Present at the ceremony were Gerry Cahill, President and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines and officials from the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard, both the company’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono and the Chairman, Corrado Antonini.
“Carnival Breeze represents the continued evolution of our product, offering a huge array of branded experiences for our guests and inviting public spaces each with its own personality and character, all enhanced by the spirited fun that makes a Carnival cruise so memorable,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.
Carnival Breeze is also the last ship on the books to be built for Carnival Cruise Lines as no more ships are on order at this time. Sister brands under Carnival Corporation have other ships coming out in the next few years including Royal Princess to be delivered about this time next year.
Carnival Breeze is also the first ship in the fleet to feature all of the entertainment elements of the line’s groundbreaking “Fun Ship 2.0” enhancement initiative, including Hasbro, The Game Show, with larger than life adaptations of the brand’s iconic games, and Playlist Productions, which combine captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects to set a new standard in seagoing entertainment.
With a nod to its upcoming Caribbean itineraries, the tropics-inspired Carnival Breeze also features vibrant interiors and inviting public spaces, from the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar to the sun-splashed Lido Marketplace restaurant and a palm tree-lined indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza. Even the staterooms incorporate a palette of pastel hues and a striking new design inspired by the Caribbean’s cool island breezes and warm sunsets.
Today, Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald, currently on Carnival Breeze preparing for the first guests to embark in just a few days, sent along this video of the construction of Carnival Breeze.
“On behalf of everyone at Carnival Cruise Lines I thank the incomparable men and women who have built this fantastic ship,” said Heald, adding “a ship one day I hope you all see for yourselves.”