Carnival Ships by Size [2021] with Comparison Chart
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Carnival Ships by Size [2021] with Comparison Chart

  • GW Staff
  • Sep 2nd 2020
  • Travel

Below you’ll find a complete list of Carnival Ships by Size. From their very first ship (Carnivale – 1956) to their latest planned 2022 cruise ship, the Carnival Celebration. You’ll find a massive difference between Carnival’s largest and the smallest ships in their fleet. To say, “my how you’ve grown” would be an understatement. When comparing by “gross tonnage,” this difference in ship size is almost 10x from largest to smallest!

First, we have to clear something up. We’re measuring Carnival ships size by the metric, “Gross Tonnage.” This always causes a bit of confusion amongst our community members. It’s not simply “weight” that determines this size measurement. The definition is technical and boring, but we’ll provide it anyway.

Gross Tonnage is a nonlinear measure of a ship’s overall internal volume. Gross tonnage is calculated based on “the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship” and is used to determine things such as a ship’s manning regulations, safety rules, registration fees, and port dues, whereas the older gross register tonnage is a measure of the volume of only certain enclosed spaces.

We told you it was boring! So why do we use this measurement to determine Carnival Ships Size? As noted above, it’s used for safety rules and whatnot. As such, it’s prevalent. Every passenger cruise ship will have this measurement. That makes it easy to compare ship size across ship, class, line and more.
Ok, we’re done with today’s maritime measurement course. Here’s the good stuff.

Carnival Ships by Size (Largest to Smallest)

Carnival Cruise Ships by Size

Click above to pin this Carnival Cruise Ships by Size Infograph to your cruise planning board, so you can refer back to it when choosing your next ship!

That’s every Carnival Cruise Ship currently active in their fleet, along with a couple newer ships coming down the pipeline. You can see the vast difference in ship size. This is particularly dramatic when looking at Carnival’s newest planned ship, the Carnival Celebration! Here’s a visual representation showing the smallest of the fleet vs this new behemoth.
Carnival Largest vs Smallest Cruise Ship

The experience on these two ships will be completely different! On the upcoming Carnival Celebration, you’ll be lucky to experience half of the venues on the ship. Whereas the smaller ships offer a more quaint and personal experience. In just a day or two, you’ll have your bearings and likely a fixed routine on these ships. Which is better? That’s all going to depend on personal preferences!

We’ve create a new post to see how these ships rank on a global scale. Carnival has one ship that made the list of 20 Largest Cruise Ships in the World! Click to find out which vessel made it and where it ranks. There we also analyze Carnival’s average ship size versus all other lines!

Here’s a menu of all Carnival Ships by Size. Click on any for quick access to ship stats for that vessel.

#1 – Carnival Celebration
#2 – Carnival Mardi Gras
#3 – Carnival Panorama
#4 – Carnival Horizon
#5 – Carnival Vista
#6 – Carnival Breeze
#7 – Carnival Magic
#8 – Carnival Dream
#9 – Carnival Splendor
#10 – Carnival Conquest
#11 – Carnival Valor
#12 – Carnival Liberty
#13 – Carnival Glory
#14 – Carnival Freedom
#15 – Carnival Sunshine
#16 – Carnival Radiance
#17 – Carnival Sunrise
#18 – Carnival Miracle
#19 – Carnival Pride
#20 – Carnival Legend
#21 – Carnival Spirit
#22 – Carnival Ecstasy
#23 – Carnival Elation
#24 – Carnival Paradise
#25 – Carnival Sensation
#26 – Carnival Fantasy
#27 – Carnival Fascination
#28 – Carnival Imagination
#29 – Carnival Inspiration
#30 – Carnival Celebration Original
#31 – Carnival Jubilee
#32 – Carnival Holiday
#33 – Carnival Tropicale
#34 – Carnival Festivale
#35 – Carnival Carnivale
#36 – Carnival Mardi Gras Original

Below we’ve listed all Carnival Ships by size, including a bit more info. You’ll find the following metrics.


Carnival Celebration Ship Size

#1 – Carnival Celebration

The Carnival Celebration has a construction date of 2022 and a total size of 183,900 gross tons. The ship measures 1,130 feet (344 meters) in length and falls in line as number 1 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Celebration holds 8,375 passengers. That includes 6,630 cruise vacationers and 1,745 staff members. The Carnival Celebration total number of staterooms is 2,641.

  • Gross Tonnage: 183,900 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,130 feet
  • Year Built: 2022
  • Capacity: 6,630 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,745
  • Total on Board: 8,375
  • Total Staterooms: 2,641
  • Status: future ship

Carnival Mardi Gras Ship Size

#2 – Carnival Mardi Gras

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Mardi Gras Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Mardi Gras has a construction date of 2020 and a total size of 183,900 gross tons. The ship measures 1,130 feet (344 meters) in length and falls in line as number 2 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Mardi Gras holds 8,375 passengers. That includes 6,630 cruise vacationers and 1,745 staff members. The Carnival Mardi Gras total number of staterooms is 2,641.

  • Gross Tonnage: 183,900 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,130 feet
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Capacity: 6,630 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,745
  • Total on Board: 8,375
  • Total Staterooms: 2,641
  • Status: active

Carnival Panorama Ship Size

#3 – Carnival Panorama

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Panorama Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Panorama has a construction date of 2019 and a total size of 135,500 gross tons. The ship measures 1,055 feet (322 meters) in length and falls in line as number 3 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Panorama holds 6,596 passengers. That includes 5,146 cruise vacationers and 1,450 staff members. The Carnival Panorama total number of staterooms is 1,823.

  • Gross Tonnage: 135,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,055 feet
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Capacity: 5,146 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,450
  • Total on Board: 6,596
  • Total Staterooms: 1,823
  • Status: active

Carnival Horizon Ship Size

#4 – Carnival Horizon

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Horizon Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Horizon has a construction date of 2018 and a total size of 133,500 gross tons. The ship measures 1,055 feet (322 meters) in length and falls in line as number 4 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Horizon holds 6,427 passengers. That includes 4,977 cruise vacationers and 1,450 staff members. The Carnival Horizon total number of staterooms is 1,967.

  • Gross Tonnage: 133,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,055 feet
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Capacity: 4,977 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,450
  • Total on Board: 6,427
  • Total Staterooms: 1,967
  • Status: active

Carnival Vista Ship Size

#5 – Carnival Vista

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Vista Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Vista has a construction date of 2016 and a total size of 133,500 gross tons. The ship measures 1,055 feet (322 meters) in length and falls in line as number 5 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Vista holds 6,427 passengers. That includes 4,977 cruise vacationers and 1,450 staff members. The Carnival Vista total number of staterooms is 1,967.

  • Gross Tonnage: 133,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,055 feet
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Capacity: 4,977 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,450
  • Total on Board: 6,427
  • Total Staterooms: 1,967
  • Status: active

Carnival Breeze Ship Size

#6 – Carnival Breeze

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Breeze Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Breeze has a construction date of 2012 and a total size of 130,000 gross tons. The ship measures 1,004 feet (306 meters) in length and falls in line as number 6 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Breeze holds 6,110 passengers. That includes 4,724 cruise vacationers and 1,386 staff members. The Carnival Breeze total number of staterooms is 1,845.

  • Gross Tonnage: 130,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,004 feet
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Capacity: 4,724 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,386
  • Total on Board: 6,110
  • Total Staterooms: 1,845
  • Status: active

Carnival Magic Ship Size

#7 – Carnival Magic

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Magic Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Magic has a construction date of 2011 and a total size of 130,000 gross tons. The ship measures 1,004 feet (306 meters) in length and falls in line as number 7 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Magic holds 6,110 passengers. That includes 4,724 cruise vacationers and 1,386 staff members. The Carnival Magic total number of staterooms is 1,845.

  • Gross Tonnage: 130,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,004 feet
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Capacity: 4,724 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,386
  • Total on Board: 6,110
  • Total Staterooms: 1,845
  • Status: active

Carnival Dream Ship Size

#8 – Carnival Dream

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Dream Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Dream has a construction date of 2009 and a total size of 130,000 gross tons. The ship measures 1,004 feet (306 meters) in length and falls in line as number 8 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Dream holds 5,998 passengers. That includes 4,631 cruise vacationers and 1,367 staff members. The Carnival Dream total number of staterooms is 1,823.

  • Gross Tonnage: 130,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,004 feet
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Capacity: 4,631 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,367
  • Total on Board: 5,998
  • Total Staterooms: 1,823
  • Status: active

Carnival Splendor Ship Size

#9 – Carnival Splendor

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Splendor Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Splendor has a construction date of 2008 and a total size of 113,300 gross tons. The ship measures 952 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 9 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Splendor holds 4,884 passengers. That includes 3,734 cruise vacationers and 1,150 staff members. The Carnival Splendor total number of staterooms is 1,506.

  • Gross Tonnage: 113,300 GT
  • Ship Length: 952 feet
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Capacity: 3,734 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,150
  • Total on Board: 4,884
  • Total Staterooms: 1,506
  • Status: active

Carnival Conquest Ship Size

#10 – Carnival Conquest

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Conquest Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Conquest has a construction date of 2002 and a total size of 110,000 gross tons. The ship measures 953 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 10 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Conquest holds 4,906 passengers. That includes 3,756 cruise vacationers and 1,150 staff members. The Carnival Conquest total number of staterooms is 1,487.

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 953 feet
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Capacity: 3,756 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,150
  • Total on Board: 4,906
  • Total Staterooms: 1,487
  • Status: active

Carnival Valor Ship Size

#11 – Carnival Valor

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Valor Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Valor has a construction date of 2004 and a total size of 110,000 gross tons. The ship measures 952 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 11 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Valor holds 4,936 passengers. That includes 3,756 cruise vacationers and 1,180 staff members. The Carnival Valor total number of staterooms is 1,490.

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 952 feet
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Capacity: 3,756 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,180
  • Total on Board: 4,936
  • Total Staterooms: 1,490
  • Status: active

Carnival Liberty Ship Size

#12 – Carnival Liberty

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Liberty Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Liberty has a construction date of 2005 and a total size of 110,000 gross tons. The ship measures 952 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 12 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Liberty holds 4,916 passengers. That includes 3,756 cruise vacationers and 1,160 staff members. The Carnival Liberty total number of staterooms is 1,487.

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 952 feet
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Capacity: 3,756 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,160
  • Total on Board: 4,916
  • Total Staterooms: 1,487
  • Status: active

Carnival Glory Ship Size

#13 – Carnival Glory

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Glory Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Glory has a construction date of 2003 and a total size of 110,000 gross tons. The ship measures 952 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 13 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Glory holds 4,906 passengers. That includes 3,756 cruise vacationers and 1,150 staff members. The Carnival Glory total number of staterooms is 1,485.

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 952 feet
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Capacity: 3,756 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,150
  • Total on Board: 4,906
  • Total Staterooms: 1,485
  • Status: active

Carnival Freedom Ship Size

#14 – Carnival Freedom

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Freedom Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Freedom has a construction date of 2007 and a total size of 110,000 gross tons. The ship measures 952 feet (290 meters) in length and falls in line as number 14 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Freedom holds 4,904 passengers. That includes 3,754 cruise vacationers and 1,150 staff members. The Carnival Freedom total number of staterooms is 1,490.

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Ship Length: 952 feet
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Capacity: 3,754 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,150
  • Total on Board: 4,904
  • Total Staterooms: 1,490
  • Status: active

Carnival Sunshine Ship Size

#15 – Carnival Sunshine

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Sunshine Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Sunshine has a construction date of 1996 and a total size of 102,853 gross tons. The ship measures 893 feet (272 meters) in length and falls in line as number 15 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Sunshine holds 4,678 passengers. That includes 3,758 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Sunshine total number of staterooms is 1,321.

  • Gross Tonnage: 102,853 GT
  • Ship Length: 893 feet
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Capacity: 3,758 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 4,678
  • Total Staterooms: 1,321
  • Status: active

Carnival Radiance Ship Size

#16 – Carnival Radiance

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Radiance Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Radiance has a construction date of 2000 and a total size of 101,509 gross tons. The ship measures 893 feet (272 meters) in length and falls in line as number 16 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Radiance holds 4,981 passengers. That includes 3,873 cruise vacationers and 1,108 staff members. The Carnival Radiance total number of staterooms is 1,492.

  • Gross Tonnage: 101,509 GT
  • Ship Length: 893 feet
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Capacity: 3,873 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,108
  • Total on Board: 4,981
  • Total Staterooms: 1,492
  • Status: active

Carnival Sunrise Ship Size

#17 – Carnival Sunrise

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Sunrise Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Sunrise has a construction date of 1999 and a total size of 101,509 gross tons. The ship measures 893 feet (272 meters) in length and falls in line as number 17 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Sunrise holds 4,981 passengers. That includes 3,873 cruise vacationers and 1,108 staff members. The Carnival Sunrise total number of staterooms is 1,492.

  • Gross Tonnage: 101,509 GT
  • Ship Length: 893 feet
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Capacity: 3,873 passengers
  • Crew Members: 1,108
  • Total on Board: 4,981
  • Total Staterooms: 1,492
  • Status: active

Carnival Miracle Ship Size

#18 – Carnival Miracle

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Miracle Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Miracle has a construction date of 2004 and a total size of 88,500 gross tons. The ship measures 963 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 18 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Miracle holds 3,590 passengers. That includes 2,680 cruise vacationers and 910 staff members. The Carnival Miracle total number of staterooms is 1,062.

  • Gross Tonnage: 88,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 963 feet
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Capacity: 2,680 passengers
  • Crew Members: 910
  • Total on Board: 3,590
  • Total Staterooms: 1,062
  • Status: active

Carnival Pride Ship Size

#19 – Carnival Pride

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Pride Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Pride has a construction date of 2002 and a total size of 88,500 gross tons. The ship measures 963 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 19 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Pride holds 3,590 passengers. That includes 2,680 cruise vacationers and 910 staff members. The Carnival Pride total number of staterooms is 1,062.

  • Gross Tonnage: 88,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 963 feet
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Capacity: 2,680 passengers
  • Crew Members: 910
  • Total on Board: 3,590
  • Total Staterooms: 1,062
  • Status: active

Carnival Legend Ship Size

#20 – Carnival Legend

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Legend Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Legend has a construction date of 2002 and a total size of 88,500 gross tons. The ship measures 963 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 20 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Legend holds 3,540 passengers. That includes 2,610 cruise vacationers and 930 staff members. The Carnival Legend total number of staterooms is 1,062.

  • Gross Tonnage: 88,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 963 feet
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Capacity: 2,610 passengers
  • Crew Members: 930
  • Total on Board: 3,540
  • Total Staterooms: 1,062
  • Status: active

Carnival Spirit Ship Size

#21 – Carnival Spirit

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Spirit Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Spirit has a construction date of 2001 and a total size of 88,500 gross tons. The ship measures 963 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 21 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Spirit holds 3,540 passengers. That includes 2,610 cruise vacationers and 930 staff members. The Carnival Spirit total number of staterooms is 1,062.

  • Gross Tonnage: 88,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 963 feet
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Capacity: 2,610 passengers
  • Crew Members: 930
  • Total on Board: 3,540
  • Total Staterooms: 1,062
  • Status: active

Carnival Ecstasy Ship Size

#22 – Carnival Ecstasy

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Ecstasy Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Ecstasy has a construction date of 1991 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 22 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Ecstasy holds 3,526 passengers. That includes 2,606 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Ecstasy total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Capacity: 2,606 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 3,526
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: active

Carnival Elation Ship Size

#23 – Carnival Elation

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Elation Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Elation has a construction date of 1998 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 23 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Elation holds 3,526 passengers. That includes 2,606 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Elation total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Capacity: 2,606 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 3,526
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: active

Carnival Paradise Ship Size

#24 – Carnival Paradise

COVID-19 Updates: For the latest news, policy changes, refunds and available itineraries, please click here for your Carnival Paradise Covid-19 updates.

The Carnival Paradise has a construction date of 1998 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 24 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Paradise holds 3,526 passengers. That includes 2,606 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Paradise total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Capacity: 2,606 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 3,526
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: active

Carnival Sensation Ship Size

#25 – Carnival Sensation

The Carnival Sensation has a construction date of 1993 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 25 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Sensation holds 3,526 passengers. That includes 2,606 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Sensation total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Capacity: 2,606 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 3,526
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: active

Carnival Fantasy Ship Size

#26 – Carnival Fantasy

The Carnival Fantasy has a construction date of 1990 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 26 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Fantasy holds 2,976 passengers. That includes 2,056 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Fantasy total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Capacity: 2,056 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 2,976
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: retired

Carnival Fascination Ship Size

#27 – Carnival Fascination

The Carnival Fascination has a construction date of 1994 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 27 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Fascination holds 2,976 passengers. That includes 2,056 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Fascination total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1994
  • Capacity: 2,056 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 2,976
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: laid-up

Carnival Imagination Ship Size

#28 – Carnival Imagination

The Carnival Imagination has a construction date of 1995 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 28 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Imagination holds 2,976 passengers. That includes 2,056 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Imagination total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Capacity: 2,056 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 2,976
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: retired

Carnival Inspiration Ship Size

#29 – Carnival Inspiration

The Carnival Inspiration has a construction date of 1996 and a total size of 70,367 gross tons. The ship measures 855 feet (261 meters) in length and falls in line as number 29 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Inspiration holds 2,976 passengers. That includes 2,056 cruise vacationers and 920 staff members. The Carnival Inspiration total number of staterooms is 1,026.

  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367 GT
  • Ship Length: 855 feet
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Capacity: 2,056 passengers
  • Crew Members: 920
  • Total on Board: 2,976
  • Total Staterooms: 1,026
  • Status: retired

Carnival Celebration Original Ship Size

#30 – Carnival Celebration Original

The Carnival Celebration Original has a construction date of 1987 and a total size of 47,262 gross tons. The ship measures 733 feet (223 meters) in length and falls in line as number 30 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Celebration Original holds 2,166 passengers. That includes 1,496 cruise vacationers and 670 staff members. The Carnival Celebration Original total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 47,262 GT
  • Ship Length: 733 feet
  • Year Built: 1987
  • Capacity: 1,496 passengers
  • Crew Members: 670
  • Total on Board: 2,166
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Jubilee Ship Size

#31 – Carnival Jubilee

The Carnival Jubilee has a construction date of 1986 and a total size of 47,262 gross tons. The ship measures 733 feet (223 meters) in length and falls in line as number 31 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Jubilee holds 2,156 passengers. That includes 1,486 cruise vacationers and 670 staff members. The Carnival Jubilee total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 47,262 GT
  • Ship Length: 733 feet
  • Year Built: 1986
  • Capacity: 1,486 passengers
  • Crew Members: 670
  • Total on Board: 2,156
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Holiday Ship Size

#32 – Carnival Holiday

The Carnival Holiday has a construction date of 1985 and a total size of 46,051 gross tons. The ship measures 728 feet (222 meters) in length and falls in line as number 32 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Holiday holds 2,112 passengers. That includes 1,452 cruise vacationers and 660 staff members. The Carnival Holiday total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 46,051 GT
  • Ship Length: 728 feet
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Capacity: 1,452 passengers
  • Crew Members: 660
  • Total on Board: 2,112
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Tropicale Ship Size

#33 – Carnival Tropicale

The Carnival Tropicale has a construction date of 1982 and a total size of 36,674 gross tons. The ship measures 671 feet (205 meters) in length and falls in line as number 33 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Tropicale holds 1,962 passengers. That includes 1,412 cruise vacationers and 550 staff members. The Carnival Tropicale total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 36,674 GT
  • Ship Length: 671 feet
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Capacity: 1,412 passengers
  • Crew Members: 550
  • Total on Board: 1,962
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Festivale Ship Size

#34 – Carnival Festivale

The Carnival Festivale has a construction date of 1962 and a total size of 32,697 gross tons. The ship measures 760 feet (232 meters) in length and falls in line as number 34 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Festivale holds 2,011 passengers. That includes 1,432 cruise vacationers and 579 staff members. The Carnival Festivale total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 32,697 GT
  • Ship Length: 760 feet
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Capacity: 1,432 passengers
  • Crew Members: 579
  • Total on Board: 2,011
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Carnivale Ship Size

#35 – Carnival Carnivale

The Carnival Carnivale has a construction date of 1956 and a total size of 31,500 gross tons. The ship measures 640 feet (195 meters) in length and falls in line as number 35 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Carnivale holds 1,518 passengers. That includes 1,054 cruise vacationers and 464 staff members. The Carnival Carnivale total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 31,500 GT
  • Ship Length: 640 feet
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Capacity: 1,054 passengers
  • Crew Members: 464
  • Total on Board: 1,518
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Mardi Gras Original Ship Size

#36 – Carnival Mardi Gras Original

The Carnival Mardi Gras Original has a construction date of 1961 and a total size of 18,261 gross tons. The ship measures 650 feet (198 meters) in length and falls in line as number 36 among Carnival’s 36 existing and former cruise ships. At full capacity, the Mardi Gras Original holds 1,518 passengers. That includes 1,048 cruise vacationers and 470 staff members. The Carnival Mardi Gras Original total number of staterooms is NA.

  • Gross Tonnage: 18,261 GT
  • Ship Length: 650 feet
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Capacity: 1,048 passengers
  • Crew Members: 470
  • Total on Board: 1,518
  • Total Staterooms: NA
  • Status: retired

Carnival Cruise Ships by Size FAQ

We’re constantly asked about Carnival’s ships and size statistics. Here are the most frequently asked questions for your convenience!

Which Carnival cruise ship is the biggest?
The largest active vessel in Carnival’s fleet is the Horizon. She weighs in at 133,500 gross tons. However, the Horizon will soon be dwarfed by Carnival’s two newest ships. The Mardi Gras and Celebration are scheduled for completion in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Each will measure 183,900 GT, significantly larger than their predecessor.

Which Carnival cruise ship is the smallest?
Carnival’s smallest, active cruise ship is the Sensation with a gross tonnage measuring 70,367. The smallest ship that has sailed with the cruise line was significantly smaller. The original Carnival Mardi Gras (built in 1961) was 1/3rd the size, at 18,261 GT.

How big is a Carnival cruise ship?
Carnival’s fleet varies in size as seen from our chart. The smallest, active ship holds 2,976 total passengers (including staff) and measures 855 feet in length. The next Carnival ship to launch, the Mardi Gras, will be its largest. It holds 7,282 passengers and spans 1,130 feet in length. For reference, the Eiffel Tower is roughly 900 feet high!


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