Carnival has announced a re-shuffle of some cruise ships for Spring 2016 that includes Carnival Triumph and several other vessels.
Carnival Elation is to re-position to Jacksonville, Florida for four and five-day cruises all year round to replace Carnival Fascinations deployment which will change to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fascination will also sail year round on seven-day Caribbean cruises.
New Orleans will be beefed up with the larger Carnival Triumph when it moves from its current home port in Galveston, Texas sailing year-round four and five-day cruises to Mexico . As a result Triumph will be replaced by the Carnival Liberty.
“Repositioning these ships to New Orleans, Jacksonville and San Juan provides our guests and valued travel agent partners with fresh and exciting new ‘Fun Ship’ choices in three important and highly attractive cruise markets,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.
All the new deployments will change during Spring 2016 and the Carnival Triumph’s new offering from New Orleans will begin on April 4th, 2016. Carnival states that the route, four-day “long weekend” cruises depart Thursdays and call at Cozumel while five-day cruises depart Mondays and Saturdays and visit Cozumel and Progreso. Carnival Triumph will also offer a special three-day cruise round-trip from New Orleans April 8-11, 2016. The ship will join the Carnival Dream which is already sailing Caribbean cruises from the city.
Carnival Elations new deployment will just simply take over from Fascinations itinerary which are four- and five-day cruises from Jacksonville. The itinerary will include ports of call at Freeport, Nassau and Carnivals private island of Half Moon Cay. Carnival Fascination will operate year-round seven-day southern Caribbean cruises beginning April 24, 2016. The ship will visit St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.