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Carnival Cruise Ships By Age And Size, Newest To Oldest 2022

If you’re a planning a cruise with Carnival Cruise Line you might be wondering which cruise ship to book for your next cruise. Thus we have researched Carnival Cruise Ships By Age, Newest To Oldest, Size and wight and also included lots of interesting facts for Carnival Cruise Line. Some because we are geeks and love a bit of history.

Notably it’s also great to know not only the Carnival Cruise Ships by age and size to help you decided if you want to stay on a newer Carnival Cruise Ship, or indeed older. We have also included passengers numbers and Carnival Cruise Ship renovation dates. Because some ships may be older, however this doesn’t mean they haven’t been upgraded recently, thus will have a small ship feel with all the latest innovations. Also check out our post if you want to know what the biggest cruise ships in the world are?

Carnival Cruise Line Ships by Age

Carnival Cruise Ships By Age, And Name, Newest To Oldest

What Was Carnival Cruise Lines First Ever Ship?

The very first Carnival cruise ship was the Mardi Gras. However she wasn’t built for the cruise line, but was the first ship for the newly formed Ted Arison Carnival Cruise Line. Mardi Gras started sailing for Carnival Cruise Line in 1972 and ever since Carnival have expanded at a fast pace, creating more exciting and innovative ships as time has gone on.

Carnival has recently named one of their newer ship Carnival Mardi Gras in a loving nod to their first ship. The original Mardi Gras was around 27,200 gross tons and held 1240 passengers, which compared to today’s ships such as the new Carnival Mardi Gras at 180,000 gross tons and holding 5282 passengers is tiny.

Carnival Cruises first ship Carnival Mardi Gras

How Many Ships Do Carnival Cruise Line Have?

As of 2022 and after selling 5 of the fleet Carnival Cruise Line has 24 ships in service or on sale to book. However Carnival Ecstacy will also go out of service in October 2022.

Which is the Newest Carnival Cruise Ship?

The newest Carnival ship is the Carnival Mardi Gras, is an Excel class ship. Which is 344.4m in length and has a gross tonnage of 180,000, holding 5282 passengers and 1735 crew which is a ratio of 3 crew to 1 passenger. The Carnival Celebration will also be launching in 2022.

Which Are The Biggest Carnival Cruise Ships?

The biggest Carnival Cruise Ship is Carnival Mardi Gras,Celebration and Carnival Jubilee (Due in 2023) . All at 344.4m in length with a gross tonnage of 180,000, Mardi Gras, Celebration and Jubilee are almost 2.5 times heavier than Carnival Ecstacy and former ship Sensation which the smallest ships in the Carnival Fleet and carry over double the amount of passengers.

How Many Passengers Do The Biggest Carnival Cruise Ships Hold ?

Carnival Mardi Gras holds 5282 passengers and 1735 crew and Carnival Jubilee and Celebration holds 5374 passengers and 1735 crew.

Carnival Mardi Gras new and old

Carnival Cruise Ships By Age And Name At A Glance And Which Have Been Refurbished?

  • Due 2023- Carnival Jubilee
  • 2022 – Carnival Celebration ( Maiden Cruise November 2022)
  • 2021 – Mardi Gras 
  • 2019 – Carnival Panorama 
  • 2018 – Carnival Horizon 
  • 2016 – Carnival Vista 
  • 2012 – Carnival Breeze, Refurbished in 2017
  • 2011 – Carnival Magic, Dry Dock Update 2021
  • 2009 – Carnival Dream, Refurbished in 2017
  • 2008 – Carnival Splendor, Refurbished in 2019
  • 2007 – Carnival Freedom, 2019
  • 2005 – Carnival Liberty, Refurbished in 2016
  • 2004 – Carnival Valor, Refurbished 2021
  • 2004 – Carnival Miracle, Refurbished 2020
  • 2003 – Carnival Glory, 2010
  • 2002 – Carnival Conquest, Refurbished in 2017
  • 2002 – Carnival Legend, Refurbished in 2019
  • 2002 – Carnival Pride, Refurbished in 2019
  • 2001 – Carnival Spirit, Dry Dock, New Carpets 2021
  • 2000 – Carnival Victory, Refurbished to Carnival Radiance (2021)
  • 1999 – Carnival Triumph, Renovated and named Carnival Sunrise in 2019
  • 1998 – Carnival Paradise, Refurbished 2018
  • 1998 – Carnival Elation, Refurbished 2020
  • 1996 – Carnival Sunshine, Upgraded from Carnival Destiny in 2013 and Renovated in 2019
  • 1991 – Carnival Ecstasy, Refurbished in 2019 (Goes out of service in October)
SportS deck on Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Ships By Age, Name,Passengers, Crew, Size And Weight Newest To Oldest

ShipClassYearRenovationPassengersCrewGross
Tons
Length
JubileeExcel202353741,735182,8001,130ft
CelebrationExcel202253741,735180,8001,130ft
Mardi GrasExcel202152821735180,8001,130ft
Panorama Vista201940081450133,5001,055ft
HorizonVista201836901450133,5001,055ft
VistaVista201639341450133,5001,055ft
BreezeDream2012201736901386130,0001,004ft
MagicDream2011202136901367130,0001,004ft
DreamDream2009201736461367130,0001,004ft
SplendorSplendor2008201930121150113,573952ft
FreedomConquest 2007201929801150110,000952ft
LibertyConquest2005201629741160110,000952ft
ValorConquest2004202129801180110,00952ft
Miracle Spirit2004 2020212493488,500963ft
Glory Conquest 2002201029801150110,000952ft
ConquestConquest2002201729801150110,000952ft
LegendSpirit20022019212493088,500963ft
PrideSpirit20022019212493088,500963ft
Spirit Spirit 20012021212493088,500963ft
Victory/
Radiance
Destiny2000
2021
202129841,108101,509893ft
Triumph/
Sunrise
Destiny1999
2019
20192984893101,5091108ft
ParadiseFantasy19982018212492071,925855ft
ElationFantasy19982020219090071,909855ft
Sunshine/
Was Destiny
Destiny1996
2013
201930021040102,853892ft
EcstasyFantasy 19912019205692070,367855ft
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Carnival Ship Facts And Figures

And if thats not enough we have put together some lists of facts and dining options on each Carnival Ship to help you choose your next cruise vacation. We have including how many restaurant are free and how many speciality dining options there are on each Carnival ship. We didn’t include ice cream bars, and breakfast and brunch offerings as felt this was part of a particular dining room offering. However did add the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, and steak upgrade at dinner as this is an extra cost on top of free Carnival Cruise Dining.

Carnival Jubilee

  • Due 2023
  • Excel Class
  • 182,800 Gross Tons
  • Length, 1,130ft
  • Width, 137ft
  • Has a capacity of 5374 Passengers
  • And A crew of 1,735
  • 19 Decks
  • Cruising Speed of 17 Knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 15 speciality dining options.

Carnival Celebration

  • Launched, Maiden Cruise November 2022
  • Class, Excel
  • Length, 1,130ft
  • Width 137ft
  • 180,800 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 5,734
  • And a crew of 1,735
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising Speed of 17 knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 13 speciality dining options.

 Mardi Gras 

  • Launched, 2021
  • Class, Excel
  • Length, 1,130ft
  • Width, 137ft
  • 180,800 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 5282
  • And a crew of 1735
  • Decks 19
  • Cruising Speed 17 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 14 speciality dining options.

Carnival Panorama 

  • Launched 2019
  • Class, Vista
  • Length, 1,055ft
  • Width 122ft
  • 133,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4008
  • And a crew of 1450
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruise Speed 18 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 12 speciality dining options.

Carnival Horizon 

  • Launched 2018
  • Class Vista
  • Length, 1,055ft
  • Width, 122ft
  • 133,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3,960
  • And a crew of 1,450
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 18 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 12 speciality dining options.

 Carnival Vista 

  • Launched, 2016
  • Class Vista,
  • Length, 1,055ft
  • Width, 122ft
  • 133,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3934
  • And a crew of 1450
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 18 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • Speciality dining options 11

Carnival Breeze

  • Launched 2012
  • Refurbished 2017
  • Class Dream
  • Length, 1,004ft
  • Width 122ft
  • 133,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3690
  • And a crew of 1386
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 20 knots
  • 9 free dining options
  • 9 speciality dining options

Carnival Magic

  • Launched 2011
  • Dry Dock Update 2021
  • Class Dream
  • Length 1,004ft
  • Width 122ft
  • 133,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3690
  • And a crew of 1367
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 20 knots
  • Free dining options 9
  • 8 speciality dining options.

Carnival Dream

  • Launched 2009
  • Refurbished 2017
  • Class Dream
  • Length, 1,004ft
  • Width 122ft
  • 133,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3646
  • And a crew of 1367
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 20 knots
  • 8 Free dining options
  • 7 Speciality dining options

Carnival Splendor

  • Launched 2008
  • Refurbished in 2019
  • Class Splendor
  • Length 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 113,573 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3012
  • And a crew of 1150
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 8 speciality dining options

Carnival Freedom

  • Launched 2007
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class Conquest
  • Length 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 110,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2980
  • And a crew of 1150
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 Knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 8 speciality dining options.

 Carnival Liberty

  • Launched 2005
  • Refurbished in 2016
  • Class Conquest
  • Length 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 110,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2974
  • And a crew of 1160
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 6 speciality dining options.

Carnival Valor

  • Launched 2004
  • Refurbished 2021
  • Class Conquest
  • Length 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 110,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2980
  • And a crew of 1180
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 7 speciality dining options.

Carnival Miracle

  • Launched 2004
  • Refurbished 2020
  • Class, Spirit
  • Length 963ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 88,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2124
  • And a crew of 934
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 22 knots
  • Free dining options 6
  • 8 speciality dining options.

Carnival Glory

  • Launched 2003
  • Refurbished 2010
  • Class Conquest
  • Length 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 110,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2980
  • And a crew of 1150
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 6
  • 7 speciality dining options.

 Carnival Conquest

  • Launched 2022
  • Refurbished in 2017
  • Class, Conquest
  • Length, 952ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 110,000 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2980
  • And a crew of 1150
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • 6 Free dining venues
  • 6 Speciality dining options

Carnival Legend

  • Launched 2002
  • Refurbished in 2019
  • Class, Spirit
  • Length 963ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 88,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2124
  • And a crew of 930
  • Decks 11
  • Cruise Speed 22 knots
  • Free dining options 6
  • 7 speciality dining options.

Carnival Pride

  • Launched 2002
  • Refurbished in 2019
  • Class Spirit
  • Length 963ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 88,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2124
  • And a crew of 930
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 22 knots
  • Free dining options
  • speciality dining options.

 Carnival Spirit

  • Launched 2001
  • Dry Dock, New Carpets 2021
  • Class Spirit
  • Length 963ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 88,500 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2124
  • And a crew of 930
  • Decks 11
  • Cruise Speed 22 knots
  • Free dining options 6
  • 7 speciality dining options.

Carnival Radiance, Refurbished from Carnival Victory (2021)

  • Launched 2000
  • Class, Destiny
  • Length 893ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 101,509 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2984
  • And a crew of 1108
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 9 speciality dining options.

Carnival Sunrise Renovated from Carnival Triumph in 2019

  • Launched 1999
  • Class, Destiny
  • Length 1108ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 101,509 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2984
  • And a crew of 893
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 8
  • 10 speciality dining options.

Carnival Paradise

  • Launched 1998
  • Refurbished 2018
  • Class, Fantasy
  • Length 855ft
  • Width 103ft
  • 71,925 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2124
  • And a crew of 920
  • Decks 16
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 6
  • 4 speciality dining options.

Carnival Elation

  • Launched 1998
  • Refurbished 2020
  • Class, Fantasy
  • Length 855ft
  • Width 103ft
  • 71,909 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2190
  • And a crew of 900
  • Decks 15
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • 6 Free dining options
  • 4 Speciality dining venues

Carnival Sunshine, Upgraded from Carnival Destiny in 2013

  • Launched 1996
  • Renovated in 2019
  • Class, Destiny
  • Length 892ft
  • Width 116ft
  • 102,853 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3002
  • And a crew of 1040
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • 10 speciality dining options.

Carnival Ecstasy

  • Launched 1991
  • Refurbished in 2019 (Goes out of service in October)
  • Class, Fantasy
  • Length, 855ft
  • Width 103ft
  • 70,367 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2056
  • And a crew of 920
  • Decks 14
  • Cruise Speed 21 knots
  • 6 Free dining options
  • 4 Speciality dining venues

Which Carnival Cruise Ships Have Been Scrapped Or Sold

A sad part of global cruising pausing in 2020/2021 is that cruise lines sought to economise. Thus meaning that most cruise lines had ship casualties. Carnival sold or scrapped 4 of their fleet. However also spend funds upgrading the existing fleet.

  • Carnival Inspiration, July 2020
  • Carnival Imagination, out of service March 2020
  • Carnival Fantasy, out of service July 2020
  • Carnival Fascination was Sold to Century Harmony Cruise and renamed Century Harmony
  • Carnival Sensation was sold to be scrapped in 2022
Ship ClassYearPassengers
InspirationFantasy1996-20202056
ImaginationFantasy1995-20202634
FantasyFantasy1990-20202675
FascinationFantasy1994-20202052
SensationFantasy1993-20222052
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Hope all that information was useful for booking you next Carnival Cruise Vacation. Or maybe you wanted to know Carnival Cruise Ships By Age because you were curious, we spend a lot of money cruising, travelling and thinking about the cruise industry as a whole and sometimes it’s just great to know a little about behind the scenes.

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Lu Seda

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

This was an excellent report. Thank you so much - so very helpful.

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