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Carnival Destiny

 

When the carnival destiny entered service in 1996, she was the largest passenger ship ever built as measured by her gross tonnage.

The Caribbean's most popular floating resort offers ocean views and balcony rooms in over 60% of the staterooms. A massive, tiered, multi-deck entertainment area features 4 pools, 7 whirlpools, a 214-foot spiral water slide, and extensive spa facilities. She is the lead ship of the Destiny Class and has two similar sister ships, the Carnival Triumph, and the Carnival Victory. Destiny was given a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2005,
the ship received further upgrades in 2010 including the giant outdoor movie screen

 

in 2013 the carnival destiny is expected to receive a one hundred a fifty million dollar refit, on completion of this upgrade this ship is to be renamed to carnival sunshine.

  


 

Onboard Entertainment and Facilities

 

Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon

   


   

Ship Specifications

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  • Size: Large
  • Length: 893 feet
  • Beam: 116 feet
  • Speed: 22.5 knots
  • Tonnage: 101,353
  • Decks: 12
  • Crew: 1,040
  • Passengers: 2,642
  • Maiden Voyage: November 1996 
  • Christened: November 1996
  • Godmother: Lin Arison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trivia.

Down the hatch - Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch. First used by seamen, it has only been traced back to the turn of the century.

Clean Bill of Health - This widely used term has its origins in the document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure

As the Crow Flies - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.

Violet Jessop: worked as  a stewardess and nurse
she achieved fame by surviving the  sinkings of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic, she was also on board the RMS Olympic in 1911 when it collided with the HMS Hawke.

Hardtack: A sailor’s diet in 17th century included ships biscuit or hardtack made from ground floor water and salt these were baked till hard, the biscuit also included additional unintentional ingredients such as maggots and weevils.