CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES’ NEW 110,000-TON SUPERLINER TO BE NAMED CARNIVAL FREEDOM
New 2,974-Passenger ‘Fun Ship’ Scheduled To Enter Service in Spring 2007
MIAMI (November 16, 2004) – Carnival Freedom is the name selected by Carnival Cruise Lines for its new 110,000-ton cruise ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2007.
To be built at a cost of $500 million at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy, the new 2,974-passenger “Fun Ship” will be the fifth in Carnival’s highly successful Conquest-class, which also includes Carnival Conquest and Carnival Glory, currently in service, and Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty, set to debut Dec. 15, 2004, and July 20, 2005, respectively. The itinerary for the Carnival Freedom will be announced at a later date.
The new Carnival Freedom will encompass 13 passenger decks housing 22 lounges and bars, a 13,300-square-foot health club, a 4,200-square-foot children’s play room, an 1,800-square-foot teen club/game room, four swimming pools, a 214-foot-long water slide, and four restaurants, including an upscale reservations-only supper club.
Other features will include a nine-deck-high atrium, a full gambling casino, a duty-free shopping mall, and a comprehensive golf program. Of the ship’s 1,487 staterooms, 60 percent will offer either an ocean view or a balcony.
“Among the largest passenger vessels at sea, Carnival Freedom will embody ‘Today’s Carnival,’ with a huge array of on-board features and facilities for guests to enjoy. It will certainly be a fantastic addition to the ‘Fun Ship’ fleet,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is the world’s largest and most popular cruise line with a fleet of 19 “Fun Ships” operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Europe.
Carnival Cruise Lines is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.
I don't understand what you are talking about? <VBG>
Kuki of the Seas.
aka Mike M
I think originality has become a thing of the past. Cruise lines, movie studios and corporations have found it easier to copy than find something original. It is less expensive and assures a built in market. It also assures us a homogenized market.
I also have somewhat of an issue of patronizing the "U.S/Canadian. Market" with patriotic names on foreign flagged vessels. I know that Freedom and Liberty are world wide concepts but we all know they are geared for the North American market.
Mike(Who will now get off his soap box and become himself)
When I heard the name Conquest I did not think too much about it. Now: Valor, Liberty, and Freedom....I have to say that these names do not do much to invoke a "vacation mood"!! I do not particularly like the names of the dining rooms, etc of the new Valor;I hope the decor will be better than the names!!
They need names to invoke the "vacation mood" of fun etc.!!
NCL Jewel March 14/08(Southern Caribb.)VALOR Jan. 7 /07(Western Caribb. again!)
VALOR Jan/05-our first family cruise was great!
I agree Brenda and Kuki. Booooorrrrrinnnngggg.....
Where's my darn thesaurus when I need it???
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
CARNIVAL, WEBSTER'S TO MERGE, WILL CREATE NEW SHIP NAMES THESAURUS
Miami (November 20, 2004)
Carnival Corporation & plc has decided to merge with Merriam-Webster in a new move designed to come up with names for the approximately 485 newbuilds the line has on order over the next 20 years. The company will also now be able to enhance onboard activities and libraries with their products.
"With so many newbuilds on order, coming up with good, original names has become quite a task. Thanks to the efforts of the thesaurus division of Merriam-Webster, we will be able to easily name the nearly five hundred ships we are planning," said Bob Dickinson, President of Carnival.
"We feel this will be a turning point in ship naming for all time."
Holiday 5-day Western Caribbean
Liberty 8 day Western