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Fincantieri Launches Carnival Horizon

March 10, 2017

  • Photo: Fincantieri
  • Photo: Fincantieri
  • Photo: Fincantieri Photo: Fincantieri
  • Photo: Fincantieri Photo: Fincantieri

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. 
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