MS Carnival Pride, newbuilding no. 500, was delivered to Carnival Corporation at the Kaverner Masa-Yards’ Helsinki shipyard. Carnival Pride is the third cruise ship in a series of new Panama-Max size cruise ships under construction for Carnival Corporation and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Crociere
. The first ship in the series, MS Costa Atlantica was delivered in June 2000 and the second ship, MS Carnival Spirit, in April this year.
Production began in winter 2000, and the assembly of the hull begun in the covered newbuilding dock the following summer. Carnival Pride was launched in late March this year, after which the cruise ship was transferred to the outfitting quay in front of the yard’s outfitting terminal. The successful sea trials took
place in October this year. Carnival Pride was built in less than two years
Carnival Pride has a diesel-electric machinery, consisting of six Wartsila 9L46D diesel engines, with a total power of 62,370 kW. The propulsion consists of two electric Azipod propulsion units, with a power of 17.6 MW each, with a service speed of 22 knots.