Dream-class cruise ship
The class flagship, Carnival Dream departing Port Canaveral
|Builders:||Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy|
|Operators:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Preceded by:||Splendor class|
|Succeeded by:||Vista class (starting Winter 2016)|
|Length:||1,004 ft (306.02 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft (8.23 m)|
|Decks:||14 passenger decks|
|Installed power:||6 Engines generating approx. 84,933 hp (63,335 kW)|
|Speed:||22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)|
The Carnival Dream and her sisters, Carnival Magic, Carnival Breeze and Costa Diadema, measure about 130,000 GT and the first three are the largest ships ever built for Carnival Cruise Line. The vessel's design is an evolution from the Conquest class cruise ships. Notable additions in the designs are a half-mile exterior promenade on deck 5, with outside cafes, Jacuzzis situated along the edge of the promenade (on the Carnival trio), and an Aqua Park.
The first Dream-class vessel, which was eventually named Carnival Dream, was ordered on December 14, 2005, from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The order also includes the ships: Nieuw Amsterdam, for Holland America Line; Ruby Princess, for Princess Cruises; and Costa Pacifica, for Costa Cruises. The four ships, and the options, were simultaneously ordered by Carnival Corporation for USD 3 billion.
The third ship was ordered 1 December 2009, which was officially named Carnival Breeze on 11 May 2010. She sailed on 3 June 2012.
Costa Cruises has ordered a ship of 132,500 GT, Costa Diadema in 2011, which is a fourth sister to this class.
Delivered on 25 October 2014, she sailed her inaugural cruise on 1 November, christened and began regular service on 8 November.
The Dream-class cruise ships offer a limited number of family size staterooms, with two bathrooms and five beds, a 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m2) children's facility with expansive play areas, a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park, a two-level adults-only Retreat, and a 23,750 sq ft (2,206 m2) wellness area.
|In Service||Gross Tonnage||Homeport||Flag||Notes||Image|
|Carnival Dream||2006||2009–Present||128,251 GT||New Orleans,
|Carnival Magic||2007||2011–Present||128,048 GT||Galveston, Texas||Panama|
|Carnival Breeze||2010||2012–Present||128,052 GT||Miami,
|In Service||Gross tonnage||Homeport||Flag||Notes||Image|
|Costa Diadema||2011||2014–Present||132,500 GT||Savona, Italy||Italy||Largest and flagship in the Costa Cruises fleet.|
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