Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze, is shown here undergoing construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.  Set to debut in June 2012, Carnival Breeze will be the 24th vessel in the line’s fleet.

In addition to a number of signature Carnival amenities, the new 3,690-passenger vessel will introduce soothing Caribbean-inspired interiors that take their cue from the region’s cool island breezes and warm tropical sunsets. Created by Germany-based Partner Ship Design, the tropical design theme will offer a combination of eye-catching colors and pastels and will be carried out in both the ship’s public spaces and staterooms.

The ship’s highlights will include the RedFrog Pub, a Caribbean-inspired watering hole featuring its own private label draught beer, and Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian restaurant that brings the heritage of Carnival’s captains to the table.  Its many top-deck amenities include the SportSquare recreation complex offering an exhilarating ropes course with views to the sea 150 feet below, an outdoor fitness area and mini-golf, as well as WaterWorks, a sprawling aqua park offering a host of splash-tastic features.

Carnival Breeze is scheduled to enter service June 3, 2012 on a special 12-day voyage from Venice to Barcelona, positioning the vessel for a summer schedule of 12-day Mediterranean cruises from the popular Spanish port.  Following a transatlantic crossing, Carnival Breeze will reposition to Miami for year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning November 24, 2012.

Additional information and images of the Carnival Breeze, including renderings of the ship’s new stateroom design, are available at www.carnival.com/breeze.