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Carnival Making Ship Changes to Several Caribbean Routes

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Carnival Cruise Line | Donald Wood | April 28, 2015

Carnival Making Ship Changes to Several Caribbean Routes

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One of the most popular vacation options today is an exotic cruise to interesting and unique locations, and Carnival Cruise Lines is building excitement in the industry once again by adding one of its best ships to one of its most prolific routes.

According to Carnival, the company is repositioning the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory to the five-port, seven-day southern Caribbean cruise schedule from San Juan starting in November 2016. The ports passengers will visit include St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.

The Carnival Victory offers passengers amenities they aren’t currently offered with the ships serving the southern Caribbean area, such as 500 balcony staterooms, a 14,500-square foot spa, four swimming pools, a 214-foot-long water slide and many options for eating and entertainment.

It is estimated that Carnival Victory will host 150,000 passengers each year on the new route.

As if the eventual addition of Carnival Victory to the southern Caribbean wasn’t enough for cruise enthusiasts, the company will also be repositioning homeports for the Carnival Ecstasy to Charleston, S.C. and for Carnival Fantasy to Miami in February 2016.

Carnival’s president, Christine Duffy, released a statement about the changes for Carnival Victory and the other ships in its fleet stationed in the area:

“Our popular southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan offer our guests the opportunity to visit five different tropical destinations during their week-long vacation and each of these fantastic ports feature not only spectacular beaches but also a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions. At the same time, we’re excited to provide two terrific ‘Fun Ship’ vacation choices with Carnival Ecstasy sailing from Charleston and Carnival Fantasy from Miami.”

Carnival Ecstasy will operate four- to-seven-day cruises from Charleston to Nassau and other areas, and Carnival Fantasy will provide three- to four-day cruises from Miami to Nassau and other areas as well.

While the ships being repositioned will allow for the most customers to be served, it will also help make the cruises more affordable for guests. With better ships and more competitive prices, this is a win-win situation.


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