Carnival’s New Class of Cruise Ships to Be Their Biggest Ever

Carnival Corporation announced an order for three new ships for its namesake Carnival Cruise Line brand for a new class of vessel, at nearly 230,000 gross registered tonnes. The agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri provides for the design, engineering, and construction of these liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ships, which will be delivered in the summers of 2029, 2031 and 2033, respectively. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: With today’s order, there have been five new ship orders for Carnival Cruise Line announced in 2024. Earlier this year, Carnival…

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Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Celebration

Carnival Celebration

The second vessel in Carnival Cruise Line’s Excel-class has been delivered to the line from the shipyard at Meyer Turku. Sister to the extremely popular Mardi Gras delivered last year, Carnival Celebration will offer most of the same features and activities, but has been designed with new elements and theming as well.   Marking the finale to Carnival’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Carnival President Christine Duffy and Carnival Senior Vice President of New Builds Ben Clement joined CEO of Meyer Turku Tim Meyer to welcome Carnival Celebration into the fleet at…

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Icon of the Seas – Introduction & Big Reveals

Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has finally revealed their newest and largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, and the best word to describe it is INCREDIBLE. At 250,800 gross tons, Icon will not only be the largest cruise ship in the world, but cement Royal Caribbean’s position offering the biggest and certainly some of the most innovative ships at sea.   Icon of the Seas will carry forward many features first introduced on Oasis Class ships, including 8 Neighborhoods, but significant design evolutions make all of the spaces feel completely new. Royal…

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Top New Cruise Ships Launching in 2022

It’s time for the annual TalkingCruise guide to The Top New Cruise Ships in 2022. This year we’re highlighting our Top 10 picks of the latest and greatest.   The 2022 lineup of new ship builds will offer tons of variety in design, purpose and features and we’re certain you’ll find at least one that you can’t wait to board. Delayed Cruise Ships from 2021 Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages Launching: March 2022 Ship Class: 2nd Lady Ship Home-Port: Barcelona, Spain: Miami, Florida Size: 110,000 Gross Tons Guests/Crew: 2,770 Guests (double),…

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Norwegian Viva – Cruise Ship Preview (2023)

Norwegian Viva

With the first ship of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima class being readied for launch in 2022, a second, Norwegian Viva, has been announced, that captures most of the essence of her sister, including all of the newly designed elements specific to this class. While smaller than the most recent Breakaway and Breakaway Plus ship classes, Prima class ships are all about the wide-open spaces.   Ocean Boulevard Ocean Boulevard, located on Deck 8, features the Oceanwalk glass bridge, swim to the horizon in one of two infinity pools and…

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