Carnival Cruise Line is to welcome a third 133,500gt Vista class ship to its fleet in late 2019.
To be built as a sister to Carnival Vista and the yet-to-be-launched Carnival Horizon, the newbuild will be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. It was originally intended for the P&O Cruises Australia fleet, but will now sail for the Carnival brand. Meanwhile, Carnival will transfer its Carnival Splendor to P&O Cruises Australia in late 2019.
The newbuild will offer many of Carnival’s most popular guest features, a range of accommodation types and multiple new innovations. The ship’s name, homeport and itinerary details will be announced at a later date.
“We are truly thrilled to have another Vista class ship joining our fleet,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Consumer, travel agent and media reaction to the Vista class design has been extraordinary and we are elated to have two additional ships in this spectacular series now joining our fleet – Carnival Horizon, which is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018, and now a third in 2019.”
The three ships will enable Carnival to offer the Vista class experience from a variety of homeports, and create a number of new itineraries.