Construction has begun on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship on order, their third Vista-Class ship.
The first piece of steel was cut for the new ship at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new liner will carry 4,000 passengers, and will come in at a total weight of 133,500 gross tons. The ship has yet to be named, and is currently scheduled to debut in 2019.
The ship will feature many of the things that the Carnival Vista first introduced including IMAX at sea, Havana cabins, an LED chandelier in the atrium, and the infamous Sky ride.
The first Vista-Class cruise ship, the Carnival Vista, debuted in the spring of 2016. The second Vista-Class cruise ship, the Carnival Horizon, is still currently under construction, and is set to debut in the spring of 2019. The Carnival Horizon will sail one season in the Mediterranean, and then will be home-ported in Miami, Florida, and sail to the Caribbean along with the Carnival Vista.
Carnival Cruise Line is currently the largest cruise line in the world with a total of 25 ships in their fleet.