Carnival Victory

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Carnival Victory on Hudson River, New York, United States
Career
Name: Carnival Victory
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry:  Panama[1][2]
Ordered: January 30, 1997 [3]
Builder: Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)[1]
Cost: US $410 million[1]
Launched: 2000
Christened: August 18, 2000 by Mary Frank in New York, USA[4]
Completed: 2000
Maiden voyage: October 15, 2000[5]
In service: August 2000[1]-present
Refit: late 2007
Identification: IMO number: 9172648[6]
Call Sign 3FFL8[6]
MMSI 355263000[7]
Status: In service
Notes: Sister ship of Carnival Triumph
General characteristics
Class & type: Destiny/Triumph-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 101,509 GT[2]
Length: 893 ft (272.19 m)[2]
Beam: 116 ft (35.36 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.23 m)
Decks: 13 decks[2]
Installed power: 34,000 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two controllable pitch propellers (17.6 MW each)[8]
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 2,758 passengers[2]
Crew: 1,100[2]

Carnival Victory is a Triumph-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Lines in the Caribbean.

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.[9]

History[edit]

Carnival Victory was launched in 2000 as one of the largest cruise ships at that time.[citation needed] 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.

Layout[edit]

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)[9] "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).[10]

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.[11]

Carnival Victory is scheduled to undergo the Carnival FunShip 2.0 refurbishment sometime in the near future.

Service[edit]

Prior to 2013, Carnival Victory sailed from San Juan, offering seven-day Southern Caribbean cruises visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.

Carnival Victory docked in St.Kitts

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.[12]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

In early 2013, Carnival Victory replaced Carnival Destiny in Miami doing four- and five-day cruises. Carnival Valor replaced Carnival Victory in San Juan.[citation needed]

Accident and incidents[edit]

On October 13, 2013, Qwentyn Hunter, age 6, of Winter Garden, Florida drowned in one of the ship's pools while at sea. Fellow passengers started CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Carnival Victory". Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 1998-02-07. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  4. ^ "CARNIVAL VICTORY, Subdued Decor for Carnival". Carnival Cruise Lines Blog. 2005-06-25. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Carnival Victory Overview". SmartCruiser. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Carnival Victory (11531)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard. https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=11531.
  7. ^ "Carnival Victory (IMO: 9172648)". vesseltracker.com. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Carnival Victory Tour". beyondships.com. 
  9. ^ a b Scull, Theodore (2006). 100 Best Cruise Vacations (4th ed.). Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press. pp. 101–2. ISBN 0-7627-3862-6. 
  10. ^ Stallings, Douglas, ed. (2012). Fodor's The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises (4th ed.). New York: Random House–Fodor's Travel. pp. 160–1. ISBN 978-0-679-00973-3. 
  11. ^ Fritscher, Lisa. "About the Carnival Victory Cruise". USA Today. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Carnival Victory Cruise Ship | Cruise Reviews | Carnival Cruise Line". Carnival.com. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  13. ^ "Qwentyn Hunter drowns on Carnival Cruise Line". WJLA TV. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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