Saturday, February 28, 2009

Get Ready California, You Have Some (Carnival) Splendor On The Horizon

The new 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor has rounded Cape Horn in South America on its way to a permanent homeport in Long Beach, California, from where it will operate year-round 7-day Mexican Rivera cruises beginning April 5th. Too large to fit through the Panama Canal, the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor is currently on a series of South America voyages that are serving to position the vessel for its new California-based program where it will earn bragging rights as the largest “Fun Ship” ever deployed on the West Coast.

Representing a new class of ship, Carnival Splendor offers a host of innovations, highlighted by a 21,000-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa–the line’s largest–featuring a thalassotherapy pool, elaborate thermal suite and 17 VIP treatment rooms. Adjacent to the facility are 68 spa staterooms and suites–a first for Carnival. Other features include a 5,500-square-foot children’s play area–the largest in the “Fun Ship” fleet–a water spray park and a sliding sky dome over the mid-ship pool which also houses a massive LED screen displaying movies, concerts and other programming.

Cruise Diva's new ship preview offers a first-hand look at Carnival Splendor during her inaugural season.

Photo: Carnival Splendor rounding Cape Horn, courtesy Carnival Cruise Lines

1 comment:

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