Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, has received an order to power the new cruise vessel of Carnival Corporation, USA carrying the preliminary name Carnival Dream 3. The vessel will be built by the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy and its launch is scheduled for August 2011. Carnival Dream 3 will enter service in the spring of 2012. Wärtsilä's scope of supply includes six Wärtsilä 46 engines.
"Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation have been cooperating for many years and a number of Carnival Cruise vessels carry our propulsion solutions. Reliability is of prime importance in the cruise industry and Wärtsilä's leading position in the marine industry was a key factor in winning this order. In addition to supplying equipment, the contract includes commissioning of the engines. Members of the vessel's crew will also receive annual training on our premises," says Mr Carl-Henrik Björk, Vice President, Cruise & Ferry, Wärtsilä Ship Power.
The 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 46 engines with diesel-electric configuration has a rated output of 12600 kW at 514 rpm each. The electrical power generated will be used for propulsion, for bow and stern thrusters, air conditioning, lighting and auxiliary services.
Carnival Dream 3 will sail world-wide, mainly in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Alaska. To protect the environment by reducing emissions in vulnerable sea areas, the vessel has been designed to also operate on light fuel oil.
Able to carry up to 3690 passengers, the new 130,000-ton cruise vessel will have an overall length of about 306 metres, a breadth of 37 metres and a maximum draught of 8.5 metres. The deadweight at a draught of 8.2 metres will be some 10,500 tons.
Carnival Dream 3 is a further development of Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic. It will have 18 decks, a WaterWorks aqua park with a 300-foot-long corkscrew water slide, a stunning indoor/outdoor café, a live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza, a wide range of luxurious staterooms, extensive facilities for children and teenagers, a 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa and the Lanai, an outdoor promenade featuring cantilevered whirlpools which extend over the ship's sides.
Owner of the new vessel will be Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise vacation companies in the world. In addition to Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Corporation's portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P&O Cruises, Cunard Line and Ocean Village in the UK; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain and P&O Cruises in Australia.