The last couple of weeks have been very busy for seven Carnival cruise ships which all changed homeports. We’re here to guide you through these redeployments and the new itineraries they are sailing.
Carnival Cruise Ships: Change of Homeports
It sure has been busy recently for the Miami-based cruise line with the shuffling around of seven Carnival cruise ships across seven different U.S. homeports including Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port of Galveston, Port of New Orleans, Port of Charleston and Port of Jacksonville. That’s not even including the Carnival Sunrise joining the fleet after a huge transformation in Spain.
Carnival Magic from Fort Lauderdale
Carnival Magic which is a Dream-class ship began sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 5. The ship repositioned from just south at PortMiami. 6-day and 8-day cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas are being offered.
The 6-day Eastern Caribbean cruises include calls at Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and Half Moon Cay. The 8-day eastern Caribbean itinerary includes calls at San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, and Grand Turk. There is also another 8-day itinerary which sails to Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Aruba, and Curacao.
The 130,000 gross ton ship replaced Carnival Conquest at the port as that ship swapped homeports and moved to Fort Lauderdale.
Carnival Conquest from Miami
Carnival Conquest which was based at Port Everglades before it swapped with Carnival Magic is now sailing out of Miami, Florida. The 2,900 passenger vessel started cruises from the port on May 5, 2019.
One week-long western Caribbean itinerary calls at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios. The other itinerary is also a 7-day eastern Caribbean cruise sailing to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Amber Cove.
Carnival Dream from Galveston
Some big changes with the Gulf coast ports with Carnival Dream shifting from New Orleans to Galveston. The ship started sailing from its new homeport on May 13, 2019, after completing its final voyage from New Orleans which departed on May 5.
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The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is now offering 4-day and 5-day voyages from the Texas port. All itineraries will include calls to Mexico including destinations such as Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Progreso. The ship is the largest to offer short cruises from the Port of Galveston in Texas.
Carnival Valor from New Orleans
So while Carnival Dream moved to Galveston, the Carnival Valor swapped to New Orleans to freshen up cruise choice in the region. The Carnival Valor kicked off 4-day and 5-day cruises from her new homeport on May 11.
The 4-day sailing will include a call at Cozumel, Mexico and the 5-day voyage includes calls to Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico. The 110,000-ton vessel is also the largest ship to offer short cruises to Mexico from the port.
Carnival Sunshine from Charleston
Carnival Sunshine will launch a new service sailing from the Port of Charleston, South Carolina on May 18. The ship is currently her repositioning voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida which departed on May 12.
The vessel replaces Carnival Ecstasy at Charleston and will sail a range of different itineraries including short cruises to the Bahamas, 6-day and 7-day sailings to Bermuda and the Caribbean and 5-day voyages which will include calls to Havana, Cuba. This is the first ship to ever offer cruises to Cuba from the port.
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The Carnival cruise ship will also offer longer 10-day and 11-day Carnival Journeys cruises to the Caribbean. This will be a chance for passenger to enjoy expanded programs onboard and longer days in port.
Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville
Carnival Ecstasy which is a Fantasy-class vessel launched a new service of short cruises from Jacksonville, Florida after making way for Carnival Sunshine at Port of Charleston.
The ship started sailing 4-day to 7-day Caribbean cruises on May 16. The majority of sailings will be a 4-day itinerary with calls to Freeport and Nassau and a 5-day itinerary calls to the Carnival-owned Private destination of Princess Cays and Nassau which are both in the Bahamas.
Carnival Elation from Port Canaveral
Finally, we come to the last Carnival ship which has recently changed homeports. The Carnival Elation moved from Jacksonville to Port Canaveral and has already kicked off short 4-day and 5-day cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
You can all the itineraries available along with the best Carnival cruise deals at our dedicated page. We’ll continue to keep readers informed on any more Carnival ship deployments.