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ONE of the world's biggest ‘fun cruise' liners will call into Palma this autumn during a transatlantic voyage back to the United States following her debut European cruise programme.

The Carnival Dream will be visiting Majorca on a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Rome (Civitavecchia) to the Caribbean from October 27 to November 12.

The voyage also takes in Barcelona, Malaga and Las Palmas, before sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to King's Wharf, Bermuda.
Carnival Dream is set to enter the Carnival Cruises fleet just a month before she makes her Majorca stop. At 130'000 tons, she is the biggest ever built for the cruise company.

Its home port will be Canaveral in Florida. The ship will have an array of cabins and suites.
Cabins range from basic interior rooms to majestic suites. One new type of cabin will be a deluxe ocean view stateroom. The Carnival Dream will be the first Carnival ship to feature a water park with multiple slides. Facilities also include a two-deck miniature golf course and a wide outdoor promenade with a whirlpool jacuzzi in four places along the outside edge of the deck.

Representing a new style of cruise ship, the Carnival Dream will offer a variety of unique features and facilities, including a bold new concept in entertainment called The Piazza, a stunning indoor and outdoor café and live music venue.

Additionally, the ship will offer the most elaborate family facilities at sea, according to its parent company, with expansive play areas for children.
The 130'000 ton liner will have 15 decks. It will house 1359 crew serving 3'652 passengers.
It is over 1'000 feet long and has a top speed of 22.5 knots. The visit of Carnival Dream is another boost to Palma's ever-growing reputation as the hub of Europe's cruise operations.

The forthcoming summer programme is expected to be the busiest yet for the port.