Carnival Cruise Lines plans to build an “innovative” cruise ship that can accommodate up to 1,000 passengers and capacity up to 100%, according to a new report from Vice News.
The ship, called the V-150, is currently being designed by the cruise line’s Newport Beach, California, factory.
The V-100, a vessel that can carry up to 2,000 people, was recently delayed because of Hurricane Florence, which brought heavy rain and mudslides to the Gulf Coast.
Vice’s source said Carnival plans to put the V, 150, and V-200 ships up for sale by the end of 2020.
Carnival is the second major cruise line to build the V. The first, Carnival America, has built two ships, the V200 and V300, that carry about 1,300 passengers each.
Carnival’s ships can reach cruise ship capacity with about 50 passengers, and they can go to full capacity with 100 passengers.
The ships can accommodate a maximum of 1,200 passengers.
Carnival and the V line have both received funding from the federal government’s $2 billion Safety Research, Development, and Demonstration (SRD&D) program.
Carnival has also received money from the National Institutes of Health.
The company is also working with private companies on the VVV Cruiseship, which is slated to go into service in 2021.
The two ships will have a maximum capacity of 4,500 passengers and an overall capacity of about 4,000 seats.
The vessels are currently undergoing environmental testing.
Carnival officials said that they have no plans to expand capacity on the ships.
The V-series cruise ships were first introduced in 2004.
The current V-300, a larger vessel that has a capacity of 8,400 passengers, was launched in 2007.
The line has been struggling with high passenger traffic, particularly from Europe, as well as a lack of interest from U.S. passengers.
While the VVs have a lot of capacity, Carnival and other cruise lines are moving away from passenger-carrying cruise ships in favor of smaller, more luxurious boats.
A new wave of cruise ships are being built to compete with luxury cruise ships, which include luxury boats like the $500 million Princess Cruises.
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