Carnival Victory is the third of the four Destiny-class cruise ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Like all members of the Destiny class other than the lead ship, which was refitted and renamed Carnival Sunshine in 2013, she is a modified version of that lead ship, and is therefore sometimes referred to as a Triumph-class cruise ship, in an allusion to the second member of the Destiny class, Carnival Triumph.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Line|
|Port of registry:||
|Ordered:||30 January 1997|
|Builder:||Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)|
|Cost:||US $410 million|
|Laid down:||26 June 1998|
|Launched:||31 December 1998|
|Christened:||18 August 2000 by Mary Frank in New York City, USA|
|Completed:||28 July 2000|
|Maiden voyage:||15 October 2000|
|In service:||October 2000-present|
|Refit:||Early 2018/March-April 2020|
|Notes:||Sister ship of Carnival Triumph|
|Class and type:||Destiny-class cruise ship|
|Length:||893 ft (272.19 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35.36 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.23 m)|
|Installed power:||34,000 kW|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-electric; two controllable pitch propellers (17.6 MW each)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Capacity:||2,764 passenger (double occupancy), max 3,470 (with all berths filled)|
Carnival Victory was launched on 31 December 1998 and later christened by Mary Frank, wife of Howard Frank, the then Vice-Chairman of Carnival Cruise Line. At the time of her launch, she was one of the largest cruise ships of her era.
The ship is powered by four GMT Sulzer 16 ZAV and two GMT Sulzer 12 ZAV diesel-electric engines driving two controllable pitch propellers. She is fitted with two rudders (which can be individually controlled) as well as stabilizers.
She is structurally identical to her sister ship, Carnival Sunrise. The Triumph-class ships are closely related to the earlier Destiny-class, but differ from the original Carnival Destiny (now Carnival Sunshine) in the addition of extra balcony cabins on their Lido decks and various changes to placement and architecture of public areas. There are three large pools and a 214-foot-long (65 m) waterslide.
On 16 October 2018, Carnival Cruise Line announced that Carnival Victory will enter drydock on 18 March 2020 in Cadiz, Spain. It is planned to leave drydock on 26 April 2020 after receiving a $200 million refurbishment and will be renamed the Carnival Radiance.
Throughout its service, the Carnival Victory has been based in Miami in the United States sailing year-round on alternating three- and four-night cruises to Caribbean destinations. In November 2020, the Carnival Radiance will cruise out of its new homeport at Port Canaveral.
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