P&O Cruises’ Iona under construction at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Photo courtesy Meyer Werft
The world’s largest cruise company is getting ready to launch four new ships across four global brands in 2020.
Carnival Corporation on Tuesday gave an update into its ongoing fleet enhancement strategy, which is set to introduce a total of 16 new ships through 2025.
This year, Carnival is set take delivery of four new ships across four of its brands: the Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Costa Cruises. The deliveries follow four new ships delivered to Carnival brands in 2019.
Delivery of P&O Cruises’ Iona and Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras will mark the third and fourth, respectively, of Carnival Corporation’s 11 total next-generation cruise ships that can be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
“Each new ship is an opportunity to generate excitement and buzz among consumers around the world, whether loyal guests or new to cruising, that will continue to inspire more travelers to consider cruising as a vacation option,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. “We look forward to the delivery of four more spectacular ships, which will offer our guests the latest in onboard features and amenities – and help us continue our reputation for providing great cruise vacations that are significantly less than comparable land-based vacations.”
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