Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its Carnival Journeys “enrichment” cruise series with a host of new 12- to 14-day voyages departing from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 and 2019.
The new voyages are in addition to a number of previously announced nine- to 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises departing in 2017-18.
In addition to visiting some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, guests sailing on Carnival Journeys cruises can participate in unique on-board activities where they can sample local cuisine and enjoy entertainment and cultural opportunities within the various ports of call.
The activities span a broad range of topics, from photography and cooking to arts and crafts and social media.
Carnival Journeys experiences are tailored to each itinerary in the areas of dining, entertainment, team member connections and enrichment.
These features include Authentic Eats, where participants enjoy on-board cooking demonstrations and accompany local chefs ashore to their restaurants and markets, and “Local”-tainment, from calypso, soca and Goombay performances both onboard and ashore.
Another component of the experience includes Throwback Sea Day, a day at sea that harkens back to 1987 with retro pool and deck games, old school dining options, a white glove Captain’s Celebration, popular movies from that era and more.
“Our Carnival Journeys cruises have proven enormously popular with guests who enjoy both unforgettable landside experiences and one-of-a-kind onboard enrichment activities that this unique program offers,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival president. “We’re thrilled to expand Carnival Journeys with these 13 new voyages that showcase some of the world’s most captivating destinations.”
The 13 new Carnival Journeys voyages include:
Carnival Breeze, a 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage departing Galveston September 16 and arriving in Port Canaveral September 30, 2018, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and St Maarten.
Carnival Freedom, a 14-day Panama Canal voyage round-trip from Galveston October 27-November. 10, 2018, visiting Montego Bay, Aruba, Curacao, and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon and Cozumel.
Carnival Breeze, a 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage operating round-trip from Port Canaveral November. 3-17, 2018, with stops at St Thomas, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.
Carnival Pride, a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise round-trip from Baltimore November. 4-18, 2018, calling at Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten.
Carnival Ecstasy, a 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise round trip from Charleston November 10-22, 2018, featuring Amber Cove, Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten and San Juan.
Carnival Miracle, a 14-day Panama Canal voyage round-trip from Tampa December 2-16, 2018, visiting Cozumel and Limon prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Ocho Rios.
Carnival Pride, 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage round-trip from Baltimore January 6-20, 2019, visiting St Thomas, Antigua, Grenada, Dominica, St. Maarten, San Juan and Grand Turk.
Carnival Sunshine, a 13-day Southern Caribbean cruise round-trip from Port Canaveral, Fla., January 12-25, 2019, calling at Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).
Carnival Freedom, a 14-day Southern Caribbean sailing round-trip from Galveston January 19-February 2, 2019, featuring Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon and Cozumel.
— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor