CARNIVAL SPIRIT - Panama       Call sign - 3FPR9     IMO number - 9188647     Owner - Carnival Corporation, U.S.A.

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 30 July 2003
Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 17 Dec 2003     Last updated - 17 Dec 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 24 February 1998
  Keel laid - 16 November 1999
  Launched - 7 July 2000
  Delivered - 11 April 2001

  Construction cost - US $375 million

  (a) Carnival Spirit - Panama

  As of December 2003 Carnival Spirit was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Cruise ship
  Gross tonnage - 85,920
  Net tonnage - 53,613
  Deadweight tonnage - 7,200
  L.O.A. - 292.56 meters (959'0")
  L.B.P. - 260.60 meters (854'3")
  Width overall - 32.20 meters (105'7")
  Width moulded - 32.00 meters (104'11")
  Draught - 8.018 meters (26'3.5")
  Depth - 13.60 meters (44'7")
  Number of passengers - 2,680
  Number of berths - 2,680
  Number of cabins - 1,057

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc.
  Country - Helsinki, Finland
  Hull number - 499
  Engine builder - Wartsila Finland Oy
  Country - Turku, Finland
  Number of engines - 6
  Engine type - Wartsila 9R46 diesels
  Horsepower (each) - unknown
  Horsepower (total) - 84,792 bhp or 62,370 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Speed - 22 knots
  Propeller - 2 variable pitch
  Bow thusters - 3 ? hp
  Stern thusters - 2 ? hp
  Steering gear - 2 azimuthing pods

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** Carnival Spirit was the 2nd "Spirit" class cruiseship built by Kvaerner-Masa. She had been preceeded in 2000 by Costa Crociere's Costa Mediterranea and followed by Carnival's Carnival Pride and Carnival Legend in 2001


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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