When you think of a cruise line the first thing which comes to mind is sea, sand, and sunshine but how about an airship? Carnival Cruise Line takes to the sky with a 128 foot-long airship over the southwest of the U.S.

Carnival Cruise Airship Anyone?

Carnival has launched the Airship for its innovative Homeport Advantage campaign. The campaign is to promote new cruise ship deployments across the Atlantic and Gulf coast in the United States.

The newly designed Carnival ship is going to take the skies by storm! It was launched today in Memphis at Carnival’s Sixth Annual Day of Play at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Airship will make its way around the southeast on an eventful 30-day journey. It will visit Carnival ship homeports in Galveston, New Orleans, Mobile, Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Jacksonville and Charleston and then will end in Atlanta.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:

“Carnival is America’s Cruise Line and what better way to showcase our new offerings in popular homeports like Galveston, Port Canaveral and Miami than with our very own AirShip that highlights our #ChooseFun tagline while supporting the special kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Carnival Airship Flight Path
Image By: Carnival Cruise Line

Everyone can get in on the Homeport Advantage campaign by having a chance to win free cruises. There’s also a chance to win Carnival swag, VIP event passes and Carnival cruise gift cards. All that needs to be done is a posted photo of the Airship on social media but the hashtag #ChooseFun will need to be included in any post.

New Homeports for Carnival Cruise Ships

The Carnival Airship will promote all the new options which cruisers will start having in September. There is a huge variety of 18 embarkation ports in the U.S. with 18 year-round and seasonal port options to choose from.

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Three Carnival ships will be repositioning and another is the newest ship in the fleet Carnival Horizon will provide even more choice. Carnival Vista year-round 7-day Caribbean sailings from Galveston will start from September 23. Carnival Breeze will expand offering from Port Canaveral in Florida with 7-day and 14-day itineraries starting on September 30. Carnival Magic will begin new sailings from Miami, Florida with 7-day cruises to the Caribbean.

Also Read: What to Expect When You Go on a Carnival Cruise Vacation

Carnival Horizon which is the newest ship in the fleet is currently based out of New York and will offer more cruises when she will begin a year-round service from Miami. The second Vista-class vessel will sail 6-day and 8-day Caribbean cruises but will first begin on September 22 with a special one-time 2-day voyage to the Bahamas and back.