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Carnival Victory on Hudson River, New York, United States
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||Panama|
|Ordered:||January 30, 1997 |
|Builder:||Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)|
|Cost:||US $410 million|
|Christened:||August 18, 2000 by Mary Frank in New York, USA|
|Maiden voyage:||October 15, 2000|
|In service:||August 2000-present|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9172648
Call Sign 3FFL8
|Notes:||Sister ship of Carnival Triumph|
|Class & type:||Destiny/Triumph-class cruise ship|
|Length:||893 ft (272.19 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35.36 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.23 m)|
|Installed power:||34,000 kW|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-electric; two controllable pitch propellers (17.6 MW each)|
|Speed:||22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)|
The second ship in Carnival's Triumph-class series, Carnival Victory boasts more than 500 veranda cabins, a nine-deck atrium with four glass elevators, a three-deck "Caribbean lounge" with seating for 1,500 for Vegas-style shows, and a total capacity of 3,400 passengers and 1,000 crew members.
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Carnival Victory was launched in 2000 as one of the largest cruise ships at that time. Her sister ship, Carnival Triumph both include an extra deck that differs them from the previously built Carnival Destiny. Carnival Victory sailed out of New York upon launch, and sailed many years out of San Juan, PR. She is currently sailing four- and five-day cruises out of Miami, Florida.
Carnival Victory is themed to depict the different oceans and seas of the world but is structurally identical to her sister ship, Carnival Triumph. The Triumph-class ships are closely related to the earlier Destiny-class, but differ from Carnival Destiny in the addition of extra balcony cabins on their Lido decks and various changes to placement and architecture of public areas. There are three large pools: King of the Seas, Triton, and Sirens, all including whirlpools in the immediate area. There is a 214-foot-long (65 m) "Twister" waterslide that ends next to the "King of the Seas" pool. The "Serenity Adult Only Retreat" is located next to the waterslide entrance. There is a kids' pool near Camp Carnival. The ship's atrium is green from top to bottom and has four glass elevators. There are two main dining rooms, named the Atlantic and the Pacific, and both offer the same menu.
More than half of Carnival Victory's cabins have an ocean view, and 60% of these have a balcony. Twenty-five cabins are wheelchair accessible. Penthouse suites are 345 sq ft (32.1 m2); suites are 275 sq ft (25.5 m2); ocean view cabins are 185 sq ft (17.2 m2); interior cabins are 185 sq ft (17.2 m2).
In late 2007, Carnival Victory underwent a refit which included the installation of Carnival's Seaside Theater for the midship pool, the sushi bar in the South China Sea Club casino, and some other minor changes. Some of her features include a nine-story atrium, four pools, numerous dining options, various entertainment options, a casino, and a spa.
Carnival Victory is scheduled to undergo the Carnival FunShip 2.0 refurbishment sometime in the near future.
Effective November 21, 2010, Carnival Victory dropped its call to Dominica, with the exception of the December 26th sailings, for the rest of 2010 and through 2012.
Carnival Victory offered sailings to San Juan from Sunday to Sunday and Barbados from Wednesday to Wednesday. Offering seven-day Southern Caribbean cruises, visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. Effective November 21, 2010, Carnival Victory dropped its call to Dominica, with the exception of the December 26th sailings, for the rest of 2010 and through 2012.
Accident and incidents
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