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FINCANTIERI LAUNCHES NEW CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP

Friday, December 7, 2018 

‘Carnival Panorama’, the latest ship forf Carnival Cruise Line, a brand under Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise ship operator, was launched on 6 December at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice).

Interior fittings will now begin, with delivery scheduled for autumn 2019. The launching was introduced by the traditional and well-wishing ‘coin ceremony’, consisting, according to an ancient shipbuilding custom, in welding a silver dollar on the last deck of the ship. Godmother of the ceremony was Antonella Cazzin, employee of Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera for more than 35 years.

The ceremony was attended, among others, for the ship owner by Ben Clement, Senior VPof Carnival Cruise Line, Marco Scaramuccia, Project Manager of Carnival Panorama, and for Fincantieri, Antonio Quintano, Director of the Marghera shipyard.

The new unit will be a sister ship of Carnival Vista (pictured), delivered in Monfalcone in April, 2016, as well as of Carnival Horizon, built in Marghera and delivered in March 2018.

At 133,500 gt and 323ms long: the Vista class represents the largest ships that Fincantieri has built for Carnival Cruise Line. She will have 2,004 passenger cabins and 770 for crew, being able to accommodate more than 6,500 people onboard, including staff.

According to Fincantieri the Vista class offers a new technological benchmark, in terms of cutting-edge layout, high performance and high quality technical solutions. The interior fittings are of an extremely high level quality comfort,

In addition to Carnival Panorama, Marghera shipyard has in its order book the second ship for the Costa Asia brand and the third Pinnacle class unit for Holland America Line, respectively scheduled to be delivered in 2020 and 2021.

Fincantieri has built 87 cruise ships since 1990 (64 from 2002) and another 53 vessels are currently being designed or built in the Group's yards.   

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