Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that its 112,000-ton cruise
ship now under construction will be named the Carnival Splendor.
The 3,006-passenger ship is scheduled to enter service in spring
2008. The Carnival Splendor will represent a new class of ship for
the cruise line. Innovative design features will include the
largest spa and children’s facilities in the Carnival fleet.
The 17,800-square-foot spa will encompass two forward decks and
include an extensive thermal suite, as well as Carnival’s first
thalasso therapy pool. A 5,500-square-foot children’s playroom the
largest in the Carnival fleet will be located mid-ship. Above the
children’s facility will be the line’s first water play area. A new
sports deck featuring arena-style seating for games and other
events will be located aft. Carnival Splendor will also feature a
pool enclosed by two full decks of glass walls, plus a retractable
dome that can be closed during inclement weather.
The vessel will include 1,503 staterooms, 60 percent of which will
offer an ocean view with 60 percent of those featuring private