July 16, 2008

The 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor was launched last Thursday from the Dover cruise port near London. The ship will sail in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean until October, when it will cross the Atlantic to sail in the Bahamas and Caribbean until 2009. The vessel's standout features include the 40,000-square-foot, two-story Cloud 9 Spa and a new class of staterooms with private, unlimited access to the spa.