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Carnival Orders 9 New Ships



Carnival Corporation announced today that they’re placing an order for nine new ships, to be spread across multiple brands over a four-year period from 2019 – 2022.

The Breakdown

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A and German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will each build new ships based on Carnival Corporation’s next-generation ship designs.

Fincantieri, the world’s largest cruise ship building company, will develop and construct five ships at its shipyards in Monfalcone and Marghera, Italy.

The new ships are expected to serve established cruise markets in North America and Europe, as well as newer markets, including China.

Currently, Carnival Cruise Line is slated for the delivery of Carnival Vista in Spring 2016, while Holland America Line has the ms Koningsdam debuting around the same time.

Who does Carnival Corp. own?

  • Cunard Line
  • AIDA Cruises
  • Costa Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Holland America Line
  • P&O Cruises

There isn’t any word of the how large each ship will be or what brand will get what ship.


Source/photo: Carnival Corp.

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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