Carnival Cruise Line is about to begin new shorter cruise itinerary offerings from two Gulf Coast homeports at Galveston and New Orleans.
Carnival Cruise Line Expands Short Cruise Offerings
The Miami-based cruise line is about to begin new shorter cruise offerings from the Port of Galveston with the Carnival Dream and the Port of New Orleans with the Carnival Valor. The new itineraries will provide even further choice with sailings to Mexico.
Carnival Dream from Galveston
The Carnival cruise ship is repositioning from New Orleans to Port of Galveston right now and the ship will launch a new short cruise service from Texas on May 13, 2019. The ship will offer a 4-day and 5-day short itineraries including calls at Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Progresso all in Mexico.
Carnival Dream departed New Orleans for the final time on May 5 and is swapping homeports with Carnival Valor.
Carnival Valor from New Orleans
Carnival Valor which is a Conquest class vessel is also on her repositioning cruise and is swapping with the Carnival Dream to begin a new service from New Orleans. The vessel will launch new shorter itineraries starting on May 11, 2019.
Short 4-day and 5-day cruises are on offer with the ship sailing to popular destinations in Mexico such as Cozumel and Progreso. Both ships which are repositioning will be the largest ever to offer year-round short cruise programs from their Gulf Coast homeports.
Shuffling of the Carnival Ships!
This comes just after another two Carnival ships swapped homeports. Carnival Magic started a new service sailing 5-day and 6-day Caribbean cruises after moving from PortMiami to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Carnival Conquest began sailing new week-long Caribbean cruises from her new homeport in Miami after shifting from Fort Lauderdale.
Lot’s of deployment changes from Carnival Cruise Line recently as the more choice and fresher options are being offered. It nice to sometimes have a different ship choice for a while.
Carnival Dream is 130,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,600 at double occupancy. Carnival Valor is a smaller vessel but still large at 110,000 gross tons with a capacity of over 2,900 passengers.