Carnival Cruise Line returns to Big Apple
With Carnival Magic’s recent arrival to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Carnival Cruise Line marks its return to guest operations from the city in more than two years and celebrates its restart in all 14 of its U.S. homeports.
To commemorate the special day, Carnival Magic team members welcomed guests on board with a “Back to Fun” event that included a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and lots of fanfare.
“With our return to New York today, we now have restarted guest operations in all of 14 of our U.S. homeports,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “New York has been a wonderful partner for more than two decades, and we are delighted to provide versatile vacation options from this popular market again.”
Carnival Magic boasts the stunning new red, white and blue hull design running the entire length of the 1,004-foot-long ship, which has become a trademark feature of the Carnival fleet paying homage to maritime tradition and patriotic colors. The ship introduced many of Carnival’s signature elements now enjoyed across the fleet, including the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SkyCourse, a suspended ropes course with breathtaking views to the sea 150 feet below.
Following an initial four-day Bermuda cruise, Carnival Magic will depart from New York on 15 sailings with various itineraries this summer and fall, such as:
>Six eight-day Exotic Eastern Caribbean sailings including four cruises to Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, as well as two cruises to Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas;
- Six Bermuda sailings including two four-day cruises, two five-day cruises, one six-day cruise, and one seven-day cruise;
- One nine-day Carnival Journeys Eastern Caribbean cruise visiting Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas; and
- Two seven-day Canada cruises
Carnival first began sailing from New York in 1998 and has offered sailings from New York regularly with a variety of its ships.
Carnival became the first major cruise line to return its full 23-ship fleet to guest operations on May 2 with Carnival Splendor’s sailing from Seattle, an impressive and successful restart of guest operations that set the pace for the rest of the U.S. cruise industry. Carnival will restart its operations in Australia when Carnival Splendor repositions to Sydney in October and Carnival Luminosa begins service from Brisbane in November. Carnival will also welcome its second Excel-class ship to the fleet, Carnival Celebration, in November.