Carnival Inspiration

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Carnival Inspiration is a Fantasy class cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines that was built at the Helsinki New Shipyard in Finland at a cost of $270 million, she entered service in 1996.

in November, 2007 refurbishments were completed onboard the Carnival Inspiration. The enhancements made to the ship include completely redesigned interior decor, newly refurbished show lounges, bars and public spaces. All staterooms have been outfitted with the Carnival Comfort Bed system and have received upgrades in the bathroom, with porcelain sinks. In addition every stateroom has a new interior colour scheme and flat screen TVs. The Lido restaurant received a complete cosmetic renovation and new furnishings.   




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  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications


  • Size: Large
  • Length: 859 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Tonnage: 70,367
  • Decks: 10
  • Crew: 920
  • Passengers: 2,634
  • Maiden Voyage: 16 March 1996 
  • Christened: 16 March 1996
  • Godmother: Mary Ann Shula








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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.