Carnival Cruise Line has announced that a fourth cruise ship will be added to offer sailings from the Port of Galveston, Texas.
Carnival Radiance to Sail from Galveston, Texas
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the transformed Carnival Radiance will begin sailing from Port of Galveston, Texas year-round in 2021. This will increase the amount of Carnival cruise ships to four based out of the popular port.
The cruise ship which is currently named as Carnival Victory will undergo a huge bow-to-stern $200 million transformation next year and under her new name of Carnival Radiance will begin cruises out of Galveston in May 2021.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“Carnival is already the most popular cruise line from Galveston attracting vacationers from all across the Southwest and beyond. With these enhancements, we’re providing our guests with more voyages, more destinations and more choices from Texas than ever before.”
The vessel will offer a new service of five-day to 14-day voyages from the port which will launch on May 14, 2021. The five-day itinerary will depart on Sundays and include calls at Cozumel and Progreso or Costa Maya, all in Mexico.
There will be three different nince-day options departing on Fridays from Galveston. One itinerary includes Cozumel, Limon and a partial transit of the Panama Canael or either a call at Colon.
Another eastern Caribbean cruise will include calls at Key West, Grand Turk and Carnival’s own private island of Half Moon Cay and then finally Nassau in the Bahamas. The third western Caribbean nine-day option will feature Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.
Carnival Radiance will also be sailing two 14-dat Carnival Journeys itineraries featuring a total of eight-port of calls departing Texas on October 24, 2021, and January 16, 2022.
The transformed Carnival ship will join Carnival Breeze after returning from Port Canaveral, Carnival Dream which will shift to six-day and eight-day itineraries to the Caribbean and Carnival Vista which will continue her seven-day Caribbean cruises. All those sailings from Galveston are open for bookings.
Carnival Radiance will first be based out of Port Canaveral before setting off on a 12-day Carnival Journeys voyage on May 2, 2021, and ending at Port of Galveston.
The cruise line will carry around 900,000 cruise passengers from the port with these four vessels annually which is more than any other cruise line.