Costa Cruises and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have celebrated the official float-out ceremony of Costa Firenze. The ship is the second for the brand designed and built specifically for the Chinese market.
Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The ship becomes the 27th in the fleet and the third vessel in the popular Vista class.
The deal will see the formation of a joint venture to manage the existing cruise facilities on the island, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port.
Carnival Corporation has officially begun construction of its first terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo. Building was launched with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives.
Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will develop a new cruise port destination primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama, and construction of a new addition, including a pier, on the Bahamian island of Little San Salvador, home to Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay port.
Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed a decision from the Miami-Dade County Commission to approve a proposal for a complete renovation of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami.
Carnival Corporation has appointed Sandra Rowlett as vice president of a newly created incident analysis group. She reports directly to Peter Anderson, the newly appointed chief ethics and compliance officer for Carnival Corporation, and is based at the company’s headquarters in Miami.
Carnival Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Peter Anderson to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer. Based at the company’s headquarters in Miami, Anderson will be a member of the executive leadership team and report directly to Carnival Corporation chief executive Arnold Donald.
The first steel was cut earlier at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for the Costa Toscana. The ship is the second of two new sister ships ordered by Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation.
Carnival Corporation will seek to significantly eliminate its purchase and consumption of non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021. The effort to reduce single-use plastics across its nine global cruise line brands is part of an expansion of Operation Oceans Alive.
Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that Netherlands-based Boskalis will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “floating dry dock” facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods.