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.
The terms of the agreement are expected to be discussed during the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ meeting which will take place on 29 August 2018.
If approved, the agreement will see Carnival Cruise Line’s new as-yet-unnamed 5,286-passenger ship homeport at Port Canaveral.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We are very excited about the prospects of homeporting our largest ship at Port Canaveral, a valued business partner for more than 25 years. Easily accessible from all over the southeast with excellent facilities and friendly staff, Port Canaveral is one of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports. This fantastic new ship, coupled with our future plans for Port Canaveral, will provide guests with an unparalleled seagoing vacation experience from the minute they arrive.”
Construction of the new ship for Carnival Cruise Line is expected to commence in November 2018 at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland. Further details about the ship and cruise itineraries will be announced at the later date.