Carnival Conquest

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Carnival Conquest
Carnival Conquest cruiseship.jpg
Carnival Conquest at Grand Cayman on 5 January 2006.
Name: Carnival Conquest
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry: Panama[1]
Ordered: 4 August 1998[2]
Builder: Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Cost: US $500 million[1]
Laid down: 30 June 1999
Launched: 1 February 2002
Sponsored by: Lindy Claiborne Boggs
Christened: 19 November 2002[3]
Completed: 25 October 2002
Maiden voyage: 12 November 2002[4]
In service: 1 December 2002[5]
Status: Not in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 953 ft (290.5 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Height: 208 ft (63.4 m)[4]
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)[1]
Decks: 13 decks[1]
Installed power: 63,400 kW[1]
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two propellers[1]
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)[1]
Capacity: 2,980 passengers [5]
Crew: 1,150

Carnival Conquest is a cruise ship owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She is the first of her namesake class, whose design is derived from the Destiny-class of cruise ships. Sixty percent of her staterooms have ocean views, and sixty percent of those (37% of all cabins) have balconies.[8] The ship's interior decor is of a French Impressionist style designed to complement the port city of New Orleans. Carnival Conquest was renovated in 2009.[9] [10]

The Godmother of Carnival Conquest is Lindy Boggs, former US Congresswoman for Louisiana.[3]


On 7 July 2013, the ship was diverted to Mobile, Alabama after a tugboat sank in New Orleans, causing a closure to the Mississippi River. Carnival then changed the next 7 day cruise roundtrip New Orleans into a 6-day cruise from Mobile to New Orleans. Passengers disembarking were provided charter buses to New Orleans.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-9812467393.
  2. ^ "Carnival Corporation Contracts for Two 102,000-ton Vessels for Carnival Cruise Line Unit" (Press release). Archived from the original on 8 January 2000.
  3. ^ a b "Lindy Boggs to christen Carnival ship". South Florida Business Journal. 10 October 2002. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest, other ships might call Coast new home: Sagging power lines in New Orleans a contributing factor for move". Access my Library. Mississippi Business Journal. 23 December 2002. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest Fact Sheet". Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest (600398)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard.
  7. ^ "Carnival Conquest (IMO: 9198355)". Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  8. ^ "Carnival Conquest - Destination Oceans". Destination Oceans. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Circle 'C' Club, Seaside Theatre, New Balconies Added to Carnival Conquest During Extensive Renovation". Carnival Cruise Line. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  10. ^ "Title unknown". Archived from the original on 4 January 2012.

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