Hori­zon nearly ready

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

THE new­est ship in the Car­ni­val Cruise Line fleet, the 133,500-tonne Car­ni­val Hori­zon, has suc­cess­fully com­pleted its fi­nal sea tri­als.

Cur­rently in the last stages of con­struc­tion at the Fin­cantieri ship­yard in Marghera, Italy, the ves­sel will de­part on its in­au­gu­ral cruise from Barcelona on 02 Apr, 2018.

Dur­ing the tri­als, of­fi­cers, tech­ni­cians and engi­neers jumped on board to thor­oughly test Car­ni­val Hori­zon’s tech­ni­cal, me­chan­i­cal and nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems.

The ves­sel fea­tures the line’s first Dr Seuss WaterWorks aqua park, a new tep­pa­nyaki din­ing venue, and BBQ restau­rant Guy’s Pig & An­chor Bar-B-Que Smoke­house Brew­house.

It will also of­fer an IMAX The­atre, SkyRide, a trop­ics-in­spired Ha­vana sec­tion with colour­ful state­rooms and a Cuban-themed bar and pool, and Fam­ily Har­bor, pro­vid­ing ex­tra-roomy ac­com­mo­da­tion and the Fam­ily Har­bor Lounge.

It will sail four round-trip cruises from Barcelona be­fore repo­si­tion­ing to New York to op­er­ate a sum­mer sched­ule.

MEAN­WHILE, Car­ni­val Cruise Line has signed an agree­ment with Shell to be its sup­plier of marine liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) for its two new LNG-pow­ered ships.

The ves­sels are ex­pected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and be home­ported in North Amer­ica and will re­fuel at Shell’s LNG Bunker Barge, a project an­nounced this week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.