By Dana Niland
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company.
The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, departing from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Norfolk.
“We’re delighted to offer this unique schedule on Carnival Triumph which will operate an array of cruise durations and varied itineraries departing from three convenient homeports along the East Coast,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “With such an array of cruise choices vacationers have the opportunity to enjoy short, valued-packed getaways to tropical destinations to longer length departures visiting spectacular ports of call,” she added.
Five four-day “long weekend” Bermuda cruises depart May 23, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September. 12, 2019, and offer guests a full day to experience the island while a six-day Bermuda cruise departs September 16, 2019, and spends two full days at the island.
An eight-day cruise departing June 24, 2019 offers two full days in Bermuda, as well as a stop in Grand Turk.
Carnival Triumph’s schedule from New York also includes two different eight-day Caribbean itineraries: one featuring Grand Turk, San Juan and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) with departure dates of July 2, 10 and 30, August 7 and 27, September 4, 2019, the other visiting San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk and departing July 22 and August 19, 2019.
Another option consists of a 10-day eastern Caribbean itinerary departing June 10, 2019, calling at San Juan, Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Grand Turk, as well as a 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise that departs May 27, 2019, and includes the opportunity to visit the Panama Canal during a call in Colon (Panama), as well as visits to Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Limon (Costa Rica), and Half Moon Cay.
As part of its new schedule, Carnival Triumph will offer a series of four- and five-day cruises from Fort Lauderdale in April 2019 and, following its summer schedule of cruises from New York, will also operate these itineraries from November 2019 through April 2020.
It will be the only Carnival ship to operate a short cruise itinerary from this port.
On this route, four-day “long weekend” voyages depart Thursdays and visit Nassau and the private Bahamian destinations of Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays.
Five-day sailings departing Saturdays call at Grand Turk, Nassau and Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays, while five-day voyages departing Mondays feature Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman.
Carnival Triumph’s schedule will also include five- and six-day Bahamas voyages departing from Norfolk’s Half Moon Cruise Center in Virginia.
Two five-day voyages will depart May 12 and 17, 2019 calling at Nassau and Freeport while six-day cruises depart May 6, and October 14 and 20, 2019, visiting Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.