Carnival Conquest -
The Carnival Conquest is one of the largest cruise ships in the world at 109,000gt, and was built at Fincantieri's shipyard at Monfalcone. The Carnival Conquest is 290m long and 38m wide. It has a cruising speed of almost 23 knots and can accommodate 4,860 people, passengers and crew in over 2,100 cabins. Approximately 60% of the vessel's 1,488 staterooms offer an ocean view and 60% of those feature private balconies.
Carnival cruises have designated this the largest Fun Ship ever constructed, with 22 bars and lounges.
PASSENGER DECKS AND FACILITIES
The ship also features 13 passenger decks, housing four swimming pools - one with a 214ft-long water slide - a 15,000ft² health and fitness facility, an internet cafe, four restaurants and a boulevard of shops and boutiques.
Expanded family-friendly facilities will include action alley; a recreation centre housing a video arcade, teen coffee bar and dance club, along with a 3,300ft² children's play area.
Other features aboard the Carnival Conquest include a conference centre, an expansive sports deck with basketball and volleyball courts, a jogging track and a full casino.
Dining choices include twin two deck-high formal restaurants and an expansive two-level poolside eatery (offering casual alternatives for breakfast, lunch and dinner), a 24hr pizzeria and a variety of specialty areas.
A reservations-only supper club, a patisserie, a sushi bar and complimentary 24hr room service are also available.
NEW ORLEANS TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The Carnival Conquest's week-long voyages depart from New Orleans every Sunday and visit three of the Western Caribbean's most popular destinations - Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Mexico.
The yard will go on to build the Carnival Glory and the Carnival Valor, due for delivery in early 2003 and late 2004 respectively.