Carnival Glory anchored in Belize City.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||Panama|
|Ordered:||August 4, 1998|
|Cost:||US $500 million|
|Launched:||July 19, 2003|
|Sponsored by:||Dr Sally Ride|
|Maiden voyage:||July 2003|
|Class and type:||Conquest-class cruise ship|
|Length:||952 ft (290.2 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35.4 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Installed power:||6 × Wärtsilä 12W 63,400 kW (combined)|
|Propulsion:||2 × propellers|
|Speed:||22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)|
Built by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on July 19, 2003, and christened by American physicist and astronaut Dr Sally Ride.
Some features of Carnival Glory include nightclubs, duty-free shops, four pools, seven whirlpools, and a 214-foot (65 m) water slide. Sixty percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty percent of those feature private balconies.
Carnival Glory was first drydocked in November 2012, to update her to the Carnival "Fun Ship 2.0" standard. During that time, she received new bars, along with a Guy's Burger Joint, and updates to her entertainment venues. In February and March 2017, she received a new "WaterWorks" feature, along with renovations of additional areas aboard the ship.
Currently, Carnival Glory's home port is Miami. In November 2009, Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami, replacing Carnival Triumph. Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami, to make room for one of Carnival's newest ships, Carnival Dream in Port Canaveral. Later in June 2010, Carnival Glory began conducting summer cruises out of New York City, replacing Carnival Triumph for Canadian-bound cruises. Carnival Glory also has cruised out of Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2014, Carnival Glory started operating 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami.
On March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger jumped through a window and fell 60 ft (18 m) into the water 30 mi (48 km) east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was rescued 8 hours later. On March 8, 2015, 21-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cameron Smook, fell overboard from a 6th deck balcony. Surveillance video showed Smook climb over the balcony's railing before falling into the water. A 6,500 square nautical miles (22,000 km2; 8,600 sq mi) search was conducted 6 mi (9.7 km) south of Abaco Island, Bahamas. The US Coast Guard along with other area vessels conducted a search, but Smook's body was not recovered. The cruise had departed Miami on Saturday, March 7, 2015. On August 19, 2015, around 16:00, or about 45 minutes after leaving Roatán in Honduras, a 65-year-old female passenger, from San Jose, California, fell or jumped overboard from the 9th or 11th deck. Two hours later her body was found 5 mi (8.0 km) from Roatán. On October 14, 2017, at 8:15, while passengers were disembarking in Miami, 8-year-old Zion Smith, from the Bahamas, fell from the 5th floor to the 3rd floor of the Old Glory Atrium. CPR was started immediately and paramedics took her to Ryder Trauma Center where she died.
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