Carnival Cruise Line named its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, in a ceremony held in New York on May 23.
The second in the line’s Vista-class series, the 133,500-ton ship was built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and delivered to its owner in March this year.
The newbuild features a length of 323.6 meters and a width of 37.2 meters. In addition, the Panama-flagged ship can accommodate more than 6,400 people onboard, including staff.
According to Fincantieri, Carnival Horizon has been built in accordance with the latest navigation regulations and equipped with modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”. It has also been fitted with advanced energy-saving technologies such as energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.
Carnival Horizon kicks off a summer schedule from New York with a four-day cruise to Bermuda. The ship will operate four-day Bermuda and eight day Caribbean departures from New York through September then reposition to Miami for year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning later that month, the cruise line said.
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation, has 26 ships operating voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019 and two as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ships in 2020 and 2022.