Carnival Corporation has taken delivery of their fourth new cruise ship in 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam. These four cruise ships are a part of Carnival’s plans for a staggering 18 new ships over the next five years.
The new cruise ships are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy with 18 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2022 – creating excitement in the vacation market and continuing to exceed guest expectations while accelerating demand for cruising, the fastest growing segment in the vacation industry.
While Carnival Corp. operates 10 global cruise brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Seabourn, and AIDA Cruises all saw new cruise ships enter their fleets in 2018. Here is a rundown of the four new ships from Carnival Corporation in 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Horizon
As the 26th ship for Carnival Cruise Line, the largest and most popular individual cruise line in the world, Carnival Horizon offers a number of unique innovations, including the first Dr. Seuss WaterWorks aqua park, the line’s first teppanyaki dining venue and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse, a new restaurant that combines BBQ offerings created by Food Network star Guy Fieri along with four specifically designed craft beers brewed at an onboard brewery.
Carnival Horizon also offers many of the popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted in 2016 on its sister-ship, Carnival Vista, such as the bike-ride-in-the-sky SkyRide attraction and an IMAX Theatre.
Cruise Fever was able to take a cruise on Carnival’s newest cruise ship earlier this year. Take a video tour of Carnival Horizon below:
Holland America Line: ms Nieuw Statendam
Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class ship for Holland America Line, joining ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016. Holland American took delivery of this ship earlier this week.
The 99,500-ton ship is the ultimate expression of the brand’s evolution, with grand light-filled spaces; visual drama; and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. created by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.
Seabourn: Seabourn Ovation
The fifth all-suite cruise ship in Seabourn’s fleet, Seabourn Ovation carries just 600 guests, based on double occupancy. The ship offers a number of in-suite amenities to provide guests with a “home away from home” onboard experience including a private veranda in each suite.
Guests can also enjoy a number of innovative offerings and programs, including “An Evening with Tim Rice,” the new theater-style experience created exclusively for the cruise line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions, and through the brand’s partnership with Sir Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theatre lyricist of Broadway, West End and film. The experience highlights some of his most loved work – from “Jesus Christ Superstar” to “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
Seabourn Ovation went into service in May 2018.
AIDA Cruises: AIDAnova
AIDAnova is the first cruise ship fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, with nearly zero emissions. This ship is the first in the cruise industry to use LNG to generate 100 percent of its power both in port and on the open sea – an innovation that reduces exhaust emissions to help protect the environment and support Carnival Corporation’s aggressive sustainability goals.
AIDAnova’s next-generation, fully LNG-powered design is an evolution from the brand’s previous award-winning class of ships that includes AIDAprima and AIDAperla, the first two cruise ships in the world to use LNG while in port. AIDAnova will be followed by six additional fully LNG-powered ships scheduled to be delivered across several Carnival Corporation brands by 2022.