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Carnival's new 133,500-ton ship has a name

Carnival's new 133,500-ton ship has a name
Cruise ship file photo

Carnival Cruise Line will name its new 133,500-ton ship Carnival Horizon, the company announced today (July 29) in a release.

The ship, which is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018, is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

Carnival Horizon will be the line’s second Vista-class ship, with the namesake vessel in the series, Carnival Vista, having entered service in May 2016.

The ship is expected to offer many of the hugely popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options available on Carnival Vista, including SkyRide, the IMAX Theatre, WaterWorks aqua park, Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Alchemy Bar.

There will also be a number of new innovations unique to the 3,934-passenger vessel, the company stated.

In addition, Carnival Horizon will offer a wide range of accommodation categories, including the Havana staterooms and extra-roomy Family Harbor cabins. Homeport and itinerary details for Carnival Horizon will be announced at a later date.

“The name Carnival Horizon not only reflects the ship’s unique connection with the sea with so many spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces but also the boundless array of options that guests of all ages are sure to enjoy,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, stated in a release.