I was on a Carnival cruise a few weeks ago, and the cruise director mentioned that they were building a new cruise ship. The cruise ship we were on, the Carnival Legend weighed about 87000 tons. The new cruise ship that that they are planning is going to weigh 200000 tons. The cruise director joked that the new cruise ship would be so big that it wouldn’t need engines. You could get on the ship in Miami, walk to the other end of the ship, and get off in St Thomas. He had mentioned the name of the new cruise ship but I had forgotten it. I did a search and found the name of the new cruise ship is going to be Carnival Pinnacle. At 200000 tons, this new cruise ship is going to be huge! Wow! I wonder what new amenities the Carnival Pinnacle will have. Ships these days have rock walls and water slides. What will this new cruise ship have? Maybe a football field or a golf course? The Carnival Pinnacle is being built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and is planned for launch in 2007.