Carnival Cruise Line has announced they will be repositioning three of their largest and newest ships to new homeports in 2018.
Beginning on September 23, 2018, the new 133,500-ton Carnival Vista will begin sailing from Galveston, Texas and offer two 7-day western Caribbean itineraries departing every Sunday. The first calls in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, while the other features stops in Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.
Designed to connect guests to the ocean and provide plenty of fun for them, the ship features the suspended cycling experience SkyRide, the world’s first IMAX Theatre on a ship, a large water park, and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery which brews beer right onboard.
Vista will be joining Carnival Freedom and Valor sailing year-round from Galveston.
Carnival Breeze will begin sailing from Port Canaveral on September 30, 2018 with a one-time 6-day cruise to Nassau, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk. After that, she will begin operating year-round alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises beginning on October 6, 2018. The sailings will depart each Saturday with eastern calling in Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean voyages will feature Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya.
For guests who want a longer cruise, Breeze will also sail two Carnival Journeys cruises. On September 16, 2018 as the ship repositions from Galveston to Port Canaveral, it will do a 14-day Journeys cruise stopping in Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Maarten.
Another 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise will be round-trip from Port Canaveral from November 3-17, 2018 and stop in St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.
Carnival Magic will be headed to PortMiami and launch year-round 7-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean beginning on September 20, 2018. Eastern cruises will call in Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Western voyages will stop in Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.
The ship will also offer a special 7-day Cozumel Plus holiday cruise on December 23, and call in Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Grand Cayman.
Carnival Magic will join Carnival Glory, Sensation, and Victory at the line’s busiest homeport.