Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

112 CRUISE ORDER BOOK gourmet meal in our reimagined signature restaurants or the plush mattress in a guest’s suite, has been specifically chosen to work in perfect harmony to deliver the unrivalled Regent experience.” China’s first domestically constructed large cruise ship, Adora Magic City, is also set to be delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding before the end of 2023. The ship will be the first new vessel built for Adora Cruises, which was formed out of a partnership between Carnival Corporation and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Adora Magic City’s design is based upon that of Vista-class ships such as Carnival Vista and Costa Firenze but will include new features for the Chinese market. These include the 1508 Brewery, a water park, and the largest duty-free shop at sea. The 16-deck ship will be able to accommodate 5,246 passengers in its 2,125 guest rooms. “Building large cruise ships is a tremendous breakthrough in China’s shipbuilding industry and a demonstration of the country’s highend equipment construction capabilities and comprehensive scientific and technological level,” said Chen Rangfeng, managing director of CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping. “As the first large cruise ship built in China, Adora Magic City showcases our commitment to providing an innovative and premium cruise experience. We look forward to welcoming our guests onboard and creating unforgettable memories together.” The third and final ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s Excel class, Carnival Jubilee, will be delivered by Meyer Werft in December 2023, marking the first time that the yard has built a vessel for the brand. The LNG-powered ship is 345 metres long and will be able to accommodate a total of 6,600 passengers in its 2,626 cabins. Like its sister ships Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, the newbuild will be split into six themed zones, including the new Currents and The Shores zones. New features will “ Building large cruise ships is a tremendous breakthrough in China’s shipbuilding industry” Chen Rangfeng, CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Photo: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Jubilee is undergoing final construction works at Meyer Werft shipyard