Carnival's vessels are broken up into different classes of ships. More information than you need, I realize. They are the Fantasy Class, Spirit Class, Destiny Class and Conquest Class. ( I feel like I'm missing a class)
There is a vessel named for each class by the way. All of the Spirit class vessels are fairly new, Carnivals, Pride, Legend, Spirit, and Miracle. Carnival Miracle is the newest at only 5 months. The rest are within 5 years. Very, very new, considering there are ships out there 50 plus years old, still sailing.
Carnival's newest are of the "Conquest Class." Conquest Class are the biggest and heaviest of their fleet. Conquest Class ships, to the best of my knowledge are all within 3 years old. I could be wrong on this. They are Carnival Conquest. <<of course>> Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, and finally Carnival Liberty, do out in '06, and she will be sailing only the European waters.
I hope this helps you! You've certainly come to the right place!
Yes, don't forget about the Valor. I'll be sailing on the Valor on 6/12/05. I can't wait. I wish it was being built in Finland instead of Italy so that Tero could take some of his great pictures of her as she is being built like he did of the Miracle.
It seems like Trina posted a question, but has she ever checked back what the anwser is? That some time bugs me - you take to time to response, but you wonder whether that person even remembers to check. Of course I am not talking about regulars, but more new posters. When I found this great board and starting asking questions for my upcoming cruise, I always replied with a simple "thank you" to let people know that I read the response.
Just wanna clarify something... the Carnival Valor, Conquest class (110 000 tons), will start cruising in december of 2004, on the 17th to be exact, but just a 2 day cruise-to-nowhere. She will start her regular 7 day cruise on december 19th from Miami, and taking over the original Paradise's itineraries.
the CArnival Liberty , also Conquest class (110 000 tons), will be sailing in 2005, not 2006, and will be doing 12 day cruises in the Mediterannea, starting july 20th, round-trip from Rome and going to some cities in Italy (like Vencie, Livorno, Sicily), Croatia, Spain, and France. And let me tell you it's about time Carnival does mediterannean cruises... I wish I could go ! :-(
The beautiful, gorgeous and amazing Carnival Miracle, Spirit class (86 000 tons), will be taking over the Inspiration's itinerary on november 7th. She is currently doing cruises out of New York, going to the caribbean and stoping in Port CAnaveral, and the Bahamas. I saw some pictures a colleague brought back from the inaugural sailing, and was blown away by the beauty of that ship !
Can't wait for pictures from the new ships to come.
Yep, the Liberty does indeed start sailing in 2005...and one of it's ports is Livorno, Italy which is where my daughter and grandson live. And, BTW, Livorno is a starting point for Florence (Firenze) about an hour and a half away, and Pisa about 20 to 30 minutes away.
Sure wish we could be on one of the sailings !
camilia.....I know what you mean, but the first time I ever posted on the threads I didn't know how to get back to it :dizzy ...and I was upset cause I couldn't find it......anyway, that might be the problem..