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Princess and Holland America Order New Ships

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Carnival Corporation has just announced that they’ve signed an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new ships.  The new vessels will be designed for Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.  With this new agreement, Carnival Corporation now has 19 new ships scheduled to be delivered from 2017 to 2022.

Holland America

Holland America’s new ship will be built in Marghera, Italy with an expected delivery in 2021.  It will be the line’s third Pinnacle-class vessel, following the design of Koningsdam and the upcoming Nieuw Statendam.  The ship will be 99,500 gross tons, and hold approximately 2,660 guests.

The new ship will combine classic features that the brand is known for, while also featuring several venues that were introduced on Koningsdam, as well as new concepts that will be debuting aboard Nieuw Statendam.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises’ new ship will be built in Monfalcone, Italy with an expected delivery in 2022.  It will be 145,000 gross tons and carry 3,660 guests.  The vessel will be the line’s sixth Royal-class ship, featuring the design platform used on Royal, Regal, and Majestic Princess which is set to be delivered this March.

The upcoming ship will feature Ocean Medallion Class – a more personal cruising experience made possible with the recently announced Ocean Medallion technology.  The vessel will also feature a soaring atrium hub with dining, retail, and entertainment venues, Movies Under the Stars with the largest outdoor screen at sea, and lots of rooms with balconies: 81 percent to be exact.

Each of Carnival Corporation’s new ships will be designed specifically for their respective brands and the guests it will serve.  Details on more features, amenities, and itineraries will be revealed in the coming months.

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