Carnival Destiny

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Carnival Destiny docked in St. Lucia in April 2007.
Name: Carnival Destiny
Owner: Carnival Corporation & PLC
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
Builder: Fincantieri (Italy)[1]
Cost: US $400 million[1]
Completed: 1996
Maiden voyage: November 24, 1996 [2]
In service: November 1996[1]-present
Refit: 2008
Identification: IMO number: 9070058[3]
Call Sign C6FN4
Status: In Active Service as of 2010
Notes: First passenger ship of 100,000 gross register tons (GRT)
General characteristics
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)[1]
Decks: 12 decks[1]
Speed: 22.5-knot (42 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity: 2,642 passengers
Crew: 1,040 crew

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. [4][5] 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.[6]


Currently the Carnival Destiny offers 4 and 5 night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. Its sister ship, Carnival Victory, replaced the Carnival Destiny in San Juan.[7]

Carnival Destiny itinerary is changing as a result of a propulsion problem.

[8] 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.



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