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Five New Ships Finalized for Carnival Corporation



On Saturday, Carnival Corporation announced that it has finalized contracts with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build five new cruise ships as part of a memorandum of agreement announced in 2015.

Who Gets Ships?

  • Princess Cruises, 143,700-ton
  • Princess Cruises, 143,700-ton
  • Costa Asia, 135,000-ton,
  • Costa Asia, 135,000-ton
  • P&O Cruises Australia, 135,000-ton

Ship deliveries are expected in 2019 and 2020.

Carnival Corporation’s new ships will be specifically designed and developed for each brand and the guests and markets it will serve, supporting the corporation’s overall goal of providing extraordinary  vacation experiences for an exceptional value for its guests around the world. The five new ships across three brands will be built at Fincantieri’s shipyards in Monfalcone and Marghera, Italy.

Carnival Corporation has a total of 16 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2020.

Doug Parker is the producer and host of the Cruise Radio podcast and the daily Cruise Radio News briefs. Tune in where you listen to your favorite podcast.

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