Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
On the 3rd Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that an order was received informally from the world's largest cruise company the "Carnival Corporation & Plc." for two liners with the tonnage that belonged to the world's largest class of 125,000 gross tons (accommodating 3250 people). Among the boats built, it became the biggest passenger boats this company would built after an interval of 12 years. Delivery date was scheduled to be between March 2015 and March 2016. The order amount was not made public.
Nagasaki shipyard (Nagasaki City) had been building for the Aida Cruise, a subsidiary of Carnival Company. The last time for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to receive informal order for the liner was in June 1999. Although it had received an order for two large passenger boats of 116,000 gross tons class from the Carnival Company, after a fire had occurred in the "Diamond Princess" built in 2002, orders came to a stop.
Obviously, the ship building industry morale in Japan would be boosted by the order.