Carnival Destiny docked in St. Lucia in April 2007.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & PLC|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Cost:||US $400 million|
|Maiden voyage:||November 24, 1996 |
|In service:||November 1996-present|
|Identification:|| IMO number: 9070058|
Call Sign C6FN4
|Status:||In Active Service as of 2010|
|Notes:||First passenger ship of 100,000 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Class and type:||Destiny Class, cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||101,353 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||893 ft (272.19 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35.36 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.23 m)|
|Speed:||22.5-knot (42 km/h; 26 mph)|
Carnival Destiny is a cruise ship that is owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. When she entered service in 1996, she was the largest passenger ship ever built as measured by gross tonnage, and the first passenger ship larger than the 1940-built RMS Queen Elizabeth. Given a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2005, Carnival Destiny features three pools, a variety of dining options, lounges, nightclubs, a casino, duty-free shopping and Spa Carnival. The Destiny spends her time plying the waters of the Caribbean. She is the lead ship of the Destiny Class and has four similar sister ships, the Carnival Triumph, and the Carnival Victory sailing for Carnival Cruises and the Costa Fortuna and Costa Magica sailing for Costa Cruises. The Carnival ships differ from her by the addition of extra balcony cabins on their Lido decks and various changes to placements and shapes of their public areas; the Costa ships have more dancing space and a smaller casino, as well as changes in locations of her public spaces. The term "Destiny class" appears to refer only to the Carnival ships.  As of August, 2009, Roberto Leotta, of Italy, is the Captain of the Carnival Destiny. The propulsion system consists of 6 thruster units, 3 forward and 3 aft, each with variable pitch propellers and 1760 KW motors. The electricity for the motors is provided by diesel engine generators.
Carnival Destiny itinerary is changing as a result of a propulsion problem.
 Carnival says:
Carnival Destiny will undergo a seven-day dry dock next month to resolve a propulsion problem. The issue is only affecting the vessel’s sailing speed and all other systems are operating normally. The dry dock will take place Feb. 13-20.Carnival is cancelling two cruises that were scheduled to take place during the dry dock period – the five-day departure of Feb. 13 and the four-day departure of Feb. 18 (the Feb. 18 cruise will now operate as a modified two-day cruise to Nassau Feb. 20-22). Effective with the February 22, 2010 departure, the Carnival Destiny will be operating its regularly scheduled itineraries.
- Carnival Destiny Lido Deck.jpg
the lido deck on Carnival Destiny
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Carnival Destiny docked at St. Thomas
- Carnival Destiny Night.jpg
Carnival Destiny docked at Oranjestad, Aruba
- Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.
- United States Coast Guard (USCG). "Carnival Destiny". Port State Information Exchange. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. http://psix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=448228.
- Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Destiny
- Costa Fortuna
- Carnival Cruise Lines - News Release
- Carnival press release about propulsion problem.
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