July 02, 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines officially launched the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor in Sestri, Italy, on Monday. The ship will sail in Western Europe this summer and the Mediterranean in the fall, and will cross the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale to begin offering Caribbean itineraries in late October. Onboard features include the 21,000-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, a water park and the Seaside Theatre with a 270-square-foot LED screen for movies and concerts.