Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of the 133,500 gt ‘Carnival Horizon’ at a ceremony held in March at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard in Italy.
The cruise ship has a capacity of 3,960 guests, plus 1,450 crew, and is the second in the Vista-class and the 26th ship in Carnival’s fleet. She was designed and built to Lloyd’s Register (LR) class.
Like her sistership ‘Carnival Vista’, ‘Carnival Horizon’ is certified to LR’s ECO Notation, meaning that she was designed, built and operate to exceed current marine statutory environmental regulations.
The ship also has an intelligent power management system installed, which optimises diesel engine operational settings to reduce emissions and conserve fuel. In addition, she has a ballast water treatment system that complies with the Ballast Water Management Convention requirements.
‘Carnival Horizon’ also features several noteworthy attractions, including an IMAX Theatre, a brewery with on board craft beer production, an 800 ft SkyRide and the first Dr Seuss-themed water park with a 455 ft water slide.
“We are very pleased with the collaboration and teamwork with our valued partners at Fincantieri and LR to deliver this spectacular addition to our fleet,” said Mark Jackson, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Carnival Cruise Line.
LR’s John Hicks, Global Passenger Ship Manager, Marine & Offshore, commented: “’Carnival Horizon’ is a magnificent ship representing the latest collaboration between Fincantieri and Carnival, supported through the entire two and half year process by an excellent LR team of surveyors and plan approval specialists.”
The third vessel in the Vista-class series, ‘Carnival Panorama’, is currently under construction and scheduled to enter service from Long Beach, California in December, 2019.