Bookings are now open for the new Carnival Celebration cruise ship with a 14-day inaugural cruise and year-round itineraries from Miami.
Time to Start Booking Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that bookings have opened up for the second XL-class cruise ship named Celebration. She will be the sister ship to Mardi Gras and will debut in November 2022.
The ship will kick of sailings with a 14-day inaugural Carnival Journeys voyage on November 6, 2022. After that first cruise, Celebration will begin year-round cruises out of PortMiami on November 27, 2022.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“Carnival Celebration promises to be a spectacular addition to our fleet – just in time for our 50th birthday – and we’ve put together a terrific array of itineraries kicking off with a two-week-long inaugural transatlantic cruise and then year-round Caribbean sailings from PortMiami featuring some of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the region.”
Carnival’s 50th Birthday celebration kicks off in March 2022 – the company’s birthday month – with a series of commemorative sailings that will feature special entertainment and itineraries and continuing all year long, culminating with Carnival Celebration’s arrival in November.
Carnival Celebration Inaugural Cruise
The inaugural cruise will depart from Southampton, UK, and will be a 14-day Carnival journeys transatlantic voyage. The ship will arrive in Miami, Florida on November 20, a day before kicking off her year-round offerings.
The cruise will include calls at La Coruña and Vigo, Spain; Funchal (Maderia), Portugal; and Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain. The 2-week special cruise will offer unique experiences to take in the culture of the ports visited.
Carnival Celebration Cruises from Miami
The first cruise out of Miami will be a Thanksgiving cruise on November 21, 2022. The 6-day cruise will include calls at Grand Turk, Amber Cove and Nassau in the Bahamas.
The year-round cruises will begin from November 27, 2022, with week-long eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami.
The eastern Caribbean itinerary will include calls at Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. or St. Maarten, N.A.
The western Caribbean itinerary will include calls at Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan.
There will also be two special eight-day cruises will depart Dec. 11 and Dec. 19, 2022 featuring stops at Grand Turk, Amber Cove, San Juan and St. Thomas, while a one-time five-day cruise to Amber Cove and Grand Turk will operate Jan. 3-8, 2023.
The Celebration will be a huge new cruise ship for the cruise line and will be just about identical to her sister Mardi Gras at 180,800 gross tons and a guest capacity of 5,374 at double occupancy.