On 15 November 2018, Meyer Turku started production of the first 180,000 gross tonne cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Line.
The new ship will be the largest ever built for the cruise line and the first cruise ship based in North America to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority have reached an agreement in principle for a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal to accommodate the cruise line’s new 180,000 gross tone ship.
The new ship which will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line is expected to launch in 2020.
Carnival Cruise Line has revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation.
The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting 01 March 2019. The makeover will see all of the cruise line’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations added to the ship, as well as updates to all staterooms.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship the 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon was christened in New York City on 23 May 2018 during an overnight gala event held on board the ship.
Carnival Horizon was named by its Godmother the Grammy award-winning music artist and acclaimed actress Queen Latifah.
Flooding on board the Carnival Cruise Line cruise ship Carnival Dream has affected over 50 staterooms. The flooding was caused by a burst water pipe on board the vessel on Deck 9.
The 128,000 gross tonne Carnival Dream was sailing from Belize to Cozumel when the flooding is believed to have occurred on 03 May 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon set sail on its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain on 03 April 2018.
The 13-night Mediterranean cruise will visit Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy - Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy - Naples, Italy - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece - Messina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy - Valletta, Malta and Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy before arriving back to Barcelona on 15 April.
Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of the brand new 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon on 28 March 2018 at the Fincanteri shipyard in Italy.
Carnival Horizon is the 26th cruise ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and a sister ship to Carnival Vista which launched in 2016.
Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that the Grammy award-winning music artist, acclaimed television and film actress, author and entrepreneur, Queen Latifah will be Godmother to its newest ship, Carnival Horizon.
The newest addition to the Carnival Cruise Line fleet will be officially named in New York City on 23 May 2018 during an invitation-only gala overnight event on board Carnival Horizon.
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.