Grand Holiday

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Carnival Holiday before she became the Grand Holiday
Name: 1985-2009:Holiday
2010 onwards: Grand Holiday [1]
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: 1985-2009: Carnival Cruise Lines
2010 onwards: Iberocruceros
Port of registry: Madeira, 22x20px Portugal
Builder: Aalborg Værft, Ålborg, Denmark
Completed: 1985
Maiden voyage: May 18th, 2010 as Grand Holiday
Identification: IMO number: 8217881 Call Sign CQNH
Status: In Service as of May 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Holiday class cruise ship
Tonnage: 46,052 GRT
Length: 728 ft (222 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.2 m)
Decks: 9
Speed: 21 knots
Capacity: 1,452 Passengers
Crew: 660

MS Grand Holiday is a Holiday class cruise ship, formerly owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. As of April 2010 she is currently undergoing dry dock refurbishments until she is transferred to the Ibero Cruises fleet. Sailing as the Grand Holiday starts in May 2010[2] Her first sailing as the Grand Holiday was on May 18th, 2010[3]

Ship history

Built by Aalborg Værft in Ålborg, Denmark, the Grand Holiday entered service for Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985 as the Holiday. The ship's condition had been in decline until 2003, when she was sent into the dry docks and renovated. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, she was used as temporary housing for victims of the storm. After leaving Mississippi, she again went to the dry docks for an additional three weeks of renovations. New carpeting and plumbing were added and repairs to the propellers were made, among other improvements. Holiday resumed her normal route in the Western Caribbean, sailing from Mobile, Alabama until November 2009. In November 2009, Holiday was retired from the fleet and will be transferred to the fleet of Iberocruceros,[4] another cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc as the Grand Holiday. Holiday was replaced by the Carnival Fantasy.

Meeting facilities

  • Americana Lounge: 900 maximum guests reception, 725 maximum guests theater, 200 maximum guests modified classroom
  • Doc Holiday's: 350 maximum guests Theater, 150 maximum guests modified classroom
  • Reflections Dance Club: 400 Reception, 150 Theater, 50 modified classroom
  • Lounge: 110 maximum guests Reception, 60 maximum guests theater
  • Piano Bar: 60 maximum guests Reception, 30 maximum guests theater
  • Library: 15 maximum guests board meeting
  • Wharf Bar & Grill: 300 maximum guests reception
  • Four Winds Dining Room: 414 maximum guests
  • Seven Seas Dining Room: 480 maximum guests


External links

fr:Holiday (bateau de croisière)