Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships this year, the company announced this week.
That will include the new Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Firenze for Italy’s Costa Cruises.
The highly-anticipated Mardi Gras ship is planning to debut in November, after pushing back its launch date at the end of last year.
Both Iona and Mardi Gras will include the capability for liquefied natural gas.
“Each new ship is an opportunity to generate excitement and buzz among consumers around the world, whether loyal guests or new to cruising, that will continue to inspire more travelers to consider cruising as a vacation option,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. “We look forward to the delivery of four more spectacular ships, which will offer our guests the latest in onboard features and amenities – and help us continue our reputation for providing great cruise vacations that are significantly less than comparable land-based vacations.”
Both Carnival Mardi Gras and Enchanted Princess will sail part of the year in the Caribbean.