Carnival Corp. & plc has announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships. The other two ships included in this multi-billion dollar contract are destined for Carnival Corp.’s German brand, AIDA Cruises.
The two new ships for Costa Cruises will be built by shipbuilder Meyer Werft at the company's shipyard in Turku, Finland, with deliveries expected in 2019 and 2020.
The four next-generation cruise ships for Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises will be powered by LNG.
"These new ships will be phenomenal additions to our fleet, and we're looking forward to seeing our Costa and AIDA brands bring this groundbreaking new ship design to life for our guests in a way that is customised for each brand," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.
Edited from various sources by Callum O'Reilly
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