Carnival Inspiration


Year built: 1996

Speed: 21 kn

Passengers: 2,052

70k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Inspiration currently sails 3 and 4 night cruises to Baja Mexico from Long Beach, California.


On June 30, 2002, propulsion problems resulted in reduced cruising speed, altered itinerary, and 3 hours late arrival in home port  of New Orleans, Louisiana.

On January 4, 2008, propulsion system problems caused sailing at a reduced cruising speed. The incident resulted in an itinerary changes and late arrival in home port of Tampa Florida. In Tampa Bay, the vessel was drifting for over 2 hours.

On December 6, 2008, at 8:30 PM the ship experienced a total power loss for 30 sec. Passengers were left stuck in the Atrium’s panoramic elevators. At the ship’s casino, all slot machines lost their balances after being reset. Shops were closed and blocked against theft. After 1 hour, the Captain announced via the PA system that the problem was found, and fixed.

On May 20, 2006, an 82-year-old male passenger traveling alone jumped overboard, and was presumed dead. Based on the note he left behind, the elderly man committed suicide.

On February 27, 2010, a male passenger died during transportation from the ship to a hospital ashore. The man had a history of medical conditions, among which COAD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Progressive Respiratory Distress, and Diabetes and Furosemide, and experiencing symptoms of congestive heart failure.

On December 3, 2011, a male passenger jumped overboard and died, committing suicide. The man left a suicide note behind, mentioning that his wife had died recently.

On June 15, 2006, a 46-year-old male passenger was saved by a pilot boat at 6:50 AM. The man clung to a buoy near St Petersburg, Florida. He fell overboard at 4:00 AM, after climbing up on his balcony’s railing and slipping.

On April 10, 2010, a male passenger sustained a broken hip, after falling on stairs in the ship’s Main Dining Room.

On September 30, 2010, a male passenger suffered from a fractured left arm, after falling on the dance floor at the ship’s disco nightclub.

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