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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Inspiration
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Inspiration started sailing in 1996. Former names: none. The Carnival Inspiration is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Inspiration has 1026 cabins.

You can expect between 2052 to 2462 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Inspiration has a space ratio of 28.6. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 34.3.

The Carnival Inspiration has 980 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1990- Carnival Fantasy - No longer sailing
1991- Carnival Ecstasy - No longer sailing
1993- Carnival Sensation - No longer sailing
1994- Carnival Fascination - No longer sailing
1995- Carnival Imagination - No longer sailing
1996- Carnival Inspiration - No longer sailing
1998- Carnival Elation
1998- Carnival Paradise


There are 25 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 13. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 5.

5% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is IS.

INSPIRATION is a member of the Fantasy class series of buildings delivered throughout the 1990's to Carnival Cruises lines.

During drydock in Jan 2016 the following venues were added to the ship: Red Frog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy Bar, Cherry on Top, Alchemy Bar and Guys Burgers.

Carnival Inspiration Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 1996
Years Old 28
Tons 70,367
Speed 19.5 knots
Length 855 feet
Beam 103 feet
Total Cabins 1,026
Crew 980
Expected Passengers 2,052 to 2,462
Expected Space Ratio 29
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 5

Carnival Inspiration Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • No Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
  • Click here for smoking areas on Carnival Ships
  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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