Carnival Deploys Seventh Ship In South Florida

Carnival Cruise Lines has revealed plans to further bolster its leadership position in South Florida. The industry giant announced that the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor will relocate to Miami to launch seasonal Caribbean cruises from 9 November 2014.


Carnival’s South Florida program features 3- to 8-day cruises visiting the Caribbean and Bahamas, including unique destinations such as Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Mahogany Bay in Isla Roatan, Aruba and Curacao. The line’s 7 ships will operate more than 400 voyages from Port Miami and Port Everglades, accounting for approximately 1.2 million guests annually.


Carnival Splendor

Currently sailing from New York, Carnival Splendor’s new seasonal Miami-based schedule will see her alternating between eastern and western Caribbean itineraries beginning 9 November 2014. Eastern Caribbean cruises will call at St Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, and Nassau, while the western Caribbean route will call at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, and Mahogany Bay.


Carnival Splendor will also reposition to Miami via two special 8-day cruises. Departing New York on 24 October 2014, the ship sails to San Juan with calls at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten, before the final leg to Miami on 1 November 2014 visiting St. Croix, Martinique, Grenada, Dominica and Grand Turk.


Carnival Breeze

The line’s newest and largest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze operates 6- and 8-day Caribbean cruises year-round from Miami, visiting Aruba, Cozumel, Curaçao, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, La Romana and Ocho Rios. She offers an array of Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining and beverage spots including family-style Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano, Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ and Bonsai Sushi, as well as a spectacular WaterWorks water park, the SportSquare outdoor recreation area featuring a ropes course with breathtaking views to the sea below and the Thrill Theater, an immersive movie-going experience.


Carnival GloryCarnival Liberty (through May 2014), Carnival Conquest

These 2,974-passenger vessels operate 7-day Caribbean cruises roundtrip from Miami, calling at Belize, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Mahogany Bay, Nassau, San Juan and St. Thomas. Each ship has undergone extensive Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades that have added popular innovations like the EA Sports Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar and Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri.


Carnival Victory

The largest ship to operate year-round short cruise itineraries from South Florida, the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory offers 4-day cruises to the popular destinations of Key West and Cozumel and 5-day cruises to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau or Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios.


Carnival Ecstasy

In addition to offering balcony staterooms for the first time on a Carnival 3- and 4-day cruise program, the 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy sails to Cozumel, Freeport, Key West and Nassau out of Miami and Orlando. Evolutions of Fun upgrades have added a resort-style tropical-themed main pool area, a massive WaterWorks park and a Serenity adults-only retreat.


Carnival Freedom

The 2,974-passenger “Fun Ship” operates year-round 5- to 8-day Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call including Antigua, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Key West, Nassau, Ocho Rios, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Tortola. Scheduled to undergo an extensive dry dock in April 2014, the Carnival Freedom will emerge with a variety of exciting Fun Ship 2.0 branded experiences added.


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