“Carnival Vista” the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone.
The ship was presented yesterday evening during a ceremony which was attended, among others, by the President of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Debora Serracchiani and the mayor of Monfalcone, Silvia Altran. The shipowner was represented by Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc and Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, Fincantieri by its CEO, Giuseppe Bono.
With its 133,500 gross tons and 323 meters in length, “Carnival Vista”, which flies the Panama flag, is not only the thirteenth ship built so far by Fincantieri for the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, but also the largest. It has 1,967 passenger cabins, 785 for the crew, and it is able to accommodate 4,977 passengers on board, with a total capacity of over 6,400 people, including the staff.
The new unit will be a new technological benchmark, in Europe and worldwide, in terms of cutting-edge layout, extremely high performance and high quality technical solutions. The interior fittings will be of an extremely high level quality comfort, offering a wide range of onboard entertainments, such as an IMAX 3D cinema, a 5D cinema, a brewery with onboard craft beer production, restaurants, theatres, shops and wellness centers. Some of “Carnival Vista’s” innovations are an open-air bike course at 45 meters above sea level, the fleet’s biggest waterpark, the WaterWorks, with a 137-meters waterslide. Finally the Havana Area, a themed private and exclusive area, with cabins, open bars and an Infinity Pool. The access to this area is limited, during the day, only to those passengers whose cabins are in the Havana Area.
The new ship is built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”. Furthermore, it features the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.
With “Carnival Vista” Fincantieri has built 73 cruise ships from 1990 to today, 61 of which for Carnival’s different brands, while other 22 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards and 10 of these are for the shipowners of the American group. The cooperation between Fincantieri and Carnival Corporation has a remarkable strategic value not only for the shipbuilding industry but for the entire national economy. The American group, thanks to the partnership with Fincantieri, is one of the major foreign investors in Italy with an overall amount, from 1990 to today, of almost 30 billion euros.