Carnival Extends Contract with Florida Cruise Port

The Jacksonville Port Authority has inked a renewal agreement with Carnival Cruise Line to extend cruise service from Northeast Florida.


Carnival will continue from JAXPORT into 2026, with the option to extend further until 2030. The deal includes four one-year renewal options.

Carnival Elation will continue sailing to the Bahamas year-round from the North Jacksonville Cruise Terminal. Elation is one of only two Fantasy class ships left with Carnival Cruise Line.

“The continued growth of our cruise program is another way we create jobs and economic impact for our region,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. Cruise operations at the port support almost 800 jobs and generate an economic impact of more than $187 million. “JAXPORT has a longstanding partnership with Carnival, and we are grateful for their commitment to serving Jacksonville,” Green added.

The port has completed various cruise terminal upgrades, including a new parking area providing easier access to the terminal building and an upgraded VIP Lounge.

Carnival Cruise Line has handled more than three million cruisers in the 20 years it has sailed from Jacksonville.

Port Secures a Second Cruise Line


JAXPORT recently announced a second major cruise line will start sailing from the port next year. NCL will homeport the Norwegian Gem in Jacksonville, sailing the seasonal Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries.

Carnival Elation Tour

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