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Sunday, September 25, 2022


Carnival Cruise Lines took delivery Tuesday of its new $410 million, 102,000-ton cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, from an Italian shipyard.
According to Carnival, the 2,758-passenger vessel is currently en route to New York where it will operate until mid October. Beginning Oct. 23, the Triumph will start cruising the Caribbean out of Miami. Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie will be ports of call once the mega ship begins its year-round schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises.
Although it won’t be able to remain in Frederiksted until midnight for Harbor Night activities like the Destiny, another of Carnival’s mega ships, the Triumph will call on Frederiksted, according to the cruise line’s public relations office in Miami.
According to Carnival, the Triumph and Destiny will visit on alternating Wednesdays. But because the Triumph must return to Miami by Saturday to take on new passengers, it won’t be able to support a Harbor Night.
Including Carnival Cruise Line’s calls to Frederiksted for the 1999/2000 season, there are some 84 ships scheduled to visit.
Carnival President Bob Dickinson said, "All of the ship's interior outfitting was completed prior to delivery and the end result is an extraordinarily beautiful vessel whose exquisite workmanship and elegant interiors will wow travel agents and guests alike."
The Triumph is scheduled to arrive in New York on July 24, after which it will host several pre-inaugural activities for the travel trade. The ship will then begin its Canada program July 27 with a five-day cruise featuring port calls to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick, along with two "Fun Days" at sea. Four-day cruises visit Halifax and spend two "Fun Days" at sea.
Following the Canada voyages, the Carnival Triumph will reposition to Miami.
Amenities include a nine-deck-high glass-enclosed atrium, four swimming pools, a two-level 15,000-square-foot health spa, a 9,000-square-foot casino, a variety of accommodation categories and a 1,300-square-foot play area. Dining options include two full-service main
dining rooms, a two-level casual eatery offering Asian specialties, a New York-style deli, a grille area and a 24-hour pizzeria, and complimentary 24-hour stateroom service.

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