Carnival’s new Victory sails the Caribbean

Published: Nov/Dec 2000

Carnival Cruise Lines in July took delivery of its new $440 million cruise ship, the 102,000-ton Carnival Victory. It is Carnival’s15th vessel in the “Fun Ship” fleet and the third “Destiny-class” (Destiny, Triumph and Victory) ship.

The 893-foot-long Carnival Victory features 13 passenger decks and 1,379 staterooms, 62 percent of which offer an ocean view. Also included are three, two-deck-high restaurants, two full-service main dining rooms and a casual poolside eatery. A 15,000-square-foot Nautica Spa health and fitness facility, a 1,300-square-foot children’s play area and an Internet café also are included. Week-long Caribbean cruises from Miami were scheduled to begin Oct. 15.

Carnival currently has six ships scheduled for delivery over the next four years, including three 2,794-passenger vessels: the Conquest in 2002, the Glory in 2003 and an as-yet-unnamed vessel in 2004. 110,000 gross registered tons, these three ships represent longer, larger versions of the company’s popular "Destiny-class" vessels.

Carnival Cruise Lines is a member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines alliance which also includes Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Together, these member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to the some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Carnival is the leader in the contemporary market of the cruise industry.

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