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26 Carnival Cruise Ships Newest to Oldest

Fun at the sea with Carnival Cruise Line.
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Carnival Cruise has 26 ships with its own special Carnival-style fun. The first one, Carnival Venezia, sailed on May 29, and the second, Carnival Jubilee sailed in December 2023.

Besides these, ships such as Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Fantasy, and Carnival Inspiration were all scrapped between 2020 to 2022.

Here is a list of Carnival ships from newest to oldest.

1. Carnival Jubilee - 2023

Carnival Cruise's new ship Carnival Jubilee started sailing on December 23, 2023. It had the first voyage with a 7-day round trip to the Western Caribbean.

Jubilee has an ocean-themed experiences with two brand new zones, Currents and The Shores.
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Sails From: Galveston, TX

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Excellence-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2023

In Service: 2023

Refurbished: -

Crew: 1735

Capacity: 6500

2. Carnival Venezia - 2023

Carnival's newest ship Carnival Venezia is themed after the city of Venice. She was acquired from Costa Cruises.

Carnival Venezia made her first voyage for Carnival on May 29, 2023, with 15 days one way from Barcelona to New York.

Sails From: New York, NY; Barcelona, Spain; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida.

Sails To: Bahamas, Transatlantic, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Canada/New England

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Vista-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2019

In Service: 2023

Refurbished: 2023

Crew: 1278

Capacity: 4208 (Double Occupancy), 5260 (Max)

3. Carnival Celebration - 2022

Carnival Celebration is the newest ship on the cruise line. She entered the service in November 2022.

The upcoming cruises with Celebration depart in July with a 6-day Western Caribbean from Miami.

Carnival Celebration has some of the best deck parties.
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Sails From: Maimi, Florida

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Excellence-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2022

In Service: 2022

Refurbished: -

Crew: 1735

Capacity: 5374 (Double Occupancy), 6500 (Max)

4. Carnival Luminosa - 2022

Carnival Luminosa was transferred to the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line in September 2022. She previously sailed with the Costa.

Sails From: Brisbane, Australia; Seattle, WA; Sydney, Australia

Sails To: Alaska, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Transpacific

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Spirit-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: June 27, 2008

In Service: 2022

Refurbished: 2022

Crew: 1050

Capacity: 2260 (Double Occupancy), 2826 (Max)

5. Mardi Gras - 2021

Carnival Mardi Gras ship is one of the largest and newest in the cruise line. It is also the world's first cruise ship with a roller coaster named BOLT.

She is fully powered by Liquified Natural Gas and is a sister to Carnival Celebration.

Sails From: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Excellence-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2020

In Service: 2021

Refurbished: -

Crew: 2000

Capacity: 5282 (Double Occupancy), 6500 (Max)

6. Carnival Panorama - 2019

Carnival Panorama cruise ship was inaugurated in December 2019. It is the fleet's only ship that comes with a Trampoline Park and Sky Zone.

She also has a first-in-fleet culinary center called Carnival Kitchen. It offers over 15 interactive cooking, baking, and decorating demos.

Aft Pool on Carnival Panorama.
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Sails From: Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA; Singapore

Sails To: Transpacific, Mexico

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Vista-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2018

In Service: 2019

Refurbished: -

Crew: 1450

Capacity: 4008 (Double Occupancy), 5146 (Max)

7. Carnival Horizon - 2018

Carnival cruise ship The Horizon is similar to Carnival Vista but has Seuss at Sea Waterpark in addition. It is perfect for a cruise honeymoon or even a vacation with the family.

She is all about exotic destinations, comfort, fun, and great flavors for every meal. A vacation on Carnival Horizon truly brings the whole family together.

Sails From: Miami, FL

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Vista-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2017

In Service: 2018

Refurbished: -

Crew: 1450

Capacity: 3960 (Double Occupancy), 4977 (Max)

8. Carnival Vista - 2016

Carnival Vista cruise ship was the first of the Vista Class in the fleet. With ample indoor and outdoor amenities, she is one of the most comfortable Carnival ships.

She was also the first to feature the SkyRide, a pedal-powered bike that suspends over the ship's top deck.

Sails From: Galveston, TX; Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Vista-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2015

In Service: 2016

Refurbished: -

Crew: 1450

Capacity: 3934 (Double Occupancy), 4977 (Max)

9. Carnival Breeze - 2012

Carnival Cruises from Galveston TX includes Carnival Breeze. With tropical decor and contemporary furnishing, the ship has all the feels of Caribbean bliss.

From mouth-watering food spots to the 320-foot-long Twister Waterslide at Carnival WaterWorks, Breeze has amenities and entertainment to keep the whole family occupied.

Sails From: Galveston, TX

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days

Class And Type: Dream-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2008

In Service: 2012

Refurbished: 2017

Crew: 1386

Capacity: 3690

10. Carnival Magic - 2011

Carnival Magic Cruise ship lives up to its name with plenty of onboard activities and delicious dining options.

With 14 passenger decks and Cloud 9 spa interior-filled staterooms, she is a dream-class ship that cruises to the tropical islands.

Interior of Carnival Magic.
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Sails From: Miami, FL; Norfolk, VA; Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL

Sails To: Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada/New England, Bermuda

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Dream-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2008

In Service: 2011

Refurbished: 2021

Crew: 1386

Capacity: 3690 (Double Occupancy), 4724 (Max)

11. Carnival Dream - 2009

Carnival Dream cruise ship has a very red interior and was the first of the line's dream class. She was the first in the fleet to have a water park with multiple slides.

She comes with 'The Lanai' that includes an outdoor cafe and whirlpool Jacuzzi in four places. Carnival Dream also features an 18-hole miniature golf course.

Sails From: Galveston, TX

Sails To: Caribbean, Panama Canal

Duration: 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Dream-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2008

In Service: 2009

Refurbished: 2017

Crew: 1369

Capacity: 3646

12. Carnival Splendor - 2008

Carnival ship Splendor is the only Concordia-Class in the fleet. She comes with a Serenity Adult-Only Retreat for all the relaxation in the sea.

The Carnival WaterWorks, onboard jazz club, and El Morocco Lounge are filled with all sorts of entertainment and activities for the guests.

Sails From: Sydney, Australia: Singapore

Sails To: Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Concordia-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2007

In Service: 2008

Refurbished: 2019

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 3012

13. Carnival Freedom - 2007

Carnival Freedom cruise ship is all about fun. Guests will find some of the best food options, including Guy Fieri burgers at Guy's Burger Joint.

She does not disappoint when it comes to beverages as well. Everyone's favorite outdoor seaside bar with live music, drinks, and traditional pub games is here.

Sails From: Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL; Barcelona, Spain

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean, Transatlantic

Duration: 2-5 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Conquest-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2007

In Service: 2007

Refurbished: 2019

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 2980

14. Carnival Liberty - 2005

Carnival Liberty cruise ship was one of the first to receive all the FUN 2.0 enhancements. Alchemy Bar and Guy's Burger Joints were added to her.

She believes in having a great time at the sea and is always ready to put its fun where the vacation is. From Comedy Club to live shows and kids' spaces, Carnival Liberty does not disappoint when it comes to entertainment.

Sails From: Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL; New Orleans, LA

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Conquest-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2005

In Service: 2007

Refurbished: 2019

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 2980

15. Carnival Miracle - 2004

Carnival Miracle cruise ship offers guests more space per passenger than any other ship in the fleet.

She has outstanding onboard spaces that are inspired by the elements of fantasy. Get ready to escape reality and get transported into another world.

Carnival Miracle in Alaska.
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Sails From: San Francisco, CA; Galveston, TX; Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA

Sails To: Alaska, Mexico, Caribbean, Panama Canal

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Spirit-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2004

In Service: 2004

Refurbished: 2020

Crew: 930

Capacity: 2124

16. Carnival Valor - 2004

Carnival Valor cruise ship isn't like any regular vacation. With a waterslide, three pools, and six whirlpools, hot tubs, she does not lack the perfect vacay luxuries.

A perfect spot for families and kids, she comes with the Seuss at Sea and 214-foot-long, four-deck tall Twister waterslide.

Sails From: New Orleans, LA

Sails To: Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days

Class And Type: Conquest-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2004

In Service: 2004

Refurbished: 2021

Crew: 1180

Capacity: 2974

17. Carnival Glory - 2003

Carnival Glory makes for a colorful vacation at sea. She is filled with eye-catching experiences and gallons of fun at Carnival WaterWorks.

She is a special cruise ship and a must-go for a vibrant time at sea.

Sails From: New Orleans, LA; Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL; Barcelona, Spain

Sails To: Bahamas, Transatlantic, Panama Canal, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Conquest-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2003

In Service: 2003

Refurbished: 2021

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 2980

18. Carnival Conquest - 2002

Carnival Conquest Cruises is filled with food, entertainment, bars, and onboard activities such as dance and comedy clubs.

The interior has French Impressionist style decor that compliments the city of New Orleans.

Sails From: Miami, FL

Sails To: Bahamas, Panama Canal, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Conquest-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1999

In Service: 2002

Refurbished: 2017

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 2980

19. Carnival Legend - 2002

Carnival Legend is relatively small compared to the most modern ships in the fleet, but it still makes for a fun cruise family vacation.

80 percent of Carnival Legend's staterooms come with ocean views, and even 80 percent of them have private balconies.

Sails From: Baltimore, MD; Tampa, FL; Barcelona, Spain; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; London (Dover), England

Sails To: Bahamas, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Canada/New England, Europe, Greenland And Canada, Bermuda

Duration: 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Spirit-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2002

In Service: 2002

Refurbished: 2018

Crew: 930

Capacity: 2124

20. Carnival Pride - 2002

Carnival Pride has all the charms to treat the guests during the vacation.

Carnival Seaside Theater, Seuss at Sea, Camp Ocea, Beauties Dance Club, Playlist Productions, and Bonsai Sushi are some of the best things about her.

Sails From: Baltimore, MD; Tampa, FL; Barcelona, Spain; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; London (Dover), England

Sails To: Bahamas, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Greenland And Canada, Europe, Bermuda

Duration: 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Spirit-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2000

In Service: 2002

Refurbished: 2019

Crew: 930

Capacity: 2124

21. Carnival Spirit - 2001

Cruise with Carnival Spirit is a memorable vacation experience one is most likely to relive forever.

She has everything for the passengers to soothe and unwind, as well as action-packed activities and entertainment.

Carnival Spirit in Sydney.
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Sails From: Mobile, Al; Tampa, FL; Seattle, WA

Sails To: Bahamas, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Spirit-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 2001

In Service: 2001

Refurbished: 2018

Crew: 930

Capacity: 2124

22. Carnival Radiance - 2000

Cruising with Carnival Radiance is all about traveling together. Bring in your close friends and family and leave with memories for a lifetime.

With heaps of fun, there is something in it for everyone, including toddlers, teenagers, and the whole family.

Sails From: Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA

Sails To: Hawaii, Mexico

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Sunshine-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1998

In Service: 2000

Refurbished: 2020

Crew: 1100

Capacity: 2764 (Double Occupancy), 3470 (Max)

23. Carnival Sunrise - 1999

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship is filled with warmth and delight, just like its name.

Musical stage shows comedy clubs, Piano Bar 88, live shows, and Carnival WaterWorks are a few of the entertainment and activities in Carnival Sunrise.

Sails From: Miami, FL

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days

Class And Type: Destiny-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1996

In Service: 1999

Refurbished: 2019

Crew: 1108

Capacity: 2984

24. Carnival Elation - 1998

Carnival Elation has been inspiring passengers for 25 years. It was built to honor the muses who inspire the arts.

She brings age-appropriate supervised activities for the little ones. The splashy slidey Carnival WaterWorks are fun for all ages.

Sneaking some food into the movies are highly encouraged here.
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Sails From: Jacksonville, FL

Sails To: Bahamas

Duration: 2-5 Days

Class And Type: Fantasy-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1998

In Service: 1998

Refurbished: 2020

Crew: 900

Capacity: 2052

25. Carnival Paradise - 1998

Carnival Paradise was the first ever Fantasy class cruise ship. Guests will find a slice of cruise ship paradise at sea with her.

The classic Carnival ship is fun-packed indoors, outdoors, and everywhere in between.

Sails From: Tampa, FL

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days

Class And Type: Fantasy-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1996

In Service: 1998

Refurbished: 2018

Crew: 920

Capacity: 2040

26. Carnival Sunshine - 1996

Carnival Sunshine cruises come with an extra dose of fun. The Serenity area features three decks, a waterfall, and plenty of recliners. Spend your days under the warm rays of the run and Carnival Sunshine.

Sails From: Charleston, SC; Norfolk, VA

Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean

Duration: 2-5 Days, 6-9 Days, 10+ Days

Class And Type: Destiny-Class Cruise Ship

Year Of Build: 1996

In Service: 1996

Refurbished: 2021

Crew: 1150

Capacity: 2642