IMO 8711356

 prefix Carnival oct.22-2007

Carnival Cruise Line - USA - a Carnival Corp.& Plc. company.

Sisterships: - One of the "Fantasy - class" of eight almost identical ships. Fantasy (1990) - Ecstasy (1991) - Sensation (1993) - Fascination (1994) - Imagination (1995) - Inspiration (1996) - Elation (1998) first cruiseship with Azipod propulsion system and Paradise (1998) many years operated as total smokeless ship for passengers and crew. However this policy changed in 2005.

Entered service: 1993 - Refit: 2009 - Gross tonnage: 70.367 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 2040 - All berths: 2594 - Passenger decks: 10 - Length: 260,60 m.-  Beam: 31,40 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 6 dieselengines make  Sulzer-Wärtsilä type 2x 8 ZAV 40S and 4x 12ZAV 40S total power: 42.240 kW. - 2 Fixed propellers - Service Speed: 18 knots - Built: Kvaerner Masa-Yards-Finland - Yard no.484  Classification: Lloyds Register - Flag: Bahamas

98 new balcony staterooms that will be incorporated into the 2,052-passenger Carnival Sensation during a multimillion-dollar renovation in January 2009.It was the first. Other enhancements will include a new Carnival WaterWorks aqua park, Serenity adults-only retreat and resort-style main pool area. Sixty-two of the spacious new 230-square-foot staterooms will be located aft – with several of these featuring extended balconies – while 24 others will be located mid-ship and 12 near the stern. Several of the vessel’s existing suites will be retrofitted with larger, extended balconies.The 28-day dry dock, continues the extensive makeovers to the line’s eight 70,000-ton Fantasy-class vessels. Carnival Fascination will be the third ship to be retrofitted with additional balconies in januari 2010, joining Carnival Ecstasy, was the second which will receive new balconies during its dry dock in September 2009.

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