MIAMI (Dec. 15, 2016) -- A new
133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company's Vista
class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. The
ship, under contract with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was originally
designated for the P&O Cruises Australia brand. In conjunction with this
change, Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O
Cruises Australia in late 2019.
The ship will offer many of Carnival's
most popular guest features, a wide range of accommodation types and a number
of new innovations unique to this vessel. The ship's name, homeport and
itinerary details will be announced at a later date.
"We are truly thrilled to have another
Vista class ship joining our fleet," said Christine Duffy, president of
Carnival Cruise Line. "Carnival Vista, which was named the best new ship of
2016 in the Cruise Critic Editors Picks awards, has proven to be the most
innovative and popular ship we've ever introduced. Consumer, travel agent and
media reaction to the Vista class design has been extraordinary and we are
elated to have two additional ships in this spectacular series now joining our
fleet – Carnival Horizon, which is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018, and
now a third in 2019."
Duffy added that the introduction of
these ships to the Carnival fleet provides the opportunity to offer the Vista
class experience from a variety of homeports in addition to creating exciting
new itinerary options across the balance of the Carnival Cruise Line fleet as
this additional capacity is integrated into the deployment mix.
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About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise
Line®" with 25 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas,
Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda,
Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Two 133,500-ton Vista
class ships are currently scheduled for delivery - Carnival Horizon in 2018 and
an as-yet-unnamed vessel in 2019. Additionally, two new 180,000-ton ships are
scheduled to enter service in 2020 and 2022.