Carnival Cruise Line Ship Classes
The differences in Carnival Cruise Line Ship Classes
Carnival’s smallest ships are in its Fantasy Class. Eight ships fall into this category: the Carnival Elation, the Carnival Fantasy, the Carnival Ecstasy, the Carnival Inspiration, the Carnival Imagination, the Carnival Fascination, the Carnival Sensation and the Carnival Paradise. Ships in this class have a gross tonnage of 70,367 and length of 855 feet. They cruise at 21 knots and can accommodate 2,052 guests, two per room
Triumph class ships have a gross tonnage of 101,509 and a length of 893 feet. They cruise along at 21 knots and have accommodations for 2,758 passengers, with an average of two guests per room.
Spirit class ships are lower and sleeker than most others in the Carnival fleet. They have a gross tonnage of just 88,500, but are 960 to 963 feet long. They hold 2,124 passengers (assuming double occupancy). Carnival ships in this category include the Carnival Spirit, the Carnival Pride, the Carnival Miracle and the Carnival Legend.
Carnival has five ships in the Conquest class: the Carnival Conquest, the Carnival Glory, the Carnival Valor, the Carnival Liberty and the Carnival Freedom. These ships have an average gross tonnage of 110,000 and length of 952 feet, with a cruising speed of 22.5 knots. Assuming two passengers per room, they can accommodate up to 2,974 guests.
The Carnival Splendor is the only ship in Carnival’s Splendor class. It has a gross tonnage of 113,300 and a length of 952 feet, with a cruising speed of 21 knots. The Carnival Splendor can carry up to 3,006 passengers in its 1,503 state rooms.
Dream Class ships include the Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic. Ships in this class have a gross tonnage of 130,000 and a length of 1,004 feet, with a cruising speed of 20 knots. They can carry up to 3,652 guests, based on double occupancy.
Vista Class is currently Carnivals Largest Class of ships. Vista Class ships include the Carnival Vista and the upcoming Carnival Horizon (2018). Ships in this class have a gross tonnage of 135,000 and a length of 1,062 feet, with a cruising speed of 23 knots. They can carry up to 3,936 guests, based on double occupancy.