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.