Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Mardi Gras will offer a diverse schedule with six- to 15-day sailings visiting top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean beginning in summer 2020.
Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.
The naming of the next ship to join the fleet brings back the name of the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972 and started the wave of cruise holiday popularity in the United States.
Carnival Cruise Line has the first steel for its newest class of ship. At the same time, the American cruise giant revealed the new livery for the as yet unnamed 180,000-ton XL vessel.
Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, Graham, came together to mark the start of main construction work for this major investment at Ocean Terminal.
The move represents the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement programme that has brought a consistent level of experiences from WaterWorks aqua parks, speciality dining, entertainment, enhanced accommodations and amenities to the more than five million passengers who annually sail with the line.
Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new state-of-the-art terminal. The facility will be able to accommodate its new 180,000-ton ship, the largest ever constructed for the line, set to debut 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.
In a traditional maritime handover ceremony held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of the new 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in its fleet.
NBA hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal – also known as Shaq – has announced on TNT Inside the NBA that he has been given a new title, joining Carnival Cruise Line as their newly appointed CFO.