A cruise ship is constructed of giant preconstructed blocks, and the blocks are fitted together in the dry dock. Once the final one is in place. the ship can be floated and towed out of the dry dock to a finishing dock, making space for another ship to be built or repaired.
The final block of the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista was put into place this week at the Fincantieri yard in Monfalcone (Italy). The ship is scheduled for delivery next spring.
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