New Orleans, LA - Mississippi River - Steamboat Natchez View of the Carnival Triumph which is the second of the five member Destiny-class of cruise ships. As she and her three younger sisters are each a modified version of the lead ship in the class. She is sometimes referred to as the first of the Triumph-class of cruise ships. Along with her sisters Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Victory, she is operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Triumph is home ported in New Orleans as of April 2016, joining Carnival Dream and replacing Carnival Elation.
Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on October 23, 1999, and christened by Madeline Arison, wife of Micky Arison, the then CEO of Carnival Cruise Line.[ She came to media attention in 2013 when an engine room fire stranded her at sea for several days with a loss of power that crippled not only her propulsion, but also support systems. [Wiki]