The deals secured with Carnival Corporation & PLC mark the first shipbuilding contracts Mitsubishi Heavy has secured in 12 years and the ships capable of carrying 3,250 passengers will be the biggest passenger liners the company has ever built.
Mitsubishi Heavy did not disclose the amount it will be paid for the work.
Mitsubishi Heavy will build the ships at its Nagasaki Shipyards for the Carnival group’s AIDA Cruises.
Mitsubishi Heavy last received a large-scale passenger ship order in June 1999. Carnival commissioned it to build two 16,000-ton large passenger cruise ships, but the Diamond Princess caught fire during construction in 2002 and the company has since secured no new contracts.