The Carnival Pride is a Panamax-Max size cruise ship. It carries up to 2,680 passengers in 1,062 staterooms. The passenger suites are on decks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. These include six penthouse suites of 36m². On deck 7 there are 44 Suites of 27m², eight demi suites of 22m² and others ranging from 15m² to 18m² in size. Of the 1,062 staterooms, 849 (80%) have a sea-view and 750 (70%) have balconies.
Forward on deck 1 is the lounge, seating some 320 guests. Decks 2 and 3 are public passenger decks. The lobby houses two grand staircases, a bar with dancefloor and the information and tour decks.
Still forward is the large bar, a card room and the large main lounge, stretching over decks 2, 3 and 4, and seating some 1,170 guests.
Stretching over ten decks, the atrium area incorporates the reception and excursion decks and a bar (seating 123). Further aft is the lower floor of the main restaurant, which stretches over two decks. It seats altogether some 1,300 guests, including 86 guests in a separate annexe.
On deck 3, forward of the main dining room upper level, is the conference room (seating 60) and the foyer lounge. Forward of the atrium is the shopping area. Deck 4 (the main deck) is a passenger cabin deck. Forward is the uppermost level of the theatre and a large video-gaming room.
Deck 5 (upper deck) is a passenger cabin deck. Forward is the children’s playroom. Decks 6, 7 and 8 are passenger cabin decks, and forward on deck 8 is the ship’s wheelhouse and the officers’ staterooms.
Deck 9 is the pool deck with two large swimming pools and two jacuzzis and a large bar in between. Deck 10 has a large multi-function/aerobic area. Forward on deck 11 is an open deck with a jogging track. Surrounding the atrium on deck 12 is the ship’s observation balcony.
Carnival Pride has diesel-electric machinery, consisting of six Wärtsilä 9L46D diesel engines with a total power of 62,370kW, each connected to an ABB alternator producing electricity to the ship’s main electric network at 11KV 60Hz 3 phase.
Power from the main switchboard is supplied to 440V switchboards via three transformers to serve auxiliary machinery and ships services. A separate MG stabilised power system supplies lighting and small consumer needs.
The propulsion consists of two azimuthing electric Azipod propulsion units, with a power of 17.6MW each. The ship has three 1.91MW tunnel thrusters in the bow. The service speed is 22 knots.
The classification society of Carnival Pride is the Italian RINA, and she sails under the Panama flag.
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