CARNIVAL BREEZE Handed Over

CARNIVAL BREEZE from beneath the bulb. Photo by Maurizio Eliseo 2012.

The third in Carnival Cruises’ DREAM platform of ships, the CARNIVAL BREEZE, was delivered to her owners by the Monfalcone-based Fincantieri shipyard near Trieste, Italy, yesterday.

CARNIVAL BREEZE at Monfalcone.

The delivery of the BREEZE also marks the 100th anniversary of the first ocean liner constructed at Monfalcone, the May, 1912-built KAISER FRANZ JOSEPH I.

CARNIVAL BREEZE and KAISER FRANZ JOSEPH I by Maurizio Eliseo 2012.

Author, artist and maritime historian Maurizio Eliseo created a special image of the two ships berthed together, ready to depart on their first cruise.  The signed artwork was presented to CARNIVAL BREEZE’s Captain Vincenzo Alcaras on the night of the handover.  The ship is now en route to Venice to commence her inaugural cruise season.

With very special thanks to Maurizio Eliseo.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
Peter Knego
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