Carnival Announces New Transatlantic Cruises for 2021

Carnival Cruise Line announced that the Carnival Valor will have two transatlantic sailings in 2021, with a drydock sandwiched between.

Details On The First Transatlantic


2021 will be a very big year for Carnival Valor, which will sail from New Orleans to Barcelona on a 15-day transatlantic sailing on Monday, January 25, 2021. The sailing will be a dream come true for folks who love sea days, given that the ship will have 10 of them over the course of the trip.

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Following the ship’s departure on Monday, the Valor will spend the next four days at sea before arriving in Bermuda on day 6, where she will stay from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Next up will be another five sea days in a row, followed by a stop at Funchal (Madeira), where the ship will dock from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Day 13 will be spent at sea, followed by a visit to Malaga from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and, on day 15, Valencia, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Finally, Valor and her passengers will arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday, February 9.

Next up for the Valor is a 17-day drydock.

As of now, there are few details available about what that drydock will entail, but they will be forthcoming down the line.

The Return Journey


Following the drydock, the newly-refreshed Valor will begin the long trip home, leaving Barcelona on Friday, February 26. The next day, the ship will arrive in Cartagena (Murcia), where it will visit from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

On day 3, the ship will stop at Malaga from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a day at sea and a stop at Funchal (Madeira) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Next up is when the rest and relaxation truly kick in, thanks to five sea days in a row. On day 11, the Valor will visit St. Maarten from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a stop in San Juan from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days 13, 14 and 15 will be sea days, with the ship finally arriving back in New Orleans the following morning.

Once back home, the ship will resume its regular year-round schedule, doing four- and five-day sailings out of New Orleans starting on March 13. The four-day sailings will be round-trip to Cozumel, while the five-day sailings also visit Yucatan (Progreso).

Both sailings are currently on sale.

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