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Carnival Cruise Ships By Age, Newest to Oldest 2022

Are you looking to book a Carnival cruise but want to know the age of the ship, its itinerary, and how many people it can hold? You’ve come to the right place. As someone who cruises as often as I do, you might think I will say yes to practically any itinerary. That’s not true at all. In fact, I’m quite picky with what cruise ship I’ll book. Knowing what the ship has to offer, especially how new or old it is always plays a major role in how I book a cruise. This is why I created this post to break down Carnival Cruise Line’s ships by age, class, and how many guests they can accommodate. Bolt Roller Coaster on Carnival Cruise Line This post should help those looking to book the newest ships from Carnival Cruise Line. If there is something you would like to see included don’t hesitate to reach out via Twitter or shoot me an email.

How Many Ships Does Carnival Cruise Line Have?

As of 2022, Carnival has 24 ships in service, with the Carnival Jubilee on its way in 2023.

Carnival Cruise Line Ships Newest to Oldest

Below you will find Carnival Cruise Line’s ship line-up in order of newest to oldest ship. I’ve also included their latest ships being built and their estimated arrival date.

Carnival Ships By Age New To Old

  • Carnival Jubilee, 2023
  • Carnival Celebration, 2022
  • Carnival Radiance, 2021
  • Mardi Gras, 2021
  • Carnival Panorama, 2019
  • Carnival Sunrise, 2019
  • Carnival Horizon, 2018
  • Carnival Vista, 2016
  • Carnival Sunshine, 2013
  • Carnival Breeze, 2012
  • Carnival Magic, 2011
  • Carnival Dream, 2009
  • Carnival Splendor, 2008
  • Carnival Freedom, 2007
  • Carnival Liberty, 2005
  • Carnival Valor, 2004
  • Carnival Miracle, 2004
  • Carnival Glory, 2003
  • Carnival Conquest, 2002
  • Carnival Legend, 2002
  • Carnival Pride, 2002
  • Carnival Spirit, 2001
  • Carnival Paradise, 1998
  • Carnival Elation, 1998
  • Carnival Ecstasy, 1991
Carnival Cruise ships age, sorted new to old

Carnival Ships By Age, Class, And Passengers

Carnival JubileeExcel ClassDue 2023  
Carnival CelebrationExcel Class20226,5002,000
Carnival RadianceSunshine Class20212,7641,100
Mardi GrasExcel Class20216,5002,000
Carnival PanoramaVista Class20194,0081,450
Carnival SunriseSunshine Class20192,9841,108
Carnival HorizonVista Class20186,4001,450
Carnival VistaVista Class20163,9541,450
Carnival SunshineSunshine Class20133,0061,150
Carnival BreezeDream Class20123,6901,386
Carnival MagicDream Class20116,0001,845
Carnival DreamDream Class20093,6461,369
Carnival SplendorSplendor Class20083,0121,150
Carnival FreedomConquest Class20072,9741,150
Carnival LibertyConquest Class20052,9741,160
Carnival ValorConquest Class20042,9801,180
Carnival MiracleSpirit Class20042,124930
Carnival GloryConquest Class20032,9801,150
Carnival ConquestConquest Class20024,8601,150
Carnival LegendSpirit Class20022,680961
Carnival PrideSpirit Class20022,124930
Carnival SpiritSpirit Class20012,680961
Carnival ParadiseFantasy Class19982,040920
Carnival ElationFantasy Class19982,190900
Carnival EcstasyFantasy Class19912,045920

Other Cruise Line Ships by Age:


Artists Performing at Monsters of Rock Cruise 2023

I’ve been on a lot of cruises, but never a themed one. The annual Monsters of Rock Cruise is open for booking and I might just have to try it out to see what all the hype is about.

Dubbed as the premier hard rock and heavy metal experience at sea, MORC is returning for its eleventh year in 2023 and the artist line-up has just been announced.

On The Blue Cruises, the world leader in rock cruises, has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29th – May 4th aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. This year’s cruise is dubbed ‘They Came From Outer Space,’ the voyage will include two days at sea full of music (including performances from over 35 artists) and events, as well as visit two ports: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and the Private Isle of Labadee.

The public sale kicked off this week (6/30), with cabins starting at $1,699.00 per person (double occupancy, not including mandatory taxes and fee supplement). For more info and booking, visit

Monsters of Rock 2023 Artists List

Monsters of Rock Cruise Artist List for 2023

The official cruise host Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&A’s and activities specifically designed to bring the party up a notch. Below are the artists performing at this year’s MORC cruise:

  • Michael Schenker
  • Winger
  • Queensrÿche
  • Saxon
  • Extreme
  • Vandenberg
  • Autograph
  • Burning Witches
  • Chez Kane
  • D-A-D
  • Dirty Looks
  • DORO
  • Faster Pussycat
  • Great White
  • Hardcore Superstar
  • Joel Hoekstra
  • Junkyard
  • Kix
  • Lee Aaron
  • Liliac
  • Loudness
  • Mac Sabbath
  • Nestor
  • Reckless Love
  • Rhino Bucket
  • Rose Tattoo
  • Shiraz Lane
  • Stryper
  • Ted Poley
  • Tora Tora
  • Treat
  • Tyketto
  • Tyler Bryant & The
  • Shakedown
  • Vain
  • Wig Wam
  • Dueling Pianos
  • The Mayor of MORC,
  • John Corabi

In addition to performances, MORC ‘23 will host interactive events between artists and cruisers, including: Artist/Cruiser Q&A sessions, Gong Show Karaoke, “So You Think You Can Shred,” Cooking with Rock Stars, a new cast of Painting With Rock Stars, Rock Stars vs Average Joe’s Basketball, Comedy Punchlines and Backlines, with more to be announced. Furthermore, the cruise will host themed nights, opportunities to dine with selected bands, and artist photo experiences.


Carnival Cruise Line is Bringing the Costa Venezia to the US in 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has announced they are teaming up with "Italy's favorite cruise line" with the debut of COSTA by CARNIVAL. The Costa Venezia will kick off this collaboration with its sailing from New York in 2023. Following the Venezia will be the Costa Firenze the following Spring of 2024 when it sails from Long Beach.

Princess Cruises is Making a HUGE Return to Alaska in 2022

If you have ever wanted to visit Alaska, now is the time. Cruising is back and many of the major cruise lines are making their return. Princess Cruises is one of them and are offering cruisers a chance to sail up to 40 perfect off on Alaska 2022 cruises and cruise tours with their "Summer on Sale" deal, running through May 3, 2022.
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