Carnival Glory with Carnival's New Painted Livery
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry||Panama|
|Ordered||August 4, 1998|
|Cost||US $500 million|
|Launched||July 19, 2003|
|Sponsored by||Dr Sally Ride|
|Maiden voyage||July 14, 2003|
|Class and type||Conquest-class cruise ship|
|Length||952 ft (290.2 m)|
|Beam||116 ft (35.4 m)|
|Draft||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Installed power||6 × Wärtsilä 12W, 63,400 kW (combined)|
|Propulsion||2 × propellers|
|Speed||22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)|
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.
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.
In February and March 2017, she received a new "WaterWorks" feature, along with renovations of additional areas aboard the ship.
Areas of operation edit
In November 2009, Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami. 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.
In 2014, Carnival Glory operated eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami.
In January 2018, Carnival Glory was the first of Carnival's ship which returned to St. Thomas since hurricanes in September 2017.
On 2 March 2023, Carnival announced that Carnival Glory will sail a 14-night transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Port Canaveral. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The cruise line attributed the incident to "spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents." 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.
The "whale-tail" funnel, from the back
Lido deck, at night
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