Construction of Carnival Cruise Lineís third Vista-class cruise ship is underway after its steel cutting ceremony took place at Fincantieriís shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
It will be delivered in autumn 2019.
The new unit will be a sister ship of Carnival Vista, delivered in Monfalcone in April, 2016, and Carnival Horizon, also currently under construction at the shipyard in Marghera with delivery scheduled early 2018.
At 133,500gt and 323m long, it will have 1,987 passenger cabins and 761 for crew to accommodate more than 6,500 people on board.
Fincantieri has built 78 cruise ships since 1990 (55 from 2002) and another 31 ships are currently being designed or built in the groupís yards.