Carnival Triumph has become a popular choice for cruisers out of Galveston and San Juan. As a result Carnival Cruise Lines has added fresh new sailings which has also been helped from positive feedback from guests and travel agents.
The cruise line will add three brand new 10 to 12 day cruises departing in winter 2015 from Galveston, Texas and San Juan Purto Rico. In addition the Carnival Magic will do the opposite and sail shorter cruises of 4 to 6 day itineraries.
“Based on feedback we’ve received from our guests and valued travel agent partners, we are pleased to be able to provide even more itinerary choices from Galveston,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. “These new longer cruises on Carnival Triumph visit a variety of beautiful destinations while offering more time to enjoy the ship’s many fantastic and exciting features. At the same time, the four- to six-day sailings on Carnival Magic are the perfect choice for those looking for a shorter cruise featuring all the wonderful innovations aboard our newest class of ships,” he added.
The cruises will offer a real mix of destinations including the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The itineraries can also be combined into a mega cruise lasting 33 days aboard the Carnival Triumph. Below are the new cruises released by Carnival:
A 10-day exotic eastern Caribbean voyage from San Juan to Galveston Feb. 20 – March 2, 2015, with visits to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Croix and Falmouth (Jamaica).
An 11-day southern Caribbean voyage from Galveston to San Juan Feb. 9-20, 2015, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica and St. Maarten.
A 12-day Journey of Discovery cruise round-trip from Galveston March 2-14, 2015, featuring Grand Cayman, Limon (Costa Rica), Colon (Panama), and Cartagena and Santa Marta (Colombia). From Colon, guests will have the opportunity to take an optional excursion for an up-close view of the wonders of the Panama Canal. The call at Santa Marta will mark Carnival’s first-ever visit to this beautiful and exciting seaside city.
Carnival Triumph is also one of the vessels with all the new FUN 2.0 upgrades so guests are in for a real treat by booking a cruise on Carnival Triumph. The newly announced cruises will compliment Triumphs previously announced 10 and 11 day voyages.
Two 11-day cruises sail from Galveston to San Juan Oct. 24, 2015, and Jan. 16, 2016, and two 10-day cruises will operate from San Juan to Galveston Nov. 4, 2015, and Jan. 27, 2016.
Carnival Magic will be the first time a large cruise ship in the Carnival fleet will be sailing short cruises. The 130,000 ton vessel will sail 4 to 6 day cruises from Galveston, Texas. These shorter cruises will begin in February 2015. The itineraries will be as follows:
Carnival Magic’s short cruise program will encompass two four-day cruises to Cozumel departing Feb. 19 and March 5, 2015; two five-day cruises to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico, departing Feb. 14 and 23, 2015; and two unique six-day cruises to Cozumel, Progreso and Costa Maya departing Feb. 8 and March 9, 2015.
Carnival Magic and Triumph are both Galveston based ships and now will offer more itinerary choices to cruisers in the region.