Dream-class cruise ship

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Carnival Dream Bow.png
The class flag ship, Carnival Dream departing Port Canaveral
Class overview
Builders: Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy
Operators: Carnival Cruise Lines
Preceded by: Splendor class
Succeeded by: Vista class (starting Winter 2016)
Built: (2008-2014)
In service: 2009–Present
Building: 1 ship
Planned: 4 ships
Completed: 3 ships
Active: 3 ships
General characteristics
Type: Cruise Ship
Tonnage: Template:130,000 GT
Length: 1,004 ft (306.02 m)
Beam: waterline: 122 ft (37.19 m)[1]
extreme: 158 ft (48.16 m)[1]
Draught: 27 ft (8.23 m)[1]
Decks: 14 passenger decks
Installed power: 6 Engines generating approx. 84,933 hp (63,335 kW)
Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)[1]
Capacity: Normal: 3,646 (double occupancy)[1]
Maximum: 4,631[1]
Crew: 1,367 Crew

The Dream class is a class of cruise ships, operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, The lead vessel of the class, Carnival Dream, entered service in September 2009.[2]

The Carnival Dream and her sisters, Carnival Magic and Carnival Breeze, measures 130,000 GT and are the largest ships ever built for Carnival Cruises. The vessel's design is an evolution from the Conquest class cruise ships. Notable additions in the designs are a half-mile exterior promenade on deck 5, with outside cafes, Jacuzzis situated along the edge of the promenade, and an Aqua Park.

History[edit]

The first Dream-class vessel, which was eventually named Carnival Dream, was ordered on December 14, 2005, in Fincantieri. The order also includes the ships: Nieuw Amsterdam, for Holland America Line; Ruby Princess, for Princess Cruises; and Costa Pacifica, for Costa Cruises. The four ships, and the options, were simultaneously ordered by Carnival Corporation for USD 3 billion.[3]

The Carnival Dream then launched at Monfalcone in 24 October 2008.[4] The ship was delivered in 17 September 2009, fifteen months after her launch, at the Monfalcone yards.[5]

Option for a second vessel was exercised, which is the Carnival Magic. The ship was ordered in 18 December 2006[6] and keel was then laid on 12 January 2010.[7] The ship debuted on 1 May 2011.[7]

The third ship was ordered 1 December 2009, which was officially named Carnival Breeze on 11 May 2010.[8] The ship is expected by Spring 2012. It sailed on June 3 2012 from Italy.

Costa Cruises has ordered a ship of 132,500 GT, Costa Diadema, which will be a fourth sister to this class, expected to be delivered in Fall 2014.[9]

Features[edit]

The Dream-class cruise ships offer a limited number of family size staterooms, with two bathrooms and five beds, a 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m2) children's facility with expansive play areas, a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park, a two-level adults-only Retreat, and a 23,750 sq ft (2,206 m2) wellness area.[10]

Ships[edit]

Carnival[edit]

Ship Year
Ordered
In Service Gross Tonnage Homeport Flag Notes Image
Carnival Dream 2006 2009–Present 128,000 GT New Orleans,
Louisiana
 Panama Carnival Dream In fog.jpg
Carnival Magic 2007 2011–Present 128,000 GT Galveston,
Texas
 Panama Carnival Magic in Venedig.JPG
Carnival Breeze 2010 2012–Present 130,052 GT Miami,
Florida
 Panama Carnival Breeze (ship, 2011) 001.jpg

Costa Cruises[edit]

Ship Delivery Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Diadema October 2014 132,500 GT Italy Largest ship to be built for Costa Cruises.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Fact Sheet: Carnival Dream. Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  2. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/travel/cruises/2009-11-18-carnival-ship-port-canaveral_N.htm USA Today accessed 14 April 2010
  3. ^ FINCANTIERI: AGREEMENT WITH CARNIVAL FOR SIX –SHIP DEAL WORTH OVER 3 BILLION DOLLARS
  4. ^ “CARNIVAL DREAM”, THE BIGGEST CRUISE SHIP EVER BUILT BY FINCANTIERI, LAUNCHED IN MONFALCONE TODAY. Press Release. Fincantieri. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  5. ^ “CARNIVAL DREAM”: THE LARGEST CRUISE SHIP BUILT IN ITALY BY FINCANTIERI. Press Release. Fincantieri. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  6. ^ FINCANTIERI: CARNIVAL CONFIRMS OPTION FOR CRUISE SHIP WORTH € 565 MILLION. Press Release. Fincantieri. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  7. ^ a b “CARNIVAL MAGIC” LAID: WORK STARTS CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE’S NEW FLAGSHIP. Press Release. Fincantieri. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  8. ^ Carnival Cruise Lines' 130,000-ton ship to be named Carnival Breeze. Cruise Industry News. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  9. ^ http://johnhealdsblog.com/2011/09/13/i-recognise-you/
  10. ^ "Carnival Dream christened in New York". Cruise Industry News. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 

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