Carnival Cruise Lines 3 Largest Ships Are Changing Homeports

Carnival Cruise Line has just announced that its 3 largest cruise ships will be repositioning in 2018.

The ships that will be repositioning are Carnival Vista, Carnival Breeze, and Carnival Magic. The surprising move will take place during September 2018 with the Vista moving to Galveston, Breeze to Port Canaveral and Magic to Miami.

So let’s take a look at the details:

Carnival Vista

This is the largest and newest ship currently in the fleet and the new vessel will reposition to Galveston, Texas. Carnival Vista will offer two 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean.

From September 23, 2018, the 133,500 gross ton ship will depart every Sunday. The first itinerary includes calls at Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, while the other features visits to Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Belize, and Cozumel.

Carnival Breeze

The second newest ship in the fleet will offer 7-day cruises year-round from Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship will also offer some special “Carnival Journeys” itineraries.

Carnival Breeze will begin with a one-time 6-day cruise to Nassau; Amber Cove (Dominican Republic); and Grand Turk on Sept. 30, 2018. Then, on October 6, 2018, the ship will begin it;s new service departing each Saturday on Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.

The Eastern itinerary will include calls at Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean voyages will feature Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Costa Maya, part of Carnival’s exclusive Cozumel Plus itineraries offering extended stays in Cozumel and a variety of unique and interesting shore excursions on the island and on the Mexican mainland.

Carnival Breeze will also operate two Carnival Journeys cruises. On September. 16, 2018, the first itinerary will depart from Galveston for the last time on a 14-day cruise calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and St. Maarten.

Another 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise operating round-trip from Port Canaveral Saturday, Nov. 3-17, 2018, includes stops at eight Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.

Carnival Magic

The 130,000 gross ton vessel will move to Port Miami for year-round 7-day cruises to the Caribbean. Starting from September 30, 2018, and departing every Sunday the ship sail Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

Eastern Caribbean cruises will call at Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean sailings will feature Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.

The second Dream class ship will offer a special 7-day Cozumel Plus cruise. this one-time voyage departing Port Miami on December 23, 2018, includes calls at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Grand Cayman.

All booking are now open for these new offerings of Carnival’s newest and largest cruise ships.


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