Carnival Glory anchored in Belize City.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||Panama City, 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)|
Carnival Glory is a Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Fincantieri at its 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 the Glory include nightclubs, duty-free shops, four pools, seven whirlpools, and a 214-foot water slide. Sixty percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty percent of those feature private balconies.
The Carnival Glory was last drydocked in November 2012. During that time, the RedFrog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy Bar, EA Sports Bar, Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Punchliners Comedy Club & Brunch presented by George Lopez, Hasbro, The Game Show, Playlist Productions, DJ IRIE were added, part of the line's "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades. .
Currently, Glory's home port is Miami. In November 2009, Glory was redeployed to Miami, replacing the Carnival Triumph. The Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami to make room for one of Carnival's newest ships, the Carnival Dream in Port Canaveral. Later in June 2010, Glory began conducting summer cruises out of New York City, replacing the Triumph for Canadian-bound cruises. The Carnival Glory also has cruised out of Norfolk.
In 2014, Glory started operating 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami.
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 mile search was conducted 6 miles south of Abaco Island, Bahamas. The U.S. 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 shortly after leaving Isle Roaton in Honduras, a passenger fell overboard. 2 hours later her body was found. Because of the tragedy the vessel couldn't make it to its last port of call in Grand Cayman so they revisited Cozumel Mexico.
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