Cruise NewsCarnival Launching Four New Cruise Ships in 2019 on Three Cruise Lines

Carnival Launching Four New Cruise Ships in 2019 on Three Cruise Lines

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, will launch four new cruise ships in 2019 on three of their cruise lines including new ships from Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises.

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Carnival currently operates nine cruise lines and over 100 cruise ships.  The cruise giant will grow even more in 2019 with the introduction of four new cruise ships.  The new cruise ships include their largest ship to date, Costa Smeralda at 183,900 gross tons.

Here is a rundown of the four new cruise ships set to debut next year from Carnival Corporation.

Carnival Panorama – Carnival Cruise Line’s third and final Vista class ship, Carnival Panorama will homeport in Long Beach, California and sail week long cruises to the Mexican Riviera.  The ship is scheduled to debut in December and will be the cruise line’s first new cruise ship to debut in California in over 20 years.

Carnival Panorama will feature the first ever trampoline park at sea that’s part of the cruise line’s partnership with Sky Zone.

Carnival Panorama will also offer a variety of exciting innovations including the SkyRide aerial attraction, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, the Family Harbor with extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbor Lounge and the tropics-inspired Havana section with a Cuban-themed bar and its own pool. View Prices on Cruises on Carnival Panorama

Sky Princess – The newest Royal class ship from Princess Cruises, Sky Princess will feature sweeping vistas and the cruise line’s largest balcony at sea.

The 143,700-ton Sky Princess is designed to offer more ways for guests to unwind, with a new contemporary design for its relaxing adults-only Sanctuary area, and twice as many private cabanas as its sister ships. Also new for Sky Princess will be the addition of a Wakeview pool on its aft decks, plus two new deep-tank top deck pools, a restorative Retreat Pool and more Jacuzzis than previous Royal-Class ships, including two cantilevered over the deep-tank pools.

Sky Princess will debut in October 2019.  After a handful of sailings in Europe, the cruise ship will head to Fort Lauderdale and offer seven night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. View Prices on Cruises on Sky Princess

Costa Venezia – Costa Venezia will be Costa Cruises first cruise ship built specifically for the Chinese cruise market. The cruise ship will be named in Trieste, Italy on March 1, 2019 and will make it possible for Chinese guests to experience the uniqueness of Venetian and Italian culture.

From its grand atrium modeled on Piazza San Marco to original ‘gondolas’ made by local artisans and masked parties recreating the famous Carnival of Venice, Costa Venezia will bring the passion of Venetian culture to the Far East when it arrives at its Shanghai homeport. The 135,500-ton, 5,260-passenger Costa Venezia will be Costa Cruises’ largest ship operating homeport cruises from China, and will be dedicated to Chinese guests beginning May 2019, offering them an Italian twist on cruise itineraries throughout East Asia.

Costa Smeralda – Costa Smeralda guests will have access to 11 restaurants, four swimming pools, a water park with colorful waterslides, a multi-sport gym, disco, jazz club, games room, special areas set aside for kids and a luxurious spa featuring a beauty salon, hammam, thalassotherapy pool, 16 treatment rooms, and snow, salt and relaxation rooms. At 182,700 tons, and with over 2,600 guest rooms, Costa Smeralda will be the largest ship in Costa Cruises’ fleet.

The cruise ship is scheduled to make its maiden voyage on October 20, 2019, with a 15-day cruise from Hamburg, with stops in Rotterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Marseille before arriving for a dazzling naming celebration at Savona, in northwest Italy, on November 3.

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  1. Husband and I only went on 1 cruise in 2012. It was on “Carnival Glory”. We had such a great time. I ordered a Shutterfly Hard Cover Book to document. This year 2019 will mark our 25 year Wedding Anniversary. Saw Carnival Cruise in the news this morning. Would love to go on another one this year. We live in South Florida and would like to know more about cruises that leave from Miami. This time, we want to get a super dooper room. Hopefully, there are senior discounts available. We Love Carnival Cruise Lines and we would love more information for another trip this year. Thank You so much, Joyce

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