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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES
3655 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33178
(800) Carnival
 
Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, and Carnival Freedom: entered service in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007, respectively; Carnival Liberty was renovated in 2011, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream and Carnival Glory were renovated in 2012; 110,000 GRT; 952 x 116 feet; 3,700-passenger capacity (2,974 double occupancy); 1,487 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; 7-day Caribbean itineraries from Galveston/Miami for Conquest; from Miami/New York/Boston for Glory; and from San Juan for Valor. Carnival Liberty operates 7-day cruises from Miami; Carnival Freedom operates six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Sunshine: entered service in 2013 (following $155 million refit, was formerly the Carnival Destiny which entered service in 1996); 101,353 GRT (will increase in 2013); 893 x 116 feet; 2,642-passenger capacity (3,006 after April 2013); 1,321 cabins (1,503 after April 2013); Italian officers and international crew; European voyages in the summer of 2013 and then 7-day cruise to the Caribbean from New Orleans (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Dream, Carnival Magic, and Carnival Breeze: entered service in 2009, 2011, and 2012, respectively; 130,000 GRT; 1,004 x 158 feet; 3,646-passenger capacity (4,631 with every berth filled); 1,823 cabins on Carnival Dream and 1,845 on Carnival Magic and Carnival Breeze; Italian officers and international crew; Carnival Dream offers seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, Florida; Carnival Magic offers seven-night Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas; and Carnival Breeze offers six- and eight-day Caribbean voyages from Miami, Florida (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Splendor: entered service in 2008; 113,300 GRT; 3,006-passenger capacity (double occupancy); 1,503 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; thirteen- to eighteen-day South America sailings in spring 2013 and 8-day Caribbean cruises from New York thereafter (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend, and Carnival Miracle: entered service in 2001, 2001, 2002, and 2004, respectively; renovations to Carnival Legend and Pride in 2013; 88,500 GRT; 960 x 105.7 feet; 2,124-passenger capacity; 1,062 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; Carnival Spirit offers eight- to 13-day voyages to the Pacific Islands from Sydney, Australia; Carnival Pride's seven-day sailings commence from Baltimore, Maryland, and cruise the Bahamas and Florida; Carnival Miracle offers seven- and eight-day sailings from Long Beach to Mexican Riviera and Seattle to Alaska; Carnival Legend offers seven-day cruises from Tampa and 12-day European Europe with departures from Dover, Barcelona, and Venice from the spring to the fall 2013 (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory: entered service in 1999 and 2000, respectively; renovations to Carnival Victory in 2013; 102,000 GRT; 893 x 116 feet; 2,758-passenger capacity; 1,379 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; Carnival Triumph offers four- and five-day cruises in western Caribbean from Galveston, Texas; Carnival Victory offers four- and five-day sailings from Miami to the Caribbean (Category C-five stars).

Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Fantasy: entered service in 1991 and 1990, respectively; Carnival Fantasy was renovated in 2005; 70,367 GRT; 855 x 103 feet; 2,052- and 2,056-passenger capacity; 1,026 and 1,028 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; Carnival Fantasy operates seven-day Bahamas cruises from Charleston, South Carolina; Carnival Ecstasy operates four- and five-day Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida and will reposition to Miami in January 2014 for three- and four-day cruises (Category C-four stars).

Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Elation, and Carnival Paradise: entered service in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, and 1998, respectively; various renovations took place to these ships between 2006 and 2010;Carnival Fascination and Carnival Sensation were renovated in 2006 and 2009, respectively; 70,367 GRT; 855 x 103 feet; 2,052-passenger capacity; 1,026 cabins; Italian officers and international crew; Carnival Sensation operates three- and four-day cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the Bahamas; Carnival Fascination operates four- and five-day Key West/Bahamas sailings from Jacksonville, Florida; Carnival Imagination offers three- and four-day Bahamas/western Caribbean cruises from Miami, Florida and will reposition to Long Beach to offer three- and four-day Baja cruises beginning in January 2014; Carnival Inspiration operates three- and four-day Baja cruises from Long Beach, California; Carnival Elation operates three- and four-day cruises from New Orleans to the western Caribbean; Carnival Paradise operates four- and five-day cruises from Tampa to the western Caribbean (Category C-four+ stars).
 
 
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