Carnival Conquest

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Carnival Conquest
Carnival Conquest cruiseship.jpg
Carnival Conquest at Grand Cayman on January 5, 2006.
Career
Name: Carnival Conquest
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry: Panama[1]
Ordered: August 4, 1998[2]
Builder: Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Cost: US $500 million[1]
Sponsored by: Lindy Claiborne Boggs
Christened: November 19, 2002[3]
Maiden voyage: November 12, 2002[4]
In service: December 2002[1]-
Identification: IMO number: 9198355[5]
Call Sign 3FPQ9[5]
MMSI 357657000[6]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 953 ft (290.5 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Height: 208 ft (63.4 m)[4]
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)[1]
Decks: 13 decks[1]
Installed power: 63,400 kW[1]
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two propellers[1]
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)[1]
Capacity: 2,974 passengers
Crew: 1,150

Carnival Conquest is a Conquest-class cruise ship owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. Sixty percent of her staterooms have ocean views, and sixty percent of those (37% of all cabins) have balconies.[7] The ship's interior decor is of a French Impressionist style designed to complement the port city of New Orleans. Carnival Conquest was renovated in 2009, receiving a new Circle "C" club (for 12- to 14-year-olds) and a large outdoor LED screen. Eighteen ocean view staterooms were given balconies during this process.[8] [9]

The Godmother of Carnival Conquest is Lindy Boggs, former US Congresswoman for Louisiana.[3] Carnival Conquest currently sails out of Miami, Florida for year round 7 day cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Incidents[edit]

On July 7, 2013, the ship was diverted to Mobile, Alabama after a tugboat sank in New Orleans, causing a closure to the Mississippi River. Carnival then changed the next 7 day cruise roundtrip New Orleans into a 6 day cruise from Mobile to New Orleans. Passengers disembarking were provided charter buses to New Orleans.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  2. ^ "Carnival Corporation Contracts for Two 102,000-ton Vessels for Carnival Cruise Lines Unit" (Press release). Archived from the original on 8 January 2000. 
  3. ^ a b "Lindy Boggs to christen Carnival ship". South Florida Business Journal. 10 October 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest, other ships might call Coast new home: Sagging power lines in New Orleans a contributing factor for move.". Access my Library. Mississippi Business Journal. 23 December 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  5. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest (600398)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard. https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=600398.
  6. ^ "Carnival Conquest (IMO: 9198355)". vesseltracker.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Carnival Conquest - Destination Oceans". Destination Oceans. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Circle 'C' Club, Seaside Theatre, New Balconies Added to Carnival Conquest During Extensive Renovation". Carnival Cruise Lines. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Title unknown". [dead link]

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