifically for the China market.
The four ships are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy with 20 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2019 and 2025.
These new ships build on the success of Carnival Corporation’s four ships launched in 2018, Carnival Horizon from Carnival Cruise Line, Seabourn Ovation from Seabourn, Nieuw Statendam from Holland America Line and most recently, AIDAnova – the world’s first cruise ship that can be powered by LNG both in port and at sea – from AIDA Cruises.
“Each launch of a new ship generates lots of interest and excitement among consumers, whether they are among our many loyal guests or are new to cruising,” said Carnival Corp chief communications officer Roger Frizzell. “Our four new ships in 2019 will be no exception as our brands will introduce spectacular new vessels that have been designed with one purpose in mind: to dazzle our guests as they enjoy an extraordinary vacation experience.”
Carnival Panorama from Carnival Cruise Line is expected to launch in December 2019 and will become the brand’s first new ship to homeport in California in 20 years. It is third in the line’s highly successful Vista-class series, the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line, which includes Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.
Sky Princess from Princess Cruises is expected to launch in October 2019. New to Sky Princess are sky suites, centrally located on the top deck. Measuring 65 m2 and with a 270° panorama, the suites feature the largest private balconies at sea.
Costa Venezia from Costa Cruises – expected to launch March 2019 – is designed with Chinese consumers’ preference in mind. It is the brand’s first ship built specifically for the China market.
Costa Smeralda from Costa Cruises is expected to launch in October 2019 and will be Costa Cruises’ first vessel able to be powered in port and at sea by LNG.
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