The other irony is that the former Carnival Tropicale is now sailing for Pulmantur - a Royal Caribbean brand and is now in direct competition with her younger sisters the Grand Holiday and Grand Celebration now sailing under a Carnival brand Ibero Cruises
Thanks for this information. I am a ship nut and enjoy hearing about the ship's post Carnival lives. One small trivial clarification though, the Tropicale doesn't have any sister ships. She was in a class by herself. She was the first ship Carnival built, and the first to have the now famous funnel. The Holiday, Celebration, and Jubilee are sister ships.
These are their appropriate names for past reference as Carnival did not officially rename those ships like the rest of the fleet now. Example "Carnival Imagination". This was my first hint the Holiday was going by-by because they didn't rename her while she was still in service under the Carnival brand.
Six 24kt Gold plastic ships on a stick for winning the Carnival trivia contest. What can I say?