Defunct Cruise Lines
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
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
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.