The 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze took a noteworthy step in its construction at the Fincantieri yard in Monfalcone (Italy) last Friday (September 16, 2011) when Carnival held their traditional coin ceremony, in which a coin was welded to the ship's mast for luck. Then the valves were opened and water began flooding the drydock, and hours later, Carnival Breeze was floating for the first time.
The following morning, the ship was towed out to a finishing dock where it will stay while the finishing work is done on the outside and the interior is installed. The ship is set for delivery in June 2012.
Photos and video are below.