New Vista Class Ship To Join Carnival in 2019 ISO P&O
The new 133,500 ton vessel, the 3rd in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. The ship, under contract with Fincantieri, was originally designated for the P&O Cruises Australia brand. In conjunction with this change, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in late 2019.
The ship will offer a wide range of accommodation types and a number of unique new innovations. The ship’s name, homeport and itinerary details will be announced at a later date.
“We are truly thrilled to have another Vista class ship joining our fleet,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Vista, which was named the best new ship of 2016 in the Cruise Critic Editors Picks awards, has proven to be the most innovative and popular ship we’ve ever introduced. Consumer, travel agent and media reaction to the Vista class design has been extraordinary and we are elated to have 2 additional ships in this spectacular series now joining our fleet – Carnival Horizon, which is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018, and now a 3rd in 2019.”
Duffy added that the introduction of these ships to the Carnival fleet provides the opportunity to offer the Vista class experience from a variety of homeports in addition to creating exciting new itinerary options across the balance of the Carnival Cruise Line fleet as this additional capacity is integrated into the deployment mix.