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Carnival Tops Two Million Cruise Passengers Since Restart 

 Carnival Cruise Line has now topped two million cruise passengers since restarting operations in July of last year.  The company reached the milestone this week with a sailing on Carnival Freedom out of Port Canaveral, Fla.  Carnival says its guests …

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Carnival Breaks Ground on New Grand Bahama Cruise Port 

 A significant new cruise port project has broken ground on the island of Grand Bahama.  Carnival Cruise Line’s new port will include a pier able to accommodate up to two of Carnivals’ Excel-class ships simultaneously.  The cruise port itself will …

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Carnival Cuts First Steel on Next Caribbean Cruise Ship 

 Carnival Cruise Line has cut the first steel on its newest cruise ship: Carnival Jubilee.  The new ship, which is being built at Meyer Werft in Papenberg, Germany, is slated to debut in November 2023 in Galveston, Tex.  The news …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has relaunched operations to the Caribbean out of Charleston, SC, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Carnival Sunshine ship has kicked off its return voyage with a four-day cruise to Nassau in The Bahamas. “We have been sailing …

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 Jamaica’s cruise industry is on the upswing, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  Just this week, Carnival Cruise Line joined Aida, MSC Cruises and Holland America as brands to have stopped in at least two Jamaica ports since the resumption …

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 Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has made its return to the island of St Maarten.  The company’s Carnival Freedom arrived at Port St Maarten this week, the first Carnival call on the island since the onset of the pandemic — after …

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 Carnival Corporation will continue its global cruise relaunch this fall, with the expectation of returning to over 50 percent of its total fleet capacity by the end of October.  That’s in line with Carnival’s previously-stated plans to resume service with …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has relaunched operations from the Port of New Orleans, the first cruise line to restart at the port since the onset of the pandemic.  Carnival Glory is sailing a seven-day cruise this week that will stop in …

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 The first cruise ship in Jamaica since the onset of the pandemic called on Ocho Rios this week.  Carnival Sunshine’s return to Jamaica marked what officials called a “major step” in the phased reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector.  “We welcome …

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 Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship has come to the Caribbean.  The line’s new Mardi Gras cruise ship kicked off its maiden voyage this week, with a seven-day Caribbean cruise sailing out of Port Canaveral.  That included a return to cruising …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is set to begin its long-awaited return to Caribbean cruising later this summer.  The cruise giant will resume cruise operations in the region with eight ships by the end of August, the company confirmed this week.  That …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan to “phase-in service,” with its first cruises slated to resume on Aug. 1. The cruise brand made the announcement while also revealing all cruises in North America from June 27 to July 31 …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is making big moves in Norfolk.  The cruise line has signed a five-year agreement with the city of Norfolk to operate seasonal cruises from the city’s Half Moone Cruise Center through the year 2025.  Norfolk has agreed …

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 In a tremendously important step for Grand Bahama’s post-Dorian recovery, American Airlines has officially resumed its flights to the island.  American has relaunched daily nonstop flights between Miami and Freeport, Grand Bahama.  “American has proudly served the Bahamas for more …

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 Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships this year, the company announced this week.  That will include the new Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Firenze for …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has pushed back its planned launch for its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras cruise ship.  The cruise line said shipbuilder Meyer Turku had informed it that delivery would be delayed, meaning the first revenue sailing of the ship …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of another new cruise ship, the company announced this week.  The new Carnival Panorama is the 27th ship in the brand’s fleet, and the third in the company’s Vista class of ships.  Carnival Panorama …

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 Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia on a major new joint venture.  The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal …