Fincantieri presents: Carnival Horizon at Marghera shipyard
Carnival Horizon the new ship of Carnival Cruise Line
Trieste, March 28, 2018 – “Carnival Horizon”, the new ship of Carnival Cruise Line, flagship brand of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was presented today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone.
The ceremony was attended, among others, for the ship owner, by Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation, and Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, while Fincantieri was represented by Giampiero Massolo, Chairman and Giuseppe Bono, CEO.
”Carnival Horizon” was built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera: sister ship of “Carnival Vista” – the largest unit which Fincantieri has ever built for the Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet, delivered in Monfalcone in April 2016 – she has a gross tonnage of 133,500 tons, is 323 meters long and accommodates more than 6,400 people onboard, including staff.
The units of the “Vista” class are a new technological benchmark, in Europe and worldwide, in terms of cutting-edge layout, extremely high performance and high quality technical solutions. The interior fittings are of an extremely high level quality comfort, offering a wide range of onboard entertainment, such as an IMAX Theatre, a brewery with onboard craft beer production, restaurants, theatres, shops and wellness centers. One of “Carnival Horizon’s” innovations is the Havana section, a themed private and exclusive area, with staterooms, bars and an Infinity Pool. The access to this area is limited, during the day, only to those passengers whose accomodations are in the Havana Area.
“Carnival Horizon”, too, has been built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”. Furthermore, it features the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.
Fincantieri has built 81 cruise ships since 1990 (58 from 2002), 64 of which for Carnival’s different brands, while other 44, including agreements, are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards, 10 of which for the shipowners of the American group.
Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of 26TH ship , Carnival Horizon
Line’s Newest Ship to Sail on Inaugural Voyage from Barcelona April 2
MIAMI (March 28, 2018) – In a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of the new 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in its fleet.
The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Barcelona, Spain, where it will depart April 2 on 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 May 23, 2018, for a pierside overnight gala and naming ceremony featuring the ship’s godmother, Grammy award-winning musical artist and acclaimed actress Queen Latifah.
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.
Carnival Horizon offers several unique and exciting features, including a new Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park, part of the line’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Bonsai Teppanyaki, the line’s first teppanyaki venue, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse|Brewhouse serving up “real deal” barbecue favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, as well as four new craft beers brewed on board.
The second in the line’s highly successful Vista-class, Carnival Horizon also offers fun innovations like the bike-ride-in-the-sky aerial attraction SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, the Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own pool, and Family Harbor featuring extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbor Lounge. Like its name implies, Carnival Horizon also includes food and beverage outlets offering amazing views with both indoor and al fresco seating options at venues such as Bonsai Sushi, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse and Library Bar.
“Carnival Horizon is an absolutely stunning ship offering so many ways to ‘Choose Fun’ both inside and out,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “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,” she added.
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