Carnival Conquest

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Carnival Conquest
Carnival Conquest cruiseship.jpg
Carnival Conquest at Grand Cayman on January 5, 2006.
History
Name: Carnival Conquest
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry: Panama[1]
Ordered: August 4, 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: November 19, 2002[3]
Completed: 25 October 2002
Maiden voyage: November 12, 2002[4]
In service: December 1, 2002[5]
Identification:
Status: 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 Conquest-class cruise ship owned and operated by American/British company Carnival Cruise Line. 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]

Incidents[edit]

On July 7, 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.
  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 2008-07-24.
  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. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  5. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest Fact Sheet". carnival-news.com. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  6. ^ a b "Carnival Conquest (600398)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard.
  7. ^ "Carnival Conquest (IMO: 9198355)". vesseltracker.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  8. ^ "Carnival Conquest - Destination Oceans". Destination Oceans. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  9. ^ "Circle 'C' Club, Seaside Theatre, New Balconies Added to Carnival Conquest During Extensive Renovation". Carnival Cruise Line. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  10. ^ "Title unknown". Archived from the original on January 4, 2012.

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