Carnival Cruise Line has announced deployment changes designed to enhance its position in two key homeports – Galveston and Port Canaveral, Fla. – while providing new “Fun Ship” itinerary choices in time for next summer’s cruise season.
Carnival Breeze will reposition to Galveston in May 2016 and Carnival Magic to Port Canaveral in April 2016, several months earlier than previously announced. Breeze will assume Carnival Magic’s year-round schedule of seven-day Galveston cruises beginning May 8. Carnival Magic will take over Carnival Valor’s current seven-day Port Canaveral cruise program April 23.
In turn, Carnival Splendor will assume Carnival Breeze’s six- and eight-day Caribbean schedule from Miami May 1. Carnival Valor will offer a new series of five- and eight-day departures from Port Canaveral beginning June 4, instead of October 2016 as previously announced.
“Galveston and Port Canaveral are two important markets for ‘Fun Ship’ cruising and these deployment changes provide our guests and travel agent partners with exciting new options featuring a variety of on-board innovations and visiting top destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas and Florida,” said Carnival president Christine Duffy.
Carnival Breeze will kick off its new Galveston-based cruise program May 8, departing every Sunday on three different week-long itineraries – western Caribbean cruises calling at either Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, or Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Cozumel, and a seven-day Bahamas/Florida route with stops in Nassau, Freeport, and Key West.
Carnival Magic will reposition to Port Canaveral to operate seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning April 23.
Magic will offer two distinctly different week-long itineraries from the Space Coast – a western Caribbean route featuring Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya; and an eastern Caribbean option calling at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove. Prior to launching its new seven-day schedule from Port Canaveral, Carnival Magic will operate a special three-day cruise to Nassau April 20-23.