Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its next new Vista-class cruise ship, which is scheduled to be launch in November 2019.
The 133,500 gross tonne ship will be named Carnival Panorama, joining sister ships Carnival Horizon, set to launch in April 2018 and Carnival Vista which entered service in 2016.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 1991-built Carnival Ecstasy has emerged from dry dock following a multi-million dollar refurbishment, which saw various new dining and beverage venues added to the ship.
The 2,056-passenger Carnival Ecstasy spent two weeks in dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas from 10 January – 24 January 2017.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its latest new cruise ship, Carnival Horizon, will offer cruises from Barcelona, New York and Miami during its maiden season next year.
The 133,500 gross tonne cruise ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on 02 April 2018 and cruise the Mediterranean. Unlike her sister ship the Carnival Vista, the newer ship will offer just four cruises from Barcelona. The ship will then cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York in May 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will be repositioning three of the cruise line’s largest ships to cruise from new homeports in 2018.
The newest ship to join the fleet, the 133,550 gross tonne Carnival Vista, will move to Galveston in September 2018. The ship will offer seven-night cruises every Sunday, cruising to the western Caribbean, visiting ports of call such as Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 113,323 gross tonne Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in 2019, after the Australian cruise line cancels its plans for its first new-build cruise ship.
Instead, Carnival Cruise Lines will now receive a third Vista-class ship which is set to be delivered and enter service in late 2019. Carnival Splendor will be transferred to the P&O Cruises Australia fleet in late 2019, when the new Carnival Cruise Line ship launches.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 1995-build Carnival Imagination is to undergo a three week, multi-million-dollar dry-dock this month which will see a variety of exciting new food and beverage concepts added to the ship.
New features will includes many of the latest food and beverage concepts found on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ships, including Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Cherry On Top.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the second Vista-class ship will be named Carnival Horizon. The 3,936-passenger ship is under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and will weigh in at 133,500 gross tonnes.
"The name Carnival Horizon not only reflects the ship's unique connection with the sea with so many spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces but also the boundless array of options that guests of all ages are sure to enjoy," Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a news release.