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#21
Buckhead, GA
1,137 Posts
Joined May 2006
Originally posted by Fitzemt
There is another thread on CC somewhere (somebody better than me could find it) that traces the Carnivale all the way to scrap....yep it was scrapped a couple of years ago.
She became the TSS Topez and then a PeaceShip before being forced to retired in 2010 due to maritine regulations. She was actually the 2nd ship in the Carnival Fleet.
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#22
Buckhead, GA
1,137 Posts
Joined May 2006
Originally posted by Johnkut
My wife and I spent our honey moon on this ship in 1983. There was no where to plug in any thing electric. I think it was converted to a cruise ship from some other type of ship. I remember standing in the dining room and you could almost touch the ceiling. What ever happened to her?
This was our first cruise as well in 1983 and our 10th anniversary. I remember there were a lot of newlyweds on that trip.
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Fascination - Southern Caribbean 09/16/2018
Paradise - Panama Canal 12/4/17 Diane's 65th birthday

Ecstasy - Bahamas 9/25/17 For the fun of it
Fantasy - Western Caribbean 5/6/17 For the fun of it
Triumph Western Caribbean 9/12/2016
Breeze - Southern Caribbean 9/26/2015
Paradise - Western Caribbean 6/13/2015 Cousins Cruise (Diane & Chris)
Triumph - Southern Carribean 2/20/15
Liberty - Eastern Carribean 09/13 40th Anniversary
Legend - Western Carribean 11/12 60th Birthday Gift
Holiday - Western Mexico 9/08
Valor - Western Carribean 9/06
Spirit - Alaska 6/04 30th Anniversary
Fantasy - Bahamas 10/01
Fasination - Southern Carribean 9/98
Carnivale - Eastern Carribean 9/83 10th Anniversary
#23
Wayne, N.J.
159 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
My wife Joyce and i were on this ship for our honeymoon on September 13, 1981, we met alot of fun people but two couples that were also on their honeymoon we sat with in the dining room and from the first night we became best friends for the entire week, where ever we went we went together, i remember one guy worked for an insurance company, i think state farm, i would love to get in touch with them both. We said we would get together again for a cruise for our 25th but that never happened. If anyone sailed on that cruise ship that week and remembers my wife and i, Sal and Joyce from New Jersey send me an email at [email protected]
After 31 years i now have 5 son's and 3 grandchildren along with two wonderful daughter-in-laws so life is good!
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1981 CARNIVALE "HONEYMOON CRUISE"
1987 NORDIC PRINCE
1989 AMERIKANIS
1991 MERIDAN
1994 MERIDAN
1996 ISLAND BREEZE
2000 BIG RED BOAT
2004 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2005 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2007 CARNIVAL MIRACLE
2008 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2009 CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
2010 NORWEGIAN GEM
2012 NORWEGIAN GEM
2013 NORWEGIAN GEM
2015 NORWEGIAN GEM
2016 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2016 NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY
2017 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2017 CELEBRITY SUMMIT
2017 ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
2018 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
#24
Texas
1 Posts
Joined Oct 2012
I cruised on the SS Carnivale with my sister as a graduation gift from my parents in June of 1979 and met the cruise director, Angelo D'Amico. I met him in the disco and found that he was a wonderful dancer. Sure wish I could find him now to discuss that wonderful cruise. Does anyone know where he might be nowadays?
#25
New York
5,223 Posts
Joined Jan 2000
I took a cruise to Bermuda out of Norfolk VA on the "Carnivale" in 1974 or 1975. It was just a year or so after Carnival bought it from the Greek Line. And how ironic.....I also took a cruise to Bermuda out of Norfolk a year or two prior on the "Queen Anna Maria". It was the same ship! Under the Greek Line flag, it was the "QAM". Interesting to see the redesign/reconfiguring etc. when renovated by Carnival. Honestly....I liked the traditional "ocean liner" feel and decor when it was the "QAM".
#26
Chicago
391 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
1986 my husband brother & sister & I sailed on a 3 or 4 day and have been hooked since. I miss all the old crazy stuff they used to do especially the male nightgown contest LOL
#27
SE TX
1,588 Posts
Joined May 2008
Originally posted by Johnkut
My wife and I spent our honey moon on this ship in 1983. There was no where to plug in any thing electric. I think it was converted to a cruise ship from some other type of ship. I remember standing in the dining room and you could almost touch the ceiling. What ever happened to her?
Sailed on that ship in '93 with two sons. Built-in upper bunks (not the fold-down types now on ships).
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#28
Spring Hill, FL
3,095 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
In the mid to late 1980s (I forget the year), we sailed to the Bahamas on 3-night trip. Just an hour or two underway, they started putting the little white bags all along the passageway. The dining room, which was low down and no windows with lots of paneling, was less than half full. That first night in the Bahamas, I was up on deck late at night trying to make the other ships in port jealous of all the fun we were having doing that Chicken Dance and the Makarena (sp?). What a blast.

Jim
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NCL Seaward, 10/95, San Juan
Carnival Fascination, 12/95, San Juan
Carnival Celebration, 12/96, New Orleans
NCL Norwegian Majesty, 10/99, Boston to San Juan
Sky Princess, 7/00, San Francisco (Alaska RT)
Sun Princess, 4/01, San Juan to Acapulco
Carnival Triumph, 2/02, Miami
Star Princess, 10/02, Los Angeles
Celebrity Constellation, 1/04, San Juan
Celebrity Summit, 11/04, Ft. Lauderdale
Grand Princess, 2/06, Galveston
Sea Princess, 2/07, Ft. Lauderdale
HAL Ryndam, 3/08, San Diego (Sea of Cortez)
Celebrity Constellation 1/09, Ft. Lauderdale
Golden Princess 10/09, Los Angeles (Hawaii)
HAL Zuiderdam 1/11, Ft. Lauderdale
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Celebrity Silhouette, 3/12 New Jersey/NYC
HAL Statendam, 2/13, San Diego (Hawaii/French Polynesia 28 days)
HAL Maasdam, 10/13, Ft. Lauderdale (TA round-trip 42 days)
Grand Princess 2/14, SFO (Hawaii and then Mexico 25 days)
HAL Ryndam, 1/15, Tampa (21 days)
HAL Maasdam, 3/15, Ft. Lauderdale (11 days)
HAL Oosterdam, 10/15, Ft. Lauderdale (21 days)
HAL Maasdam, 4/16, Ft. Lauderdale (17 days)
Pacific Princess, 5/16, LA to Ft. Lauderdale (17 days)
HAL Rotterdam 10/16, Ft. Lauderdale (TA round-trip 42 days)
HAL Veendam 4/17, Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal (14 days)
HAL Amsterdam 5/17, Seattle (14 days)
Carnival Liberty 9/17, Cape Canaveral (4 days)
Upcoming:
HAL Eurodam 10/17, Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale (19 days)
HAL Veendam 12/17, Ft. Lauderdale 14 days
HAL Maasdam 2/18, San Diego R/T (Lima, Peru 28 days)
#29
Boston/ ME in summer, NM in winter
373 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by celem
A tall order after all of this time! A photo with Carnivale's name in the background - maybe. Receipt - no way!
AHEM: I also cruised on both the tss Carnivale, and tss Mardi Gras out of Boston in 1976, 77, and 78. I have the Carnival Capers from several trips, and I have one original ticket/boarding pass in my name. I'm sure that there are a few more of us (old foggies) around. CCL used to do the Bos/ Bermuda run for several years, until they gave it up to another line. The name slips me, but I cruised it. I do in fact have a photo of a group of cruisers, myself included, on either the Carn or MG, still in the foto frame witht the CCL line's logo. I still read the Capers, and think back to the "Good Times" btw, I did try to gain the points, but it was such a big ado, that I stopped trying. I still cruise CCL, but do drift to other lines. R.A.
May your voyage through life be as happy and as free as the dancing waves on the deep blue sea. anon
#30
Wayne, N.J.
159 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
i still have all the daily paper's from this ship from 1981 along with a beautiful picture of the ship that they gave out in the dining room on the last night of the cruise, it was my first cruise and i have been hooked ever since
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"HAPPY AT SEA"

1981 CARNIVALE "HONEYMOON CRUISE"
1987 NORDIC PRINCE
1989 AMERIKANIS
1991 MERIDAN
1994 MERIDAN
1996 ISLAND BREEZE
2000 BIG RED BOAT
2004 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2005 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2007 CARNIVAL MIRACLE
2008 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2009 CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
2010 NORWEGIAN GEM
2012 NORWEGIAN GEM
2013 NORWEGIAN GEM
2015 NORWEGIAN GEM
2016 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2016 NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY
2017 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2017 CELEBRITY SUMMIT
2017 ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
2018 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
#31
Wayne, N.J.
159 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Still looking for the two couples we met on our honeymoon cruise back in sept. 13, 1981 we met at dinner and stayed together the whol;e week, it was a great friendship but lost touch
[email protected]
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"KEEP ON CRUISING"

"HAPPY AT SEA"

1981 CARNIVALE "HONEYMOON CRUISE"
1987 NORDIC PRINCE
1989 AMERIKANIS
1991 MERIDAN
1994 MERIDAN
1996 ISLAND BREEZE
2000 BIG RED BOAT
2004 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2005 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2007 CARNIVAL MIRACLE
2008 NORWEGIAN DAWN
2009 CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
2010 NORWEGIAN GEM
2012 NORWEGIAN GEM
2013 NORWEGIAN GEM
2015 NORWEGIAN GEM
2016 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2016 NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY
2017 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
2017 CELEBRITY SUMMIT
2017 ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
2018 GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS
#33
Georgia
93 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by jhshiff
I just told them the date I cruised (July 1980), and the ship (Carnivale), and they credited it to my account!
I also cruised Carnivale in 1984. It was my first cruise too and have been hooke ever since..I'd like to get credit for my older cruises also. So all you have to do is call Carnival???
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Carnival Carnivale 6/18/1984
Carnival Fantasy 8/31/1992
Carnival Imagination 2002
Carnival Glory 7/22/2006
Royal Caribbean SOS 7/21/2008
Carnival Fascination 6/13/2009
Royal Caribbean MOS 9/6/2010
Royal Caribbean FOS 5/22/2011
Carnival Ecstasy 5/26/2012
Royal Caribbean FOS 5/12/2013
Carnival Sunshine 5/24/2015
Carnival Liberty 5/21/2017
#34
Severn, MD
2 Posts
Joined May 2014
Yep - and I got the ship wrong. It was actually the Mardi Gras! I did get the dates right, so they either found it, or took my word for it.

Jim

25 cruises done, two planned
#35
Georgia
93 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by jhshiff
Yep - and I got the ship wrong. It was actually the Mardi Gras! I did get the dates right, so they either found it, or took my word for it.

Jim

25 cruises done, two planned
Ok sounds good...thanks alot
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Carnival Carnivale 6/18/1984
Carnival Fantasy 8/31/1992
Carnival Imagination 2002
Carnival Glory 7/22/2006
Royal Caribbean SOS 7/21/2008
Carnival Fascination 6/13/2009
Royal Caribbean MOS 9/6/2010
Royal Caribbean FOS 5/22/2011
Carnival Ecstasy 5/26/2012
Royal Caribbean FOS 5/12/2013
Carnival Sunshine 5/24/2015
Carnival Liberty 5/21/2017
#36
Miami, fl
294 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
My first cruise was in the Carnivale July 24, 1983. It was a 7 day eastern Caribbean. It went to Santo Domingo, San Juan, Samana, one one more port I cannot recall. Great times!
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RCCL Enchantment of the Seas, 4/2019


Sailed:
CCL Carnivale 7/1983, CCL Fantasy 9/1991, Seaescape Scandinavian Sun 12/1983, RCCL Sovereign Of The Seas 8/1993, RCCL Empress of the seas 7/1996, RCCL Voyager of the seas 10/2001, NCL Spirit 12/2004, DCL Wonder 3/2014, CCL Conquest 7/2014, RCCL Freedom of the seas 12/2014, RCCL Legend of the seas 3/2015, RCCL Independence of the Seas, 6/2015, DCL Dream, 9/2015, RCCL Oasis of the seas, 8/2016, RCCL Navigator of the Seas, 11/2016, RCCL Enchantment of the Seas, 4/2017
#37
Fort Collins, Colorado
2,549 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by A6cruiser
My first cruise was in the Carnivale July 24, 1983. It was a 7 day eastern Caribbean. It went to Santo Domingo, San Juan, Samana, one one more port I cannot recall. Great times!

St Thomas? Our Carnivale cruise went to San Juan, Samana, St Thomas, and possibly Nassau, but not sure. I was fairly young at the time....
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Navigator of the Seas- April 13, 2018
Freedom of the Seas - April 19, 2015
Carnival Legend - January 4, 2006
Carnival Imagination - August 2004
Ocean Princess - March 2002
Carnival Fantasy - May 1998
Carnival Carnivale - March 1983
#38
6,362 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Originally posted by cim
My first cruise was on the Carnivale in 1981.
Didn't Carnivale and Festivale sail out of Tampa? I think we went on weekend cruises on both of them. I was not impressed.
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#39
Fort Collins, Colorado
2,549 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by dorisis
Didn't Carnivale and Festivale sail out of Tampa? I think we went on weekend cruises on both of them. I was not impressed.

When I sailed the Carnivale in 83, we sailed from Dodge Island Miami. Now I remember, our cruise did NOT stop in Nassau.


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Navigator of the Seas- April 13, 2018
Freedom of the Seas - April 19, 2015
Carnival Legend - January 4, 2006
Carnival Imagination - August 2004
Ocean Princess - March 2002
Carnival Fantasy - May 1998
Carnival Carnivale - March 1983
#40
Chicago
27 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
My first cruise was on the Carnivale in 1980. Last year I emailed Carnival's customer service and sent them a pic of me boarding the ship. They gave me credit for the cruise!