The first steel has been cut for the newest and largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s latest class.
Horizon is the newest and the largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet and the second Vista class ship and the 26-th ship for Florida-based cruise operator. The cruise ship was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri. The first ship in class, Carnival Vista, built by the same firm, was delivered in April 2016. Continue reading
Officials said Carnival Cruise Line and Canaveral Port Authority have reached an agreement on a new state-of-the-art terminal. The planned facility would be able to accommodate Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship. The vessel will be the largest ever constructed for the line and powered by LNG. It is set to debut in 2020.
According to the Carnival News website, it will offer an array of groundbreaking, never-before-seen features and attractions. In addition, it will be the first cruise ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, which is based in Florida. The ship is part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” design platform.
The still-unnamed ship will dock at Cruise Terminal 3, which is under construction on the south side of the port, east of the Cove restaurant district and west of Jetty Park.
Carnival Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Port Canaveral related to Cruise Terminal 3 to accommodate the new ship. The terms of the agreement were included on the agenda of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting on Aug. 29.
According to a press release, the agreement would further bolster the cruise line’s position ‘as the Port’s number one cruise operator.’
According to Cruise Industry News.
Carnival Horizon is arriving in just a few months. The cruise ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyards in Italy and it is slated to debut April 2, 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line will officially take possession of its new Vista-class ship in just over a month and the final touches are taking shape. Continue reading
A woman has fallen overboard from a Carnival cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans.
The incident happened Sunday night while it was on the second day of a five-day cruise sailing toward Cozumel, Mexico.
Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken said a 44-year-old woman “was seen going overboard” from the Carnival Triumph Sunday night.
The company says that search and rescue operations are underway for the missing woman and the Mexican Navy is in charge of the search.
According to wwltv.com.