Carnival Ships by Age – Oldest to Newest

From the Shipmate Archives. Originally Published March 30, 2017. 

Carnival Cruise Ships by Year Built & Dry Docked

Do you want the newest carnival ship, or do you prefer one with a few hundred thousand miles under its hull? There’s something to be said about the bells and whistles that come with a new vessel. But, others prefer the nostalgia and character of the older Carnival ships.Another factor to consider when comparing Carnival Ships by Age, is the year it had its last dry dock.  The term “dry dock” refers to the renovation period during which the ship has significant renovations completed. With some of these refurbishments, the ships come out looking brand new. The cruise lines have been known to spend tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars bringing these ships to the status of their much younger contemporaries.

We’ll let you decide on the Carnival Ship Age that’s right for you. In the following infographic, we’ve made it as easy as possible to visualize your Carnival Ship’s age versus the rest of the Fleet. We’ve also included a schedule of when each ship came out of Dry Dock. If you have a strong preference of New vs. Old, you can refer to this chart and make sure you’re picking the Carnival Cruise Ship that’s right for you!

Carnival Ships by Age & Dry Dock (Renovation)

Carnival Ships by Age

  • 2018:  Carnival Horizon
  • 2016:  Carnival Vista
  • 2012:  Carnival Breeze
  • 2011:  Carnival Magic
  • 2009:  Carnival Dream
  • 2008:  Carnival Splendor
  • 2007:  Carnival Freedom
  • 2005:  Carnival Liberty
  • 2004:  Carnival Valor
  • 2004:  Carnival Miracle
  • 2003:  Carnival Glory
  • 2002:  Carnival Conquest
  • 2002:  Carnival Legend
  • 2002:  Carnival Pride
  • 2001:  Carnival Spirit
  • 2000:  Carnival Victory
  • 1999:  Carnival Triumph
  • 1998:  Carnival Elation
  • 1998:  Carnival Paradise
  • 1996:  Carnival Inspiration
  • 1996:  Carnival Destiny / Sunshine
  • 1995:  Carnival Imagination
  • 1994:  Carnival Fascination
  • 1993:  Carnival Sensation
  • 1991:  Carnival Ecstasy
  • 1990:  Carnival Fantasy

 Carnival Dry Dock Schedule

  • 2018:  Carnival Victory (February 2018)
  • 2018:  Carnival Fascination (February 2018)
  • 2018:  Carnival Paradise (March 2018)
  • 2018:  Carnival Legend (May 2018)
  • 2018:  Carnival Inspiration (November 2018)
  • 2017:  Carnival Ecstasy (January 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Sensation (February 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Dream (February 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Glory (March 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Breeze (April 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Elation (September 2017)
  • 2017:  Carnival Conquest (October 2017)
  • 2016:  Carnival Fantasy
  • 2016:  Carnival Imagination
  • 2016:  Carnival Inspiration
  • 2016:  Carnival Liberty
  • 2016:  Carnival Magic
  • 2016:  Carnival Splendor
  • 2016:  Carnival Sunshine
  • 2016:  Carnival Triumph
  • 2016:  Carnival Valor
  • 2015:  Carnival Fascination
  • 2015:  Carnival Miracle
  • 2015:  Carnival Paradise
  • 2015:  Carnival Spirit
  • 2015:  Carnival Victory
  • 2014:  Carnival Freedom
  • 2014:  Carnival Legend
  • 2014:  Carnival Pride
  • 2014:  Carnival Elation
  • 2014:  Carnival Ecstasy
  • 2013:  Carnival Triumph
  • 2013:  Carnival Sunshine / Destiny
  • 2013:  Carnival Inspiration
  • 2013:  Carnival Imagination
  • 2013:  Carnival Fascination
  • 2012:  Carnival Dream
  • 2012:  Carnival Miracle
  • 2012:  Carnival Glory
  • 2012:  Carnival Conquest
  • 2012:  Carnival Spirit
  • 2011:  Carnival Splendor
  • 2011:  Carnival Liberty
  • 2011:  Carnival Valor
  • 2010:  Carnival Fantasy
  • 2010:  Carnival Victory
  • 2009:  Carnival Sensation
  • 2008:  Carnival Paradise

If you liked this article, you might also like our other infographic showing Carnival Ships by Size. 

In that graph, we show you every Carnival Ship ranked in order of size, including total passengers and crew on each. You’ll be amazed at the difference between Carnival’s largest and smallest ships! And – if you found this helpful, please “Share” this post with other Carnival Cruise Fans.

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