Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of the new 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in its fleet, which was built by Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Carnival Horizon is a sister ship of Carnival Vista, the largest unit which Fincantieri has ever built for the cruise line company.
The vessel is 323 meters long and accommodates more than 6,400 people onboard, including staff.
Carnival Horizon has been built in accordance with the latest navigation regulations and equipped with modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”, Fincantieri said. It has also been fitted with advanced energy-saving technologies such as energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.
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— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) March 28, 2018
“Carnival Horizon is an absolutely stunning ship offering so many ways to ‘Choose Fun’ both inside and out,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said.
“In addition to the many exciting innovations previously introduced on Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon offers some new one-of-a-kind features and attractions that make this ship truly special allowing our guests to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories.”
The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Barcelona, Spain, where it will depart on April 2 for an inaugural 13-day voyage – the first of four sailings from the European port. The ship will then operate a trans-Atlantic crossing before arriving in New York on May 23, 2018, for a pierside naming ceremony.
Following a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings from New York, Carnival Horizon will shift to Miami for a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018.
Image Courtesy: Fincantieri