Defunct Cruise Lines
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
|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.