Carnival Corporation’s Big 2020 Deliveries


Carnival Corporation’s Big 2020 DeliveriesCarnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, will debut four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. Iona for P&O Cruises UK, Britain’s favorite cruise line; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises, the fastest growing international premium cruise line; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line, America’s cruise line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises. Here are some of Carnival Corporation’s big 2020 deliveries.

These new ships build on the momentum of Carnival Corporation’s four new vessels in 2019 – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama, Costa Cruises’ Costa Smeralda and Costa Venezia, and Sky Princess from Princess Cruises.

The 5,200-passenger, 180,000-ton ship Iona joins the P&O Cruises fleet in May and will become the brand’s first LNG-powered ship. With a choice of 30 different bar and restaurant venues, Iona’s guests will enjoy the widest ever selection of places to eat and drink on a ship built exclusively for the British cruise holiday market.

The Enchanted Princess will debut for Princess Cruises in June. The 3,660-passenger Enchanted Princess shares all of the spectacular style and luxury of her sister ships, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess. Guests will discover one-of-a-kind dining experiences, more pools and whirlpool hot tubs and world-class entertainment. The ship also will feature breathtaking Sky Suites, with expansive views from the largest balconies at sea, which originally debuted on Sky Princess in October 2019.

The Costa Firenze, 135,500 gross tons with capacity for over 5,200 guests, is scheduled to debut in October. The ship’s name is dedicated to the beautiful Italian city Florence and the interior design is inspired by it. Costa Firenze will offer guests the chance to fully immerse themselves in Italian beauty and aesthetics, which will take shape in various aspects of life on board from interior design to dining and entertainment to hospitality.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, which is scheduled for delivery in November is named in honor of the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972 and played a leading role in generating widespread popularity for cruise vacations in the U.S. The ship will feature groundbreaking experiences like BOLT the first roller coaster at sea and will be the first cruise ship in North America to be powered by LNG, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology.

Roger Frizzell, Chief Communications Officer for Carnival Corporation said,  “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. 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.”

A record 25 new cruise ships will debut into service in 2020, ranging from expedition and luxury vessels to large contemporary megaships.