Carnival Cruise Line has announced its fleet deployment plan through October, which includes the resumption of service in all 10 of its year-round U.S. homeports by March. By May, the line is planning to have its entire fleet back in service.
Beginning in early March, four ships will orchestrate a series of moves as Carnival’s remaining U.S. homeports once again begin hosting its ships with guests.
Carnival Elation will move from Port Canaveral to Jacksonville, Florida, staying there from April 23 through October 13, 2022.
Carnival Freedom will move from Miami to Port Canaveral to pick up the itineraries formerly assigned to Carnival Elation, effective from April 21 to October 15.
Carnival Spirit will take over several cruises previously assigned to Carnival Freedom, including the April 17 Carnival Journeys cruise from Miami through the Panama Canal to Seattle.
Once in Seattle, Spirit will operate voyages to Alaska from May through September 2022. These itineraries will open for booking today.
Carnival Splendor will reposition to Seattle, operating Alaska voyages that are currently assigned to Carnival Freedom.
Upon completion of its summer Alaska season, Splendor will return to Australia with a new Journeys cruise to Sydney that will be available soon.
Carnival Spirit will sail the Carnival Journeys cruise back through the Panama Canal to Miami that was previously assigned to Carnival Freedom.
Carnival is notifying booked guests and travel advisors about these changes, which will result in reservations transferring to the new ships. Those who have been impacted by these changes will not have access to their booking for up to two weeks as Carnival completes the transfer process.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this process. We are excited to have every Carnival Cruise Line ship in the fleet sailing again by May and to be back in all 10 of our year-round U.S. homeports. We are also continuing to make plans for a return to guest operations in Australia upon completion of our Alaska season,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.