Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will reposition three of its newest and largest ships to new homeports in 2018.
Carnival Vista will move to Galveston in September 2018. The 133,500 GT ship will operate seven-day sailings every Sunday to the western Caribbean. Cruises will visit the region’s most popular destinations, including Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.
Carnival Vista offers an array of groundbreaking new features, including SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience, and the world’s first IMAX cinema at sea. Carnival Vista, which debuted in 2016 in the Mediterranean, currently sails from Miami, but will join Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor sailing year-round from Galveston.
Carnival Breeze will kick off its new Port Canaveral-based program with a one-off six-day cruise to Nassau, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk on Sept. 30, 2018, followed by the start of year-round alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises beginning Oct. 6, 2018. Eastern Caribbean itineraries calling at Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean voyages will feature Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Costa Maya.
Carnival Breeze will also operate two Carnival Journeys cruises. On September 16, 2018, as the ship repositions from Galveston to Port Canaveral, it will operate a 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Maarten.
Another 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise operating round-trip from Port Canaveral on November 3, 2018, includes stops at eight Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.
Carnival Breeze will be the newest and largest Carnival ship to sail from Port Canaveral, which is also the year-round homeport for Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty.
Carnival Magic will launch a year-round schedule of seven-day alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises departing from Miami beginning September 30, 2018. Eastern Caribbean cruises will call at Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean sailings will feature Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.