133,500-ton Ship Set to Debut in Europe
MIAMI (June 13, 2017) – Carnival Cruise
Line has announced the appointment of the senior officers for its newest ship,
the 133,500-ton Carnival
Horizon, which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard
in Italy and set to debut in spring 2018.
Comprised of some of the most talented and
experienced mariners in the cruise industry, Carnival Horizon's senior officers
Captain Luigi De Angelis – A 22-year veteran of Carnival Cruise
Line, De Angelis joined the company as a deck cadet aboard the Carnival
Imagination in 1995 and was named captain in 2010. During his Carnival career,
De Angelis has been part of the start-up teams of five ships and most recently
served as master of the line's newest ship, Carnival Vista, during its
inaugural season in Miami.
Chief Engineer Rosario Capilli – Capilli joined Carnival in 1990
following a career in the tanker and cargo industries in his native Italy. He
was named chief engineer in 2002 and has served in this capacity on a number of
Carnival ships, including Carnival Vista during its inaugural season. During
his 27-year Carnival career, Capilli has served on the start-up teams for three
Hotel Director Pierre B. Camilleri – Now in his 13th year
with Carnival, Camilleri joined the company as hotel director after managing
hotel and resort properties in his native Malta, as well as North Africa, Italy
and China. He has served as hotel director on several Carnival ships and
traveled to Italy to be a part of the inaugural teams for the line's two most
recent newbuilds – Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista.
These talented professionals will
lead a team of nearly 1,400 dedicated employees who will travel to Marghera,
Italy, to prepare the ship for its April 2, 2018 maiden voyage – a 13-day
Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona.
Carnival Horizon will also operate
two seven-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona departing April 15 and 22,
2018, and a 10-day Mediterranean cruise departing April 29, 2018, before
repositioning to the U.S. with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona
to New York May 9-23, 2018.
Carnival Horizon will then operate
a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from
the Big Apple before shifting to Miami to launch year-round six- and eight-day
Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. Carnival Horizon will also offer a
special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018.
As the line's newest ship, Carnival
Horizon will offer a wide range of onboard innovations, including a
groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre,
and a delicious array of dining choices, including the Fahrenheit 555
steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian
restaurant and Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. Carnival Horizon will also be the
first ship to feature a colorful Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks park – part of an
exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
A wide range of accommodations will
also be offered, including spa cabins with exclusive privileges at the
luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and
tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to
a Cuban-themed bar and pool.
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Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. For
reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL.
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About Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 25 ships operating
three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and
the Pacific Islands. Two 133,500-ton Vista class ships are currently scheduled
for delivery - Carnival Horizon in 2018 and an as-yet-unnamed vessel in 2019.
Additionally, two new 180,000-ton ships are scheduled to enter service in 2020