Carnival Horizon Completes Launch Milestone

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon saw water for the first time today as the sluice gates were opened into the dry dock for the first time for the start of her launch/floating out ceremony.

Carnival Horizon sees water for the first time as the sluice gates are opened today. Image: Carnival Cruise Line (Twitter)

The ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, saw the traditional coin ceremony take place where it was welded onto the ship before the duties of the launch ceremony were carried out by the Godmother, Clementina Zecchin, whom is an employee at the Maghera shipyard for Fincantieri.

In attendance at the ceremony was Senior Vice President  Hotel Operations of Carnival Corporation, Richard Morse,  Project Manager of Carnival Cruise Line, Fabrizio Timossi and Director of Marghera Shipyard, Antonio Quintano.

When ship is fully afloat, she will then be moved to a berth where she will undergo the fitting out process for her interiors and outer decks.

Carnival Horizon, at 133,500grt and 340m long is scheduled for delivery in the Spring of 2018 and will join her sister Carnival Vista as the second ship in the Vista class for Carnival Cruise Line.

Feature Image: Carnival Cruise Line (Twitter)

Source: Fincantieri

Image: Carnival Cruise Line (Twitter)


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