Carnival Cruise Line is building another new cruise ship to join its massive fleet.
On July 7, Fincantieri, an Italian ship builder, held a keel laying ceremony in its Marghera, Italy shipyard to commence work on the new, yet-to-be-named ship scheduled to deploy in 2019.
First announced in late 2016, the vessel will be the latest edition to the line’s Vista-class of ships, the largest class in Carnival’s fleet. The new ship will join the Carnival Vista that debuted in May 2016 and the Carnival Horizon, which is yet to debut. These are the first ships created for Carnival’s fleet since 2012’s Carnival Breeze.
The new ship will be approximately 133,500 gross tons and 1,060 feet long and will hold 3,974 passengers.
Although it is still in its preliminary stages of development, the ship will include extensive onboard entertainment, such as theaters, restaurants, shops, and wellness center. The ship will reportedly also have a private area for VIP guests to access an exclusive pool and bar with their own poolside seating called the Havana Club. It’s a popular feature that is currently on the Carnival Vista.
Itineraries and the ship’s home port have yet to be announced.
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