Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Dream will offer short cruises out of Galveston, Texas year-round.
Carnival Dream will expand operations with short cruises out of Galveston, Texas starting in May 2019. The Carnival cruise ship will offer short 4-day and 5-day itineraries and bring new cruising options for those looking at booking a cruise from the region. The ship swapping ports with Carnival Valor which will move to New Orleans.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“Galveston is one of our fastest-growing and most popular homeports and we’re delighted to expand capacity on our short cruise program with Carnival Dream.”
“Not only is Carnival Dream our largest ship to operate short cruises it also offers guests some truly spectacular onboard features and facilities following her extensive multi-million-dollar makeover.”
Carnival Dream Galveston Itineraries
The new deployment of Carnival Dream in 2019 will offer cruises to Mexico and the ship will join Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista which begins cruises from the port in fall 2018.
Carnival Dreams 4-day cruises will depart Galveston on Thursdays and call in Cozumel Mexico. The 5-day voyage will depart on Mondays and Saturdays with calls in Cozumel and Progreso or Costa Maya.
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Peter Simons, Interim Port Director, said:
“We have a long-standing relationship with Carnival Cruise Line and we are thrilled that they have chosen to reposition Carnival Dream to Galveston.” “Deploying their largest Dream-class ship to operate their short cruise program demonstrates Carnival’s continued commitment to the Texas travel market. It’s this type of confidence and commitment that has helped the Port of Galveston grow to become the fourth largest cruise port in North America. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Carnival.”
Carnival Dream will be the largest ship in the fleet to offer short cruises. When the vessel begins its new service from Port of Galveston on May 23, 2019 the annual passenger numbers from the port will rise to around 650,000.
Carnival Dream can carry 3,646 guests and is the first in its class at 130,000 gross tons. The Carnival cruise ship also recently completed a major dry dock which added new enhancements which Texans sure will enjoy.