Port Canaveral: Out with the old in with the new

Out with the old in with the somewhat new…

Carnival Cruise Lines recently announced the repositioning of several ships within their fleet. Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty are both moving to Port Canaveral, while Carnival Dream is moving to New Orleans and Carnival Ecstasy will be repositioned to PortMiami. Both Liberty and Sunshine will join Carnival Sensation in homeporting at Canaveral.

Photo Credit: SCOTCarnival Sunshine will head to our coast next April.  After recently undergoing a $155 million transformation, Carnival Sunshine will bring with it all the bells and whistles of the cruise lines’ Fun Ship 2.0 to Florida’s Space Coast. After a two-day Bahamas cruise Carnival Sunshine will settle into year-round seven-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean.

Sunshine arrives, Dream departs, but the much larger Carnival Liberty will arrive in Port Canaveral in May 2014.  The ship also sail year-round on five- and eight-day Caribbean itineraries. Five-day cruises call on Key West and the Bahamas.

“Port Canaveral has been a valuable partner with Carnival for more than 20 years and we’re pleased to expand our operations from the Space Coast with the deployment of the Carnival Liberty in 2014,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. “Carnival is the only cruise line to deploy three ships year-round from Central Florida and this is a testament to the convenient location, quality facilities and superior service provided by our partners at the Canaveral Port Authority,” he added.

In addition to the homeported vessels, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Pride, and Carnival Splendor also are scheduled for port-of-call visits in 2014. For more information on these ships or others leaving out of Port Canaveral, visit www.portcanaveral.com

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