The 2,112-passenger vessel, to be named Carnival Legend, will cost approximately $375 million. It will be a sister ship to the Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride, both currently under construction at Kvaerner Masa and expected to enter service in early and late 2001, respectively.
The 960-foot-long Carnival Legend will feature 12 passenger decks. Eighty percent of the staterooms will offer ocean views with 87 percent of those featuring private balconies.
In addition to the three Spirit-class ships, Carnival Cruise Lines has on order three new 102,000-ton Destiny class ships scheduled to enter service over the next four years, including the Carnival Victory, expected to enter service Aug. 31, 2000, and the Carnival Conquest and Carnival Glory, slated to debut in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
Carnival Corporation unit Holland America
Line has four vessels on order, including the 1,440-passenger
Zaandam, scheduled for delivery in early 2000, the 1,380-passenger
Amsterdam expected to debut in late 2000, and two 84,000-
Collectively, these 11 vessels have an
estimated value of nearly $4.3 billion.
Halter and Yantai Raffles win
As well as being prime contractor for this
order, Friede Goldman Halter is one of the shareholders in Yantai
Raffles, which is located in China's Shandong Province,
Brian Chang, a Singaporean businessman, is the yard's executive chairman and managing director.
The order for the heavy derrick/pipelay vessel is the largest ever placed by CNOOC. To win it, Friede Goldman Halter & Yantai Raffles Shipyard Group outbid competitors from Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
Delivery for this vessel is set for the end of March 2001.
Details of the vessel are :
L.OA 157 m
1 unit AmClyde Crane 3800tons