Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will be repositioning three of the cruise line’s largest ships to cruise from new homeports in 2018.
The newest ship to join the fleet, the 133,550 gross tonne Carnival Vista, will move to Galveston in September 2018. The ship will offer seven-night cruises every Sunday, cruising to the western Caribbean, visiting ports of call such as Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Carnival Vista, which currently cruises the Mediterranean will join Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor which also cruise year-round from Galveston.
Carnival Breeze will reposition from Galveston to Port Canaveral. The ship will offer a one-off six-night cruise before sailing on alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises from 06 October 2018. The eastern Caribbean cruises will visit Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk, whilst the western Caribbean cruises will visit Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Costa Maya.
In addition, Carnival Breeze will also operate two Carnival Journeys cruises. On 16 September 2018 the ship will leave Galveston to cruise to Port Canaveral. On route to Port Canaveral, the 14-night cruise will visit Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Maarten.
Another 14-night Carnival Journeys cruise will depart on 03 November 2018 from Port Canaveral. This cruise will visit eight Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.
The 131,100 gross tonne Carnival Breeze will become the largest cruise ship to cruise year-round from Port Canaveral. Carnival Breeze will join Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty which also homeport from Port Canaveral.
The third of Carnival Cruise Lines largest ships to reposition is the Carnival Magic. From 30 September 2018, the ship will offer year-round seven-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami. Ports of call on the eastern Caribbean cruises will include Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean cruises will visit Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.