The former Carnival Cruise Line cruise ship Carnival Holiday is currently listed on the maritime brokerage website QPS Marine Ships as “Cruise Ship, 1,452 Passengers S2168″. The QPS Marine Ships website contact information specifies it is run by Captain Ken Caine – 50 S. Bryan Rd Dania Beach, FL USA 33004.
Carnival Holiday was the first of three Holiday class cruise ships for line, built in 1985. At 728-foot long, 46,052 tons, with nine decks and 726 cabins it was designed to cruise with 1,700 passengers and 650 crew.
Holiday was taken out of service in 2005 to serve as temporary shelter for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and then, after spending several weeks in drydock, returned to the fleet and remained there until November of 2009, when she began operating as the Iberocruceros cruise line Grand Holiday.
Grand Holiday was sold to Cruise & Maritime Voyages where she was renamed Magellan.
According to the listing for this dale, “
Built by Aalborg Værft in Ålborg, Denmark, this ship entered service for Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985. The ship’s condition had been in decline until 2003, when she was sent into the dry docks and renovated. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, she was taken out of service to be used as temporary housing for the victims of the storm, and to also be used to aid the victims of the storm. After leaving Mississippi, she again went to the dry docks for an additional three weeks of renovations. New carpeting and plumbing were added and repairs to the propellers were made, among other improvements.
She resumed her normal route in the Western Caribbean, sailing from Mobile, Alabama until November 2009. In November 2009, she was retired from the Carnival fleet and was later transferred to the fleet of another cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. However, the Carnival style funnel was only repainted.
The ship was transformed into four-star floating hotel in Port Sochi Imeretinskiy during Winter Olympics from the 5th until 24 February 2014.
Americana Lounge: 900 maximum guests reception, 725 maximum guests theater, 200 maximum guests modified classroom
Doc Holiday’s: 350 maximum guests Theater, 150 maximum guests modified classroom
Reflections Dance Club: 400 Reception, 150 Theater, 50 modified classroom
Lounge: 110 maximum guests Reception, 60 maximum guests theater
Piano Bar: 60 maximum guests Reception, 30 maximum guests theater
Library: 15 maximum guests board meeting
Wharf Bar & Grill: 300 maximum guests reception
Four Winds Dining Room: 414 maximum guests
Seven Seas Dining Room: 480 maximum guests”
Video:Carnival Cruise MS Holiday Ships Interior