Spirit-class cruise ship

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Costa Atlantica.jpg
Costa Atlantica in Miami
Class overview
Builders:
Operators:
Preceded by:
Succeeded by:
Built: 2000-2010
In service: 2000-present
Completed: 10 (including derived designs)
Active: 10
General characteristics
Type: Cruise Ship
Tonnage:
  • 85,619 - 92,700 GT
  • 7,500 DWT
Length: 292.56 m (959 ft 10 in)
Beam: 32.20 m (105 ft 8 in)
Draft: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Decks: 12
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 × 17.6 MW ABB Azipod
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,114–2,680 passengers
Crew: 930

The Spirit class is a class of cruise ships built at the Helsinki New Shipyard (now STX Europe) in Helsinki, Finland. The ships are operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, and Cunard Line (all subsidiaries of Miami-based Carnival Corporation). The 10 ships were built to the original Panamax form factor, allowing them to pass through the Panama Canal. This class has the smallest of the signature smoke stacks that Carnival has on their ships.

In 2007 and 2009, the Queen Victoria and Costa Luminosa (built by Fincantieri) was introduced. The design of these ships are a hybrid between the Spirit Class and the Vista Class.

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Ships[edit]

Built Ship Operator Builder Tonnage Flag Notes Image
2000 Costa Atlantica Costa Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 85,619 GT  Italy First Spirit-class ship in this line and first Spirit-class ship for Costa Costa Atlantica 2010-05-20 1.jpg
2001 Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Malta First Spirit-class ship for Carnival Carnival Spirit 2.jpg
2001 Carnival Pride Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Panama At one point, she was the flagship of Carnival Carnival Pride in Cabo San Lucas.jpg
2002 Carnival Legend Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Malta Carnival Legend.jpg
2003 Costa Mediterranea Costa Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 86,000 GT  Italy MS Costa Mediterranea 3.jpg
2004 Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruises Helsinki New Shipyard 88,500 GT  Panama Last Carnival Spirit-class ship Carnival Miracle July 2011.jpg
2007 Queen Victoria Cunard Line Fincantieri 92,700 GT  Bermuda Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class Queen Vic @ Calshot-Ian.jpg
2009 Costa Luminosa Costa Cruises Fincantieri 92,700 GT  Italy Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class Costa luminosa svalbard.JPG
2010 Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises Fincantieri 92,700 GT  Italy Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class Costa Deliziosa departing from Tallinn 22 May 2012.JPG
2010 Queen Elizabeth Cunard Line Fincantieri 92,700 GT  Bermuda Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class Queen Elizabeth Starboard Side Tallinn 7 July 2011.JPG

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