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MV Carnival Legend – Past and Present

MV Carnival Legend

© Brian Fisher

Carnival Legend – © Brian Fisher (Barbados, November 2004)

Steel twin screw ”Spirit – Class” motor vessel built in 2001 by Kvaerner MASA Yards, Helsinki. Finland (Yard No 501) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $ 375 million
  • Length: 292.56 m (overall) 262.70 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 32.20 m
  • Depth: 13.60 m
  • Draught: 7.80 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 85942 gross/52626 net/7089t deadweight
  • Engines/Propellers: : 6 x Wärtsilä type 9L46D – 4 stroke single acting 9 cylinders diesel engines /2 x ABB Azipods
  • Power: 62370 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22.0 knots (Service) 24.0 knots (Max)
  • Passenger Decks: 12
  • Capacity: 2114
  • Crew: 914
  • Call Sign: H3VT, 3HA3667
  • MMSI Number: 229857000
  • IMO Number: 9224726
  • Port of Registry: Panama City/Panama
  • Sister Ships: Costa Atlantica, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Costa Mediterranea, Carnival Miracle

Current AIS Location

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December 17th 2001: Launched.

August 14th 2002: Delivered to Carnival Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas.

August 21st 2002: Christened by Godmother Dame Judi Dench in Harwich.

2002: Cruising from Tampa.

July 13th 2005: “Departed Tortola and was heading back to New York City. The ship suddenly listed degrees to the port side while making a hard starboard turn, resulting in some minor injuries. The crew announced to passengers that there had been a computer glitch.”.

© Brian Fisher  © Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (New York, 26/09/2005)

September 30th 2009: “Leaving the berth in Cozumel, heavy winds pushed the ship against the side of  Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS. Carnival Legend sustained damage to her open deck areas, as well as broken glass. Both ships were able to leave for their next scheduled port after being cleared by port authorities .”.

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 14/07/2013)

August 29th 2016: “While sailing to Victoria, British Columbia, the turning valve in one of the ship’s four engines failed, causing the ship to make a hard Port side turn and listed to the port side. There were no reported serious injuries but the ship arrived at Victoria two hours behind schedule”.

June 19th 2020: Due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Cees Bustraan, Brian Fisher, Erwin Willemse and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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