Fiesta Marina Cruises

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Fiesta Marina Cruises
Cruise line
Industry Transportation
Fate Brand discontinued
Founded 1993
Defunct 1994
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Products Cruises

Fiesta Marina Cruises was an experimental short-lived subsidiary cruise line of Carnival Cruise Lines. The cruise line was marketed toward the Latin/Spanish-speaking population, residing in the United States and abroad. The cruise line sailed out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Caracas, Venezuela. The cruise line operated only one ship, the Fiesta Marina. The ship was named in Miami, Florida on October 18, 1993. The cruise line was total marketing failure and was dissolved in September 1994. The Fiesta Marina was sold to Epirotiki Cruises to be sail as the Olympic.[1][2][3] In 2007, the Carnival Corporation started a joint-partnership with the Orizonia Corporación to start a new cruise line called Iberocruceros. Just like Fiesta Marina, the new cruise line is marketed toward the Latin/Spanish-speaking population. The cruise line operates out of South America and Europe, independently from Carnival.

Former fleet[edit]

  • Fiesta Marina (1993–1994) - Renamed using the same Carnival Cruise Lines funnel livery. She was the former Carnival Cruise ship Carnivale. She was also previously known as the Queen Anna Maria and the Empress of Britain. Later became the Olympic and The Topaz. She was sold for scrap in 2008.