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Shanghai Waigaoqiao completes hull for CSSC Carnival newbuild

Now equipment installation and interior outfitting will begin at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding
In a breakthrough for Chinese cruise shipbuiding, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding completed the hull for China's first domestically built large cruise ship.

It is due for delivery to CSSC Carnival Cruise Shippinga joint venture between China State Shipbuilding Corp. and Carnival Corp. & plc, in 2023.

The design and purchasing work are almost complete, and the building progress is at 45% since the steel-cutting ceremony held two years ago.

Next: Equipment installation and interior outfitting

Now the shipyard will proceed into the second phase of construction, including equipment installation and interior outfitting, said Zhou Qi, vice general manager of Waigaoqiao.

The vessel measures 323.6 meters/1,062 feet and 37.2 meters/122 feet at the beam. It will have 2,125 passenger cabins with total capacity for 5,248 guests.

A sister ship is planned to follow.

Meanwhile, Costa Atlantica was transferred to CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping in early 2020, with Costa Mediterranea to follow.