Carnival to redeploy ships across USA & Australia in 2014

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The company will move a number of ships to new ports in 2014

Carnival Cruise Line will redeploy ships across USA and Australia next year. Here’s a quick rundown of which ships will be moving:

Carnival Sunshine will be redeployed from New Orleans to Port Canaveral in April 2014. The ship made her debut in Europe this year after she received an $156 million transformation, adding a host of exciting onboard features. After her move, she’ll be the first vessel in central Florida with all of the fantastic Fun Ship 2.0 features.

Carnival Dream will move from Port Canaveral to New Orleans, where she will offer year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises. Carnival Dream is the cruise line’s newest ship.

Carnival will be the only cruise line to operate two year-round ships New Orleans (the city also known as the Big Easy!) The line are expected to carry more than 400,000 guests annually from the Gulf Coast homeport.

Carnival Liberty will also be moving over to Port Canaveral, where she’ll offer year-round five- to eight-day Caribbean cruises, from May 2014. She’ll be the second Fun Ship 2.0 in the port.

Meanwhile, Carnival Pride will move from Baltimore to Tampa, where she’ll offer seven-day cruises starting December 2014. She’ll carry on through to April 2015. Pride will visit four different western Caribbean destinations: Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mahogany Bay (Roatan) and Belize. Guests will also be able to enjoy eight-day one-way cruises from Balimore to San Juan on November 20th 2014 and from San Juan to Tampa on December 8th 2014. These journeys include stops at Grand Turk, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Pride will join Carnival Paradise in Tampa. Paradise currently offers four- and five-day cruises from Florida’s West Coast, and will continue to do so throughout 2014.


Carnival Legend
will remain in Tampa until August 2014, before repositioning to Australia. She’ll then offer a seasonal schedule of journeys to and from Sydney, joining sister ship Carnival Spirit that began offering year-round voyages from the port in October 2012.

Carnival Glory will remain in Miami year-round beginning in November 2013.  She will offer seven-day voyages that alternate weekly to eastern and western Caribbean locations. She’ll also offer a new, convenient Saturday departure.  Glory’s eastern Caribbean cruises will visit St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Half Moon Cay, while her western Caribbean departures will call at Cozumel, Mahogany Bay (Roatan), Belize and Grand Cayman.

Speaking about the deployment changes, Gerry Cahill, Carnival Cruise Line’s president and CEO said:

“These deployment changes will enable us to offer our guests even more exciting Carnival cruise vacation choices from Central Florida and the Gulf region and significantly enhance our leadership positions in the Port Canaveral and New Orleans markets.”

 

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