Power package for new cruise ship

04 Mar 2010

The new cruise vessel by Carnival Corporation, ‘Carnival Dream 3’, will be powered by Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä reports that it has received an order to power the latest cruise vessel for Carnival Corporation, USA, which is provisionally named ‘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 Carl-Henrik Björk, vice president, cruise & ferry, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

The 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 46 engines, which form the heart of a diesel-electric power plant, each have a rated output of 12600 kW at 514 rpm. 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 operate on light fuel oil as well as retaining a heavy fuel capability.

Able to carry up to 3690 passengers, the new 130,000-ton cruise vessel will have an overall length of about 306m, a breadth of 37m and a maximum draught of 8.5m. At a draught of 8.2m, the ship will have a capacity of some 10,500 dwt.

Carnival Dream 3 is a further development of sister ships Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic. It will have 18 decks, a WaterWorks aqua park with corkscrew water slide, indoor/outdoor café, a live entertainment venue, a range of staterooms, facilities for children and teenagers, a large spa and an outdoor promenade known as ‘the Lanai’, featuring cantilevered whirlpools which extend over the ship's sides.

The ship will be owned by Carnival Corporation, which has a portfolio of brands which 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, as well as the US-based Carnival Cruise Lines.

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