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Carnival Sensation (SE) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 02/25/2020 01:58 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: November 21, 1993
Godmothers: Four Carnival Cruise Line Vice Presidents: Vicki Freed, Roberta Jacoby, Cherie Weinstein and Gerry Donnelly
Country of registry: The Bahamas
Cost: $300,000,000.
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: 2052 (1026 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2675
  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Space ratio: 34:1



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


1026 Total Guest Staterooms (including 25 accessible staterooms)

  • 8 Grand Suites with extended balcony
  • 20 Grand Suites with large balcony 
  • 26 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 98 balcony staterooms 
  • 466 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 dryers in Grand Suites (categories ES and GS), safe and flat-screen TV


Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Lifesaving Capacity:  4470

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 145 / total occupancy: 870)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)

Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 12/05/98-12/19/98
  • Dry Dock: 12/03/00-12/17/00
  • Dry Dock: 11/29/03-12/17/03
  • Dry Dock: 10/17/05-10/31/05
  • Dry Dock: 3/04/06-3/22/06
  • Dry Dock: 1/08/09-2/11/09
  • Dry Dock: 1/26/12-2/09/12
  • Dry Dock: 2/12/15-2/26/15
  • Dry Dock: 2/09/17-2/22/17
  • Dry Dock: 1/06/20-1/17/20


Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Renovations completed during dry dock: 1/06/20 - 1/17/20

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work
  • Sushi at Sea converted to Bonsai Sushi Express
  • Dreams Studio replaced the Video Arcade
  • The Warehouse arcade replaced the Conference Room


Renovations completed during dry dock: 2/09/17 - 2/22/17

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (replaced food service, Off the Grill and Rotisserie)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replaced food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • Alchemy Bar (replaced Polo Lounge)
  • Cherry On Top (replaced Special Occasion)
  • Camp Ocean (replaced Camp Carnival)  
  • Crew area renovations  

Renovations completed during dry dock: 2/12/15-2/26/15

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas


Renovation completed during dry dock: 1/26/12-2/09/12

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting in lounges and public areas
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant
  • Addition of 2 new ocean view cabins: R156 and R158 (completed 3/21/12)

Renovations completed during dry-dock: 1/08/09-2/11/09

  • Installation of: Carnival WaterWorks, Serenity Adults-Only Area and Tropical-Style main pool area.
  • Extensive stateroom upgrades to nearly 1,000 staterooms which will feature flat-screen televisions with an updated décor and new carpeting, wall coverings and light fixtures, as well as renovated bathrooms.
  • 50 interconnecting staterooms will be added.
  • Cosmetic enhancements to virtually all public rooms and areas, including the Fantasy and Ecstasy main dining rooms, the poolside Seaview Bar & Grille, Touch of Class piano bar, Oak Room library, and Kaleidoscope dance club.
  • Addition of new facility for teens, a dedicated lounge for "Circle C".
  • Guest corridors will be renovated.
  • Internet access will be WIFI, bow to stern.
  • 98 ocean view staterooms will be retrofitted with new balconies that will extend from the ship.
  • 8 penthouse suites will be modified to feature extended balconies.


Renovations completed 3/22/06

  • New nine-hole miniature golf course on Sun Deck.
  • New Teen Club (Club O2) on Promenade Deck. 1600 square foot Children’s World play area located on Verandah Deck
  • The aft lounge was reconfigured to house a new family recreation area featuring new audio/visual equipment for displaying movies and other programming.
  • New art gallery on Empress Deck.
  • New 1200 square foot conference room.
  • New Patisserie offering specialty coffees and sweets on the Promenade Deck.
  • New photo gallery on the Promenade Deck.
  • Redesigned Internet Café will be located adjacent to the Purser’s/Information Desk on Empress Deck.
  • Updated look and feel of the public lounges: new carpeting; enhanced sound system in the show rooms; new chairs in the Dining Rooms.
  • The 12000 square foot Spa Carnival facility was renovated with new private treatment rooms, updated exercise equipment and a host of cosmetic enhancements.
  • A new poker room was added to the Casino.
  • A poolside stage has been relocated to a covered area on Lido Deck.
  • Suites were refurbished to include an entirely new décor and completely remodeled bathrooms (categories 11/12).


Renovations completed 12/17/03

  • New carpet in Atrium areas.
  • A new tandem massage room was added in the Spa where two guests can have simultaneous massages.
  • The Children's pool was refinished.
  • The aft Verandah Deck pool and whirlpools were refinished.
  • The Lido Restaurant was remodeled.
  • The Grand Atrium Bar was constructed in the Empress Deck lobby area. The Spirals Teen Disco was constructed where the forward Promenade Deck Video Arcade was situated.


Renovations completed by 4/99

  • New carpet in the casino and lobby landings throughout the ship.
  • 3 massage rooms were built in the locker room area of the spa.
  • 2 ladies changing rooms were added in the spa.
  • New bedspreads and curtains were placed in all cabins.
  • New chairs on the promenade deck.
  • The video game room was expanded.
  • New chairs in the Lido Restaurant.



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