News / Carnival Corporation Launches Second of Four New Cruise Ships in 2018

Following launch of Carnival Horizon and Seabourn Ovation, company's AIDA Cruises and Holland America Line brands will also introduce new ships in 2018

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Carnival Corporation on May 11 officially launched Seabourn Ovation, the second of four new ships that will enter service in 2018 across four of the company’s nine global cruise brands. The launch of Seabourn Ovation follows the delivery of the corporation’s first ship of 2018, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Horizon, which has earned rave reviews since its April 2 inaugural cruise.

Also, in late 2018, two more Carnival Corporation brands will launch new ships:

• AIDAnova from AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise line in Germany, marks a new generation of the brand’s ships that combine innovative design with state-of-the-art technology to provide even greater onboard comfort and further enhance the guest experience.

• Holland America Line will launch ms Nieuw Statendam, the line’s second Pinnacle Class ship following ms Koningsdam in 2016.

The four new ships are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy, which will build on the delivery of Carnival Horizon and Seabourn Ovation with 18 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023. The new ships continue the corporation’s focus on providing experiences that consistently exceed guest expectations while also creating excitement and accelerating demand for cruising, the fastest growing segment in the vacation industry.

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