Defunct Cruise Lines
Carnival Imagination is a Fantasy class cruise ship launched on the 1st July 1995, she is owned and operated by carnival cruise lines.
Some of her on board features include Radio Room, Beauty Salon & Barber Shop, Massage & Loofah Rooms, Aerobics Room, Fully Equipped Nautica/Spa & Health Club, Nautica Jogging Track (1/8 mile), 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools - One especially for the children, Children's Playrooms - 2 to choose from, Closed Circuit TV & Satellite TV at sea.
In September 2008, the Carnival Imagination replaced the Fascination's 3/4 day Bahamas/Mexico itinerary This is due to the Fascination being moved from Miami to Jacksonville, Florida after the M/S Celebration retired from Carnival's fleet.
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.