MIAMI, 19 December 2018: Carnival Corporation announced, Monday, it will launch four new cruise ships in 2019 across its leading global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, America’s Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises.
Due to sail in 2019 are Carnival Panorama, Carnival AirShip, Sky Princess, and Costa Smeralda.
Carnival Panorama from Carnival Cruise Line is expected sail 11 December 2019 from Long Beach in the US.
It will become the brand’s first new ship to homeport in California in 20 years, sailing year-round voyages from the newly renovated Long Beach Cruise Terminal to the Mexican Riviera.
The 4,008-passenger, 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama is the third in the line’s highly successful Vista-class series.
Sky Princess from Princess Cruises is expected to launch in October 2019. It will carry 3,660 guests and include the best of features found on its three Royal-class sister ships – Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.
Costa Venezia from Costa Cruises is due to sail in March 2019. Costa was the first international cruise brand to serve the China market with a homeported ship in 2006 .
Based out of Shanghai the 135,500-ton, 5,260-passenger Costa Venezia will be Costa Cruises’ largest ship-operating homeport cruises from China. The first cruise will set sail May 2019, on itineraries throughout East Asia.
Costa Smeralda from Costa Cruises is due to set sail on its first cruise in October 2019.
At 182,700 tons, and with over 2,600 guest rooms, Costa Smeralda will be the largest ship in Costa Cruises’ fleet.
The ship is scheduled to make its maiden voyage on October 20, 2019, with a 15-day cruise from Hamburg, with stops in Rotterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Marseille before arriving at Savona, in northwest Italy, on 3 November.