Cruise operator Carnival will debut four innovative new ships in 2020. The cruise news announcement of the new ship across four of the travel company’s brands was announced today. This year will welcome Iona for P&O Cruises UK, Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises, Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
As part of the new approach to dining, Iona will for the first time offer Freedom Dining in all of its main restaurants, giving guests more flexibility for dining.
As with other ships in the P&O Cruises fleet, Iona will have The Retreat, a private, open-air deck area where cold flannels, chilled drinks, snacks and al fresco spa treatments are offered in the privacy of shaded cabanas.
Iona’s Retreat will also have two infinity whirlpools.
Enchanted Princess is designed from the ground up as a Princess MedallionClass ship.
Guests will discover one-of-a-kind dining experiences, more pools and whirlpool hot tubs and entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances.
The ship also will feature Sky Suites, with expansive views from the largest balconies at sea, which originally debuted on Sky Princess in October 2019.
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Mardi Gras is named as a tribute to TSS Mardi Gras, Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever ship, which marked a historic turning point in accelerating growth in the popularity of modern-day cruising.
The ship will feature groundbreaking experiences like the first roller coaster at sea, BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster.
The thrill ride offers 360-degree views while guests race 187 feet above the sea with drops, dips and hairpin turns reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
Guests can choose their own speed on the all-electric roller coaster so no two rides will ever be the same.
Costa Firenze is Costa Cruises’ second ship designed and built specifically for the China market.
Inspired by the city of Florence and representing centuries of Italian culture and history, Costa Firenze will offer guests the chance to fully immerse themselves in Italian beauty and aesthetics, which will take shape in various aspects of life on board from interior design to dining and entertainment to hospitality.
Like its sister ship Costa Venezia, Costa Firenze will offer a series of innovations designed specifically for the Chinese market, including a wide choice of Chinese food, Chinese-style karaoke and parties such as the “Golden Party” with surprises and gifts awarded every 10 minutes.