Carnival's first purpose-built ship, Tropicale, served in the fleet until 2000, when there was a fire on board and with many new ships entering the fleet, it was best to eliminate her from the lineup. She was fixed up and transfered to subsidiary line Costa Cruises.
Holiday 5-day Western Caribbean
Liberty 8 day Western
The fire was minor and the precess and decision to transfer it to the Costa brand name had already been done prior. The ship did undergo a refurbishment and is very successful sailing in European waters under the Costa name. We have cruised on this ship twice ourselves.