Carnival Vista 2 Launched Today

Carnival passed another milestone today in the construction of Vista 2 (she is currently unnamed) when they launched a 300 foot section of the upcoming ship into the water at Fincantieri shipyard in Naples, Italy.

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From Naples, the piece (which is actually deck 0 of the cruise ship) will be towed to meet her other section of Vista at shipyard near Venice, Italy.

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In attendance were shipyard personal and Carnival Cruise Line’s President Christine Duffy and Senior Cruise Director John Heald.

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As tradition has it, the ship was resting on an inclines and connected to the pier by a cord, Carnival’s president cut the cord and sent the section of Carnival Vista 2 into the harbor.

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One the cord was cut the ship rolled down the ramp and floated into the harbor where it was retired by chains and a tug boat.

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The launch ceremony concluded with Carnival’s president being presented with two dozen roses from the shipyard. The piece will sit dockside for a week before being towed to a location near Venice.

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The 133,500-ton Carnival Vista 2 is expected to launch in Spring 2018.

Carnival Vista just launched on May 1

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