Carnival Cruise Lines Names Two New Ships

Carnival Cruise Lines has chosen Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic as the names of its two new 130,000-ton super liners scheduled to enter service in October 2009 and June 2011, respectively. The ships are part of Carnival's new four-ship Freedom class and will be the largest ships in Carnival's fleet at 3,652 passengers. The 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom will debut in March in Italy, while Carnival Splendor is scheduled for a July 2008 launch. Bob Dickinson, Carnival Cruise Lines' president and CEO, said the new ships epitomized "Today's Carnival" of larger ships with vast onboard options. Meanwhile, Carnival also announced that beginning August 13, its 2,052-passenger Imagination would begin a new five-day itinerary calling on half Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Nassau.

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