Carnival Names Upcoming New-Builds

February 9, 2007

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the names of its upcoming 130,000-ton, 3,652-passenger new-builds: Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic.

Dream and Magic -- scheduled to launch in October of 2009 and June of 2011 respectively -- represent a new class for the line. These ships will be Carnival's largest ever, and will feature innovative onboard amenities and facilities (though the line is tight lipped thus far as to what they will be).

These ships are two of four currently on order, all being built by Italy's Fincantieri. The 110,000-ton, 2,974-passenger Carnival Freedom is slated to debut in Europe next month (March 5); the 112,000-ton, 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is scheduled to enter service in July of 2008.

Stay tuned to Cruise Critic for updates.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor

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