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Earlier this week Carnival Magic arrived in Port Canaveral from Galveston to sail year-round Caribbean service, but not to be one upped by Carnival Elation, who arrived in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday morning.
Starting today, the 2,052-guest Carnival Elation, will sail year-round four and five night Bahamas cruises from the First Coast. The ship will head to Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; and the private island of Half Moon Cay.
To mark the ship’s inaugural call, a welcome ceremony including plaque exchange was held aboard the ship this morning.
Jacksonville had Carnival Fascination for the past few years until it was recently repositioned to San Juan, Puerto Rico.