Carnival Orders Fourth Excel Class Ship

Carnival orders its fourth Excel Class cruise ship, to be built in Meyer Werft with an expected delivery of Spring 2027.

Carnival Orders Fourth Excel Class Ship


World’s largest cruise company finalizes agreement with Meyer Werft for new cruise ship scheduled for delivery in 2027

Carnival orders its fourth Excel Class ship! Carnival Corporation & plc has announced an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build a fourth Excel Class cruise ship for its namesake Carnival Cruise Line brand. The ship will be the 10th Excel Class ship in Carnival Corp.’s fleet across four brands. Expected to enter service in Spring 2027, it will join current Excel Class ships Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, and Carnival Jubilee.

The new 180,000-ton ship will carry over 6,400 guests and use a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform. This new ship is the first newbuild order by Carnival Corporation in five years.

Carnival Orders Fourth Excel Class Ship

“Our Excel class ships have been a tremendous addition to the Carnival fleet and proven very popular with our guests,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “As the world’s most popular cruise line, this new ship enables us to continue the growth of our incredible fleet as we welcome our loyal guests back to cruise more frequently and attract new-to-cruise guests to experience all that a Carnival cruise has to offer.”

“Building on our strong performance and growing momentum around the world, we are excited to resume our newbuild program and further enhance our global fleet with yet another state-of-the-art ship that will wow Carnival Cruise Line’s guests,” said Josh Weinstein, CEO of Carnival Corporation.

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line


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