Spirit-class cruise ship

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Costa Atlantica.jpg
Costa Atlantica in Miami
Class overview
Builders: Kvaerner Masa-Yards Helsinki, Finland (2000-2004)
Fincantieri Marghera, Italy (2009-present)
Operators: Carnival Cruise Lines
Costa Cruises
Preceded by: Carnival Cruise Lines: Destiny class
Costa Cruises: Classica class
Succeeded by: Carnival Cruise Lines: Conquest class
Costa Cruises: Fortuna class
Built: 2000-present
In service: 2000-present
Completed: 8
Active: 8
General characteristics
Type: Cruise Ship
Tonnage: 85,619 - 92,700 GT
7,500 DWT
Length: 292.56 m (959 ft 10 in)
Beam: 32.20 m (105 ft 8 in)
Draft: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Decks: 12
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 9R46
63,370 kW (combined)
Propulsion: 2 × 17.6 MW ABB Azipod
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,114–2,680 passengers
Crew: 930

The Spirit class is a class of cruise ships built at the Helsinki New Shipyard (now STX Europe) in Helsinki, Finland. The class are operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises (both subsidiaries of the Carnival Corporation). The ships were built to the Panamax form factor, allowing them to pass through the Panama canal. This class has the smallest of the signature smoke stacks that Carnival has on their ships.

In 2009, the new Costa Luminosa (built by Fincantieri) was introduced. The design is a hybrid between the Spirit Class and the Vista Class which makes the Spirit/Vista class ship the largest cruise ship class in the world with 17 ships operating. see Vista Spirit hybrid class cruise ship.


Built Ship Operator Builder Tonnage Flag Notes Image
2000 Costa Atlantica Costa Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 85,619 GT  Italy First Spirit-class ship CostaAt.JPG
2001 Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Malta First Spirit-class ship for Carnival Carnival Spirit.jpg
2001 Carnival Pride Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Panama she has been flag ship of carnival Carnival Pride2.jpg
2002 Carnival Legend Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Panama CarnivalLegendCoz.JPG
2003 Costa Mediterranea Costa Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 86,000 GT  Italy MS Costa Mediterranea.jpg
2004 Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Panama Last Carnival Spirit-class ship Carnival Miracle July 2011.jpg

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