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Carnival to launch four new cruise ships this year

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Carnival Corp. & plc has announced that it will launch four new cruise ships this year across four of its global cruise line brands.

The vessels are as follows: Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.

According to the statement, Iona is the first new ship for P&O Cruises since the introduction of Britannia in 2015. Enchanted Princess is designed from the ground up as a Princess MedallionClass ship. Costa Firenze, meanwhile, is Costa Cruises’ second ship designed and built specifically for the China market. Finally, Mardi Gras is named as a tribute to TSS Mardi Gras – Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever ship.

Carnival Corp. claims that Iona and Mardi Gras will be the third and fourth (respectively) of its 11 total next-generation cruise ships joining the fleet through 2025 that can be powered by LNG.

Roger Frizzell, Chief Communications Officer for Carnival Corp., 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 travellers 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 on board features and amenities – and help us continue our reputation for providing great cruise vacations that are significantly less than comparable land-based vacations.”

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