Carnival Glory

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Carnival Glory anchored in Belize City.
Career
Name: Carnival Glory
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry: Panama City,  Panama
Route:
  • Canada & New England
  • Caribbean
Ordered: August 4, 1998
Builder:
Cost: US $500 million
Yard number: 6058
Launched: July 19, 2003
Sponsored by: Dr Sally Ride
Completed: 2003
Maiden voyage: July 2003
In service: 2003–present
Identification:
Status: In service
Notes: [1][2][3][4]
General characteristics
Class and type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 13 decks
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12W
63,400 kW (combined)
Propulsion: 2 × propellers
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 2,974 passengers
Crew: 1,160
Notes: [2][4]

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.[4][5]

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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.[6][7]

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. .[8][9][10]

Itineraries[edit]

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.[11] 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.[12]

In 2014, Glory started operating 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami.[13]

Incidents[edit]

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.[14]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Carnival Corporation Contracts for Two 102,000-Ton Vessels". Web.archive.org. 2000-01-08. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  3. ^ "Carnival Glory (9198367)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2013-05-20. (registration required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b c Smith 2010, p. 39.
  5. ^ "Carnival Glory (9198367)". Ships In Class. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved 2015-05-29. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Carnival Glory". Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Carnival Glory Review". cruisecritic.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  8. ^ "Fun Ship 2.0 implementation schedule". Carnival Funville. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  9. ^ Sloan, Gene (2010-02-15). "Another Carnival cruise ship, the Carnival Glory, gets a makeover". USA Today. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sector Awarded Cruise Ship Contract" (PDF). Northrom Grumman Currents Magazine. January 9, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  11. ^ "Carnival Dream to Replace Glory in Canaveral Next Year". Cruise Critic. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Carnival Cruise Search | Find Cruises | Carnival Cruise Lines". Carnival.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  13. ^ "Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Glory Cruises". Travel Weekly. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  14. ^ "College student on spring break goes overboard on cruise". AP. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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