Carnival Corp. Orders Second New Ship for its P&O Cruises Brand

(Photo courtesy of Carnival Corporation) A rendering of Carnival's new cruise, set to be delivered in 2022.

Carnival Corporation announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract for a second next-generation cruise ship for its British P&O Cruises brand with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH that is scheduled to be delivered in 2022. Similar to its P&O Cruises sister ship due for delivery in 2020, this second new vessel will be the largest cruise ship to be built specifically for the British market. It will be 180,000 gross tons and will accommodate approximately 5,200 guests. The ship will be registered in the UK.  

The new ship is part of Carnival Corporation's ongoing fleet enhancement strategy with 19 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2022. It will be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), following the corporation’s “green cruising” design that aims to reduce fuel emissions with new technology.

Carnival has agreements in place with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to build eight LNG-powered cruise ships across four of its 10 global cruise brands with delivery dates between 2018 and 2022 – two for AIDA Cruises with expected delivery dates in 2018 and 2021, two for Costa Cruises with expected delivery dates in 2019 and 2021, two for P&O Cruises UK with expected delivery dates in 2020 and 2022, and two for Carnival Cruise Line with expected delivery dates in 2020 and 2022.

Carnival Corporation has a portfolio of 10 brands that include nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK), as well as Fathom, the corporation's immersion and enrichment experience brand.

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