Trieste, March 29, 2018
FINCANTIERI S.p.A. announces that the contractual delivery of the "Carnival Horizon", presented yesterday at the Monfalcone shipyards, has taken place.
Fincantieri presents “Carnival Horizon”
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.
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