Carnival Corporation has announced it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new ships for Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.
Holland America Line’s new 99,500-ton, 2,660-guest ship will be its third Pinnacle-class vessel, after the successful launch of Koningsdam in 2016, and its upcoming Nieuw Statendam due to launch in November 2018. when the ship launches in 2021. The ship will be built at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard.
Princess Cruises’ new vessel will feature the successful design platform used on Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess and will launch in 2022. Two further yet-to-be-named Royal-class vessels will be launching in 2019 and 2020.
“We are extremely pleased to formally announce these two new ships and build on the success and popularity of their sister ships already sailing guests around the globe,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “Our goal is to exceed expectations of the 11.5 million guests who sail with us each year, and these new ships will offer more opportunities for our guests to create lifelong vacation memories while generating added excitement around the fast-growing global demand for cruise vacations.”
Carnival Corporation now currently has 19 new cruise ships that are due to be built between 2017 and 2022.