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Carnival Holiday class cruise ships information and new owners.

NAMES

GRAND HOLIDAY (HOLIDAY)

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1985

BUILT

AALBORG VAERFT / DENMARK

WEIGHT

46,052 TONS

LENGTH

772 FEET

WIDTH

92 FEET

SPEED

21 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

With the success of Carnivals first purpose built cruise ship the 36,674-ton Tropicale, they ordered three larger cruise ships. The first ship of this class Holiday entered service in 1985, followed by Jubilee in 1986, and Celebration in 1987.

These ships have 9 passenger decks, 2 pools, 9 bars, casino, fitness center, 700 seat main show lounge, 447 outside cabins with 10 having verandas, 279 inside cabins, can carry 1,452 passengers and a crew of 660.

Holiday was operated by Carnival out of Los Angeles, New Orleans & Mobile. She was transferred to the Spanish, Iberocruceros in 2010 to be operated as their Grand Holiday. This ship was transferred to Cruise & Maritime Voyages in 2015, to be operated as their Magellan.

Celebration’s main route for Carnival was from Jacksonville - Bahamas & Florida. She was transferred to the Spanish, Iberocruceros in 2008 to be operated as their Grand Celebration. This ship was transferred to the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in 2014 to be operated as their Grand Celebration.

Jubilee was mainly operated out of Tampa, Galveston & San Juan before being transferred to P&O Australia in 2005 to cruise out of Sydney - Australia's east coast islands and New Zealand under the name Pacific Sun. This ship was sold to Star Cruises in 2012 to be operated for the Chinese company, HNA Cruise Company, as their MS Henna on cruises from Sanya and Tianjin in China to South Korea and Vietnam.

Websites: www.carnival.com .

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