Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the Vista-class Carnival Panorama cruise ship to Carnival Cruise Line.

The ceremony was held at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice.

The Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Paola De Micheli, Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy, Fincantieri chairman Giampiero Massolo and Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono have attended the ceremony.

The construction of Carnival Panorama began in July 2017. The ship is 323m-long and weighs 133,500 gross tonnes.

The cruise ship has the capacity to accommodate over 6,500 passengers, including crew members. The ship features 2,004 passenger cabins and 770 cabins for the crew.

The third vessel in the Vista-class series Carnival Panorama is the sister ship of Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon that were delivered in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Fincantieri said that the Vista-class vessels are the biggest ships the company has ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet.

The Vista-class vessels feature a range of amenities, including restaurants, theatres, shops and wellness centres.

Fincantieri said: “The units of the Vista-class represent a new technological benchmark in Europe and worldwide in terms of cutting-edge layout, extremely high performance and high-quality technical solutions.”

The new vessel features a limited-access Havana Area with an infinity pool and open bars.

Since 1990, Fincantieri has constructed 96 cruise ships, of which 69 were delivered to Carnival at a total cost of over €32bn.

In March, Fincantieri won the contracts from Princess Cruises to build two next-generation 175,000t cruise ships.