Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and largest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is pictured here in the outfitting quay at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard as construction continues on the massive 3,646-passenger vessel.


Representing a new class of ship for the line, Carnival Dream will offer a host of innovations, including the largest spa and children’s facilities in the fleet, a new indoor/outdoor entertainment area offering magnificent ocean vistas, and the longest water slide at sea, part of the sprawling Carnival WaterWorks aqua park.  A variety of accommodation categories – including a two-bathroom configuration that will be ideal for families, as well as “cove” balcony staterooms closer to the water line – will be available, as well.


Following a series of three 12-day European voyages beginning in Sept. 21, 2009, Carnival Dream will reposition to New York for a pair of eight-day cruises before launching year-round seven-day Caribbean service from Port Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 12, 2009.