Carnival Corporation & plc will launch four new ships in 2016 across four of its global cruise brands.
Holland America Line: ms Koningsdam – Official delivery date expected in April 2016
Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, the 99,500 gross ton Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle Class of ship for Holland America Line and it is being designed by hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and Architect and Designer Bjørn Storbraaten.
Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Vista – Official delivery expected in April 2016
From a suspended cycling experience called SkyRide and the Family Harbor staterooms and suites featuring a “family concierge” to cruising’s first IMAX Theater and the line’s first on-board brewery, Carnival Vista promises fun for guests of all ages (not to mention “Cherry on Top” — pictured — a candy-and-more store). The largest ship in the Carnival fleet, Carnival Vista will measure 133,500 tons, 1,055 feet long and have a guest capacity of 3,954.
AIDA Cruises: AIDAprima – Official delivery date expected in April 2016
AIDAprima will be the newest flagship for AIDA Cruises, with 1,643 cabins at 124,100 gross tons. Ship features include “The Beach Club” – a transparent dome providing a place for guests to hang out by the pool regardless of weather – a water slide, high ropes course and the new AIDA Mini Club, which will provide childcare for kids six months and up.
Seabourn: Seabourn Encore – Official delivery date expected in December 2016
Seabourn Encore, fashioned by hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, will feature contemporary interiors and modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK). Together, these brands operate 99 ships.
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