Fincantieri Launches Carnival Horizon

Photo: Fincantieri

Posted by Eric Haun

Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon, was
launched at Fincantieri's shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

Interior fittings will now begin, leading the ship to its
delivery, scheduled in spring 2018.

The new cruise liner, sister ship of Carnival Vista, the largest
ship which Fincantieri has ever built for the Carnival Cruise
Line's fleet, delivered in Monfalcone in April 2016, will have a
gross tonnage of 133,500 tons, be 323 meters long and accommodate
more than 6,400 people onboard, including the staff.

The launching included the traditional coin ceremony, in saw a
silver dollar welded on the ship's last deck. The godmother of
the ceremony was Clementina Zecchin, employee of Fincantieri's
shipyard in Marghera.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Richard Morse, Senior
Vice President Hotel Operations of Carnival Corporation, Fabrizio
Timossi, Project Manager of Carnival Cruise Line, and Antonio
Quintano, Director of the Marghera shipyard.

Fincantieri has built 76 cruise ships since 1990 (of which 53
from 2002) and other 31 ships are currently being designed or
built in the group's yards.

Mar 10, 2017

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