Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands.
On the slipway are 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.
Iona marks 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 is Costa Cruises’ second ship designed and built specifically for the China market.
Mardi Gras is named as a tribute to TSS Mardi Gras, Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever ship, which marked a historic turning point in accelerating growth in the popularity of modern-day cruising.
P&O Cruises’ Iona and Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras will be the third and fourth (respectively) of Carnival Corporation’s 11 total next-generation cruise ships joining the fleet through 2025 that can be powered by liquefied natural gas, the industry’s most advanced fuel technology, eliminating sulphur and significantly improving overall air emissions.
Part of Carnival Corporation’s strategy of measured capacity growth, each new ship provides an opportunity to introduce new guest…