Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Valor will sail short cruises from New Orleans starting in May 2019.
Carnival Valor is going to be offering shorter cruises from New Orleans starting in May 2019. The Carnival cruise ship is swapping homeports with Carnival Dream which will move to Port of Galveston, read all about that deployment here.
The Conquest-class ship will offer 4-day and 5-day cruises as part of the cruise lines short cruise program. Carnival Valor will depart on its 4-day itinerary on Thursdays and include a call in Cozumel, Mexico. The 5-day itinerary will depart New Orleans on Mondays and Saturdays with calls in Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico. The cruises are identical to Carnival Dreams newly announced deployment from Galveston.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“New Orleans is one of our most popular homeports and Carnival Valor is a wonderful short option that provides a wide array of exciting dining, beverage, entertainment and activity choices that our guests are sure to enjoy.”
Carnival Valor’s new deployment from Port of New Orleans will start from May 16, 2019. The vessel will replace Carnival Triumph and increase passenger capacity by almost 10 percent. Carnival Triumph’s new deployment is yet to be detailed by Carnival. Carnival Glory will also be based from New Orleans and sail 7-day cruises to replace Carnival Dream.
Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Carnival Valor to the year-round cruise offerings from our vibrant and historical city.” “We value our long-time partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and we look forward to working together to continue to provide new and varied itineraries and a top-notch experience for our guests.”
Carnival Valor can carry 2,974 passengers and is part of the popular Conquest-class at 110,000 gross tons. The vessel also underwent its multi-million dollar dry dock in 2016.