Carnival Cruises repositions vessels to Galveston and Port Canaveral

Carnival Cruises repositions vessels to Galveston and Port Canaveral

Carnival Cruise Line has announced deployment changes designed to enhance its leadership position in two key homeports – Galveston and Port Canaveral, Florida,  – while providing exciting ‘Fun Ship’ itinerary choices in time for next summer’s cruise season.

Carnival Breeze will reposition to Galveston in May 2016 and Carnival Magic to Port Canaveral in April 2016, several months earlier than previously announced.

The vessel will assume Carnival Magic’s year-round schedule of seven-day Galveston cruises beginning May 8th, 2016.

Carnival Magic will take over Carnival Valor’s current seven-day Port Canaveral cruise programme April 23rd, 2016. 

In turn, Carnival Splendor will assume Carnival Breeze’s six- and eight-day Caribbean schedule from Miami May 1st, 2016. 


Carnival Valor will offer a new series of five- and eight-day departures from Port Canaveral beginning June 4th, 2016 instead of October 2016 as previously announced.

Christine Duffy, Carnival president said: “Galveston and Port Canaveral are two important markets for ‘Fun Ship’ cruising and these deployment changes provide our guests and travel agent partners with exciting new options featuring a variety of on-board innovations and visiting top destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas and Florida.”

Carnival Breeze will kick off its new Galveston-based cruise program May 8th, 2016, departing every Sunday on three different week-long itineraries: western Caribbean cruises calling at either Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, or Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Cozumel, and a seven-day Bahamas/Florida route with stops in Nassau, Freeport, and Key West.