Carnival Cruise Lines will build upon its leadership position in Port Canaveral, Florida, expanding capacity on three- and four-day Bahamas cruises by 34 per cent and deploying its newest class of ship on seven-day Caribbean voyages in 2016.
Carnival will enhance its short Bahamas cruise programme from Port Canaveral with Carnival Victory replacing Carnival Sensation on this popular route in February 2016.
The move not only increases capacity on the three- and four-day cruises but also provides guests with a greater variety of on-board features and facilities, including more than 500 balcony staterooms on board the Carnival Victory.
Additionally, Carnival Magic will reposition to Port Canaveral in December 2016 to offer two different seven-day Caribbean itineraries, providing consumers with exciting new week-long cruise holiday choices from Central Florida.
Carnival Magic is part of the line’s newest class of ship, offering features such as a WaterWorks aqua park, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SportSquare outdoor recreation area.
In turn, Carnival Sensation, which boasts WaterWorks, Serenity adults-only retreat and numerous other features, will shift to Miami in February 2016 to operate the line’s attractive and convenient year-round four- and five-day cruise schedule.
Christine Duffy, Carnival president said: “We are significantly ‘upping our game’ in Port Canaveral with the addition of these great new ships to the important and growing Central Florida market.
“When these ships join the spectacular Carnival Sunshine, this dynamic trio of ‘Fun Ships’ will offer our guests and valued travel agent partners with the widest array of attractive and convenient cruising options from the Space Coast,” she added.