Carnival Glory is a Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She is the second of five Conquest-class cruise ships. As of March 2023, she operates out of New Orleans.[5]

Carnival Glory with Carnival's New Painted Livery
NameCarnival Glory
OwnerCarnival Corporation & plc
OperatorCarnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry Panama
OrderedAugust 4, 1998
CostUS $500 million
Yard number6058
LaunchedJuly 19, 2003
Sponsored byDr Sally Ride
Maiden voyageJuly 14, 2003
In service2003–present
StatusIn service
General characteristics
Class and typeConquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage110,000 GT
Length952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam116 ft (35.4 m)
Draft27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks13 decks
Installed power6 × Wärtsilä 12W, 63,400 kW (combined)
Propulsion2 × propellers
Speed22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity2,980 passengers

Carnival Glory, constructed by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, was floated out in 2003. The ship features two pools, a 214-foot water slide, six whirlpools, and a 13,300 square foot spa. It underwent refurbishment in 2012 and 2017, receiving new features and renovated areas. Carnival Glory has operated from various ports, including Miami, New York City, and Norfolk, Virginia, and as of 2023, its home port is New Orleans. The ship has experienced several incidents, including passengers falling overboard or from balconies, and a collision with Carnival Legend in 2019, which resulted in minor injuries to six passengers.

Construction edit

Built by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on July 19, 2003, and christened by American physicist and astronaut Dr Sally Ride.[4][6]

Facilities edit

Carnival Glory has two pools, six whirlpools, and a 214-foot (65 m) water slide.[7] The ship also features a 13,300 square foot spa.[8]

Refits edit

Carnival Glory was first drydocked in November 2012 for refurbishment.[9][10][11]

In February and March 2017, she received a new "WaterWorks" feature, along with renovations of additional areas aboard the ship.[12]

Areas of operation edit

In November 2009, Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami.[13] Later in June 2010, Carnival Glory began conducting summer cruises out of New York City, undertaking Canadian-bound cruises. Carnival Glory also has cruised out of Norfolk, Virginia.[14]

In 2014, Carnival Glory operated eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami.[15]

In January 2018, Carnival Glory was the first of Carnival's ship which returned to St. Thomas since hurricanes in September 2017.[16]

As of March 2023, Carnival Glory's home port is New Orleans.[8]

On 2 March 2023, Carnival announced that Carnival Glory will sail a 14-night transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Port Canaveral.[17] From May 2024 onward, Carnival Glory will sail 3- and 4-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, replacing Carnival Liberty, which will go to New Orleans.[18]

Incidents edit

On March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger jumped through a window and fell 60 ft (18 m) into the water 30 mi (48 km) east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was rescued 8 hours later.[19]

On March 8, 2015, 21-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cameron Smook, fell overboard from a 6th deck balcony. Surveillance video showed Smook climb over the balcony's railing before falling into the water. A 6,500 square nautical miles (22,000 km2; 8,600 sq mi) search was conducted 6 mi (9.7 km) south of Abaco Island, Bahamas. The United States Coast Guard along with other area vessels conducted a search, but Smook's body was not recovered. The cruise had departed Miami on Saturday, March 7, 2015.[20]

On August 19, 2015, around 16:00, or about 45 minutes after leaving Roatán in Honduras, a 65-year-old female passenger, from San Jose, California, fell or jumped overboard from the 9th or 11th deck. Two hours later her body was found 5 mi (8.0 km) from Roatán.[21][22]

On October 14, 2017, at 8:15, while passengers were disembarking in Miami, 8-year-old Zion Smith, from the Bahamas, fell from the 5th floor to the 3rd floor of the Old Glory Atrium. CPR was started immediately and paramedics took her to Ryder Trauma Center where she later died.[23]

On July 1, 2018, Carnival Glory rescued a crew member who went overboard on Norwegian Getaway the day before. A 33-year-old male Filipino was found and rescued 21 miles north of Cuba.[24]

On December 20, 2019, while maneuvering to dock in Cozumel she collided with Carnival Legend, which was already docked. Six passengers on board Carnival Glory sustained minor injuries.[25] The cruise line attributed the incident to "spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents."[26] The restaurant that was located in the affected area of Carnival Glory was closed until major repairs could be done. Despite this, the itineraries for both ships continued as planned.

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  1. ^ "Carnival Corporation Contracts for Two 102,000-Ton Vessels". January 8, 2000. Archived from the original on January 8, 2000. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-9812467393.
  3. ^ "Carnival Glory (9198367)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Smith 2010, p. 39.
  5. ^ Line, Carnival Cruise. "Carnival Glory | Glory Cruise Ship". Carnival Cruise Line. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "Carnival Glory (9198367)". LR Class Direct. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Carnival Glory". Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Carnival Glory Fact Sheet – Carnival Cruise Line News". August 30, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "Fun Ship 2.0 implementation schedule". Carnival Funville. October 5, 2011. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  10. ^ Sloan, Gene (February 15, 2010). "Another Carnival cruise ship, the Carnival Glory, gets a makeover". USA Today. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
  11. ^ "Sector Awarded Cruise Ship Contract" (PDF). Northrom Grumman Currents Magazine. January 9, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  12. ^ Sloan, Gene (March 30, 2017). "Makeover brings splashy new water park to Carnival ship". USA Today. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "Carnival Dream to Replace Glory in Canaveral Next Year". Cruise Critic. July 23, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2008.
  14. ^ "Carnival Cruise Search | Find Cruises | Carnival Cruise Lines". November 18, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Glory Cruises". Travel Weekly. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  16. ^ Staff, CIN (January 13, 2018). "Carnival Glory Returns to St. Thomas". Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line Expands Popular Europe Offerings in 2024 | Carnival Cruise Line News". March 2, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  18. ^ "Carnival Liberty to Reposition to New Orleans in 2024 - Cruise Industry News | Cruise News". Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  19. ^ "Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "College student on spring break goes overboard on cruise". AP. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  21. ^ "Crew & Passenger Death accidents". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  22. ^ "Carol Ann Dumas, 65 - Suicide Overboard, Carnival Glory Passenger". August 19, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  23. ^ Holly, Jessica (October 14, 2017). "Girl dies after falling from cruise ship deck at PortMiami". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  24. ^ "Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Norwegian Crew Member". July 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  25. ^ "Carnival Glory slams into Carnival Legend in Cozumel". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  26. ^ Bartiromo, Michael (December 21, 2019). "Carnival Cruise Line gives possible cause of accident in Mexico, apologizes to guests". Fox News. Retrieved December 30, 2019.

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