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Carnival Inspiration (IS) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 02/25/2020 02:29 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: March 22, 1996
Godmother: Mary Anne Shula, Wife of Don Shula, ex-Miami Dolphin Coach
Country of registry: The Bahamas
Cost: $270 million
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


  • Gross tonnage: 70,367 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Occupancy based on 2 guests per stateroom: 2054 (1027 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2697
  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Space ratio: 34:1



  • Total Officers and crew: 920
  • Officers: International
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International


1027 Total Guest Staterooms (including 25 accessible staterooms)

  • 28 Grand Suites with large balcony
  • 26 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 565 ocean view staterooms
  • 389 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lower staterooms

All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryer in Grand Suites, safe and flat-screen TV

Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Life Saving Capacity:  4494

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 149 / total occupancy: 894)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)


Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 9/13/99-9/22/99
  • Dry Dock: 4/07/02-4/27/02
  • Dry Dock: 9/19/04-10/10/04
  • Dry Dock: 9/01/07-10/03/07
  • Dry Dock: 10/23/10-11/06/10
  • Dry Dock: 11/04/13-11/18/13
  • Dry Dock: 1/18/16-2/04/16
  • Dry Dock: 11/02/18-11/15/18
  • Dry Dock:  1/11/21-1/28/21

Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Renovations completed during dry dock: 11/02/18-11/15/18

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc.
  • The Warehouse video arcade replaced the Conference Center
  • Bonsai Sushi Express
Renovations completed during dry dock: 1/18/16-2/04/16
  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc.
  • Guy's Burger Joint (replaced Off the Grill)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replaced Mongolian Wok)
  • Redfrog Rum Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • Alchemy Bar (replaced Chopin Lounge)
  • Cherry on Top (replaced Special Occasions)
  • Addition of computer terminals to Promenade Deck  

Renovations completed during dry dock: 11/04/13-11/18/13

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc.
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Playlist Productions

Renovations completed during dry dock: 10/23/10-11/06/10

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting and signage in lounges and public areas
  • Upgrades to the Mini Golf course, Casino and the Resort-Style pool area
  • Addition of the Mongolian Wok to the Lido Restaurant
  • Addition of kiddie slide to the WaterWorks Aqua Park
  • ADA compliant updates in various areas of the ship
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant
  • Addition of one oceanview staterooms (R158)

Renovations completed during dry dock: 9/01/07-10/03/07

  • Stateroom and Suites refurbishment – including new bedding, carpet, furniture, lighting and wall coverings. Creation of adjoining staterooms.
  • Art Gallery and Photo Gallery – relocation of the photo gallery to a more prominent location on Promenade Deck around the atrium. Creation of an Art Auction Gallery in the spaces vacated by the Photo Gallery on Empress Deck, to increase exposure.
  • Aft Lounge configuration – to create a multi-purpose room for activities and functions.
  • Children Playroom relocation – to Verandah Deck 10 Forward; to offer children top-notch expanded facilities in a convenient location.
  • WaterWorks Aqua Park, Serenity Adults-Only Retreat Area and a Resort-Style Pool Area.
  • Teen Club O2 – building of a lounge for teens according to the Club O2 concept.
  • Spa/Salon/Gymnasium refurbishment – modification of the layout to accommodate new treatment rooms. Updated and enhanced design. Installation of newstate of the art gym equipment.
  • Formalities/Candy Shop – construction of shop.
  • City Sports Park Mini Golf – addition of a 9-hole miniature golf course on the Sun Deck.


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