Carnival Corporation & plc announced it has signed a contract for the building of a 2nd next-generation cruise ship for company's P&O Cruises brand with leading shipbuilder Meyer Werft that is due to be delivered in 2022.
Similar to a fellow P&O sister ship scheduled for delivery in 2020, the new vessel will be the biggest cruise ship to be constructed specifically for the British market. It will weigh 180,000 GT and will be able to accommodate approx 5,200 passengers (lower berths). Both newbuilds will be registered in the United Kingdom.
The new ship is part of Carnival’s ongoing fleet enhancement with 19 newbuilds scheduled for delivery between 2018-2022.
The cruise ship will be built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in Germany, and feature the exclusive “green cruising” design of the corporation as one of the first generation of cruise vessels to be powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) both at sea and while in port, which will reduce air emissions via the most advanced fuel technology in shipping industry.