Destiny-class cruise ship
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Carnival Sunshine in Carnival Destiny livery
|Operators:||Carnival Cruise Lines
|Preceded by:||Fantasy class|
|Succeeded by:||Spirit class|
|Length:||893 ft (272 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35 m)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
The Destiny class is a class of cruise ships owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. The class was modified after the lead ship, Carnival Destiny, was launched. This is reflected in both the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory.
The Carnival Destiny was built in 1996. She became the world's largest passenger ship until 1998. She was also the first passenger ship to be built over 100,000 GT. A second similar sister ship, the Carnival Triumph, was launched with one additional deck in 1999. A third and final sister ship, the Carnival Victory, was launched in 2000. The Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory are part of the Triumph class. After the Destiny class, Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises have built larger variations based on the Destiny-class ships.
|Carnival Sunshine||1996||1996- Present||102,853 GT||Bahamas||Originally sailed as the Carnival Destiny
World's largest passenger ship (measured by gross tonnage), when built.
First cruise ship over 100,000 GT.
The two ships below have an additional deck.
June 2013 – present
|101,509 GT||Bahamas||Similar to Carnival Destiny, but with an additional deck. On February 14, 2013 the ship was towed to Mobile, Alabama for repairs after an engine room fire and is scheduled to resume service on June 3, 2013, almost 4 months after being out of service.|
|Carnival Victory||2000||2000–Present||101,509 GT||Panama||Identical to the Carnival Triumph.|
|Costa Fortuna||2003||2003–Present||102,587||Italy||Identical to Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory|
|Costa Magica||2004||2003–Present||102,587||Italy||Identical to Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory|
All rooms in the Destiny class feature a bathroom, multiple configuration beds, closets, a television, and a telephone for shipboard use.
Standard inside room, no window, found ship-wide, includes booking categories 4A through 4G. Uses a framed picture in the place of a window.
Has a window in the place of the picture frame from the inside room. Similar layout and square-footage. Booking category 5A features portholes, while booking category 6E features floor to ceiling windows. Other booking categories in this division are 6A and 6B which feature a normal sized square window.
Balcony rooms feature an additional balcony, and larger square-footage than previous two categories as well as the normal beds and a sofa. This category includes booking categories 8A through 8E.
All Destiny-class ships feature:
- A meeting facility
- A show lounge
- Multiple bars
- A nightclub
- An atrium
- Multiple restaurants
- Multiple pools
- Multiple hot tubs
- A spa
- A casino
- Camp Carnival for teens and children (ages 2-17)
- Helen Anders (2013-04-23). "Carnival Triumph to cruise again in June after repairs, upgrades". Seattle Times (online).
- "Carnival Cruise Lines: Die Kreuzfahrtschiffe" (in German). Retrieved 2012-01-19.
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2008)|