Carnival Corp. Signs for New P&O Cruise Ship

Carnival Corp. on Wednesday announced it signed a letter of intent for a new 116,000-ton ship for its U.K.-based P&O Cruises brand. The new vessel, being built in Italy by Fincantieri and scheduled for delivery in spring 2010, will have 3,076 lower-passenger berths at an estimated all-in cost of $705 million. Carnival says the ship will be similar to P&O Cruises' Ventura, slated to enter service in spring 2008. The announcement brings Carnival Corp.'s ship order tally to 20, 14 of which are being constructed by Fincantieri. The new P&O build will push back the delivery of the 130,000-ton new build for Carnival Cruise Lines announced last month, from summer 2010 to spring 2011.

Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Ponant has taken delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, the final ship in the Explorer Class series. Here's what travelers can expect.

Windstar Cruises outlined its new health and safety protocols, following guidance from the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Center.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which offers cruises to the Bahamas from Palm Beach, has extended its pause in cruise operations through August 28.