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MV Carnival Pride – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9223954

MV Carnival Pride

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 20/06/22) 

Steel twin screw ”Spirit Class” motor vessel built in 2001 by Kvaerner MASA Yards, Helsinki. Finland (Yard No 500) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Carnival Cruise Lines

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $ 375 million
  • Length: 292.50 m (overall) 262.70 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 32.20 m
  • Depth: 13.60 m
  • Draught: 7.80 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 86071 gross/ net/7200t 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: 2124 passengers
  • Crew: 930/1029
  • Call Sign: H3VU
  • MMSI Number: 354215000
  • IMO Number: 9223954
  • Port of Registry: Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦
  • Sister Ships: Costa Atlantica (498), Carnival Spirit (499), Costa Mediterranea (502), Carnival Legend (501), Carnival Miracle (503)

Current AIS Location

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March 30th 2000: Keel-laid.

March 29th 2001: Launched.

December 12th 2001: Delivered to Carnival Corporation Plc, Panama.

December 30th 2001: Maiden cruise from Port Canaveral.

© Mikael Söderholm

© Mikael Söderholm

January 7th 2001: Baptized in Port Canaveral by Godmother Tamara Jernigan.

2002 – 2009: Cruises from Long Beach.

2009: Cruises from Baltimore.

© Mikael Söderholm  © Mikael Söderholm

© Mikael Söderholm

© Mikael Söderholm (Baltimore, 25/09/2016)

June 10th 2022: Inaugural call at Dover



© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 10/06/2022)

June 19th 2022: Called at Dover.


© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 19/06/2022)

July 1st 2022: Called at Dover.

August 12th 2022: Called at Dover.

June 9th 2023: Called at Dover.

© Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson

🆕 © Craig Nelson (Dover, 09/06/2023)

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: Dover Strait Shipping, Fotoflite, Craig Nelson and Mikael Söderholm for his assistance in producing this feature.

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

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