Carnival Cruise Line Selects Name for New Vista-Class Ship
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Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line has decided to name its new 133,500-ton ship, scheduled to enter service in fall 2019, Carnival Panorama.
The 3,934-passenger Carnival Panorama is the third in the line’s Vista-class series. The 323-meter-long vessel will join its sister ships Carnival Vista, which was handed over in April 2016, and Carnival Horizon, set to debut April 2, 2018.
The three Vista-class ships are the largest ever vessels constructed for Carnival Cruise Line.
“Carnival Panorama is the perfect name to reflect the design inspiration of our Vista-class ships providing more venues and opportunities to connect with the sea,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said.
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held the steel cutting ceremony for the vessel in early July 2017 at its Marghera shipyard. The cruise company is yet to unveil details about the ship’s homeport and itinerary.
Apart from the Vista-class ships, the cruise company has two more 180,000-ton vessels in its orderbook, scheduled to enter service in 2020 and 2022.