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Monday 22 July 2013

Carnival names newbuild Carnival Vista

Dream-class cruise ship, Carnival Magic (Carnival)

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced its next Dream-class ship will be named the Carnival Vista, debuting in 2016 at 135,000 tons and being built at Fincantieri.

Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill made the announcement on July 21 on board the Carnival Sunshine in Europe.

The Carnival Dream and her sisters, Carnival Magic and Carnival Breeze, measure 130,000 gross tons (GT) and are the largest ships ever built for Carnival and for Fincantieri. The vessel's design is an evolution from the Conquest class cruise ships. The fourth ship in this class will be Costa Diadema for Carnival brand, Costa Cruises, due for launch in 2014.

The Vista will carry 4,000 passengers and will be the 25th vessel in the Carnival fleet.

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