Carnival Announces Deployment Changes

Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Lines has announced a series of deployment changes for its ships based around the southern coast of the USA. The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy repositions from Galveston and New Orleans to join her sister ships Carnival Sensation and Carnival Dream at Port Canaveral, while the Carnival Elation leaves Mobile to sail out of New Orleans.


Carnival Ecstasy To Offer 4-/5-day Bahamas Cruises From Space Coast

Beginning 7 November 2011, Carnival Ecstasy will operate a series of short itineraries from Port Canaveral, bolstering Carnival’s position as its largest operator with 3 ships based year-round carrying approximately 600,000 guests annually. Departing on Thursdays, the 4-day sailings will take guests to Nassau and Freeport or Half Moon Cay (the private island of sister line Holland America Line) while the 5-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays will visit Nassau, Freeport, Half Moon Cay or Key West.


Carnival Elation To Sail Out Of New Orleans, Drops Mobile

Carnival also revealed that the Carnival Elation will move to homeport in New Orleans to operate Western Caribbean cruises from 5 November 2011, joining the larger Carnival Conquest. Departing every Thursday, the 4-day itineraries will feature calls in Cozumel, while the 5-day sailings will visit the popular Mexican port and Progreso on the Yucatan Peninsula. The revised deployment means that Carnival Cruise Lines will no longer offer cruises from Mobile, citing less than favorable financial results.


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