Monday, June 21, 2010

Carnival Glory sails

A regular visitor this cruise season will be Carnival Glory. Flying the Panamanian flag, and built in 2003 by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy, the 953 foot long ship will call every two weeks until October. Her first call was on June 17.

It is marginally bigger than fleet mate Carnival Triumph, which was a the regular Carnival ship for several years. Triumph was built in 1999, and is 893 feet long. It carries 2,758 passengers, versus Glory's 2,974. Carnival Triumph is now working in the Caribbean.

Carnival Glory features economical five night cruises out of New York, visiting Halifax, and or Saint John and New England ports.

Carnival Glory is a member of the Conquest class of five ships, whereas Carnival Triumph is a member of the two ship Triumph class.

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