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Date Published: December 8, 2004
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Carnival Floats Out Its Liberty
Even as Carnival executives are busy planning the later-this-month launch of Carnival Valor, its next new ship -- Carnival Liberty -- is busily progressing toward its own debut. The ship was floated out of its dock earlier this week at Italy's Fincantieri.

The 110,000-ton, 2,974-passenger vessel -- a sister to Conquest-class ships Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory and Carnival Valor -- isn't getting its first taste of freedom on the high seas yet, though. At this point the ship has been "floated out," a shipyard term that means the ship has completed its exterior work, and the dry dock can now be filled with water. It is then moved to a wet dock facility where construction ramps up on interiors.

Carnival Liberty launches July 20, 2005 and will be Carnival's first ship ever to sail a season of European itineraries.
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