When Carnival Cruise Lines sends their newest ship to PortMiami in 2016, the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze will re-position to Galveston, Texas replacing the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Magic.
The Carnival Vista will sail six and eight night cruises to the Caribbean out of PortMiami beginning in December 2016. The six night cruises will stop in the ports of Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The eight night cruises will alternate between several different itineraries with port stops in the popular destinations of San Juan, St. Maarten, Aruba, Grand Turk, Curacao, St. Kitts, Bonaire, and La Romana (Dominican Republic).
The Carnival Vista will first sail three cruises from New York City before heading to Miami. The first cruise will be a 3 day cruise November 4-7, 2016 with two eleven day cruises to the Caribbean to follow.
Christine Duffy, the president of Carnival Cruise Lines, gave the following statement:
“Miami and Galveston are among our most popular points of embarkation and deploying our newest, most innovative ships to these homeports speaks volumes about our confidence in growing these markets.
These ships not only offer our guests incredible on-board experiences but also provide our valued travel agent partners with exciting new choices to market to their clients.”
The Carnival Liberty will sail four and five night cruises to Mexico from Galveston beginning March 21, 2016. The four night cruises will stop in Cozumel and the five night cruises will add a stop in Progreso.
The Carnival Breeze will sail three different week long cruises beginning December 11, 2016. The Western Caribbean sailings will stop in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel or Belize/Roatan/Cozumel. The Bahamas/Florida cruises will stop in Key West, Florida; Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas.
Details, homeports, and itineraries for the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Magic will be released in the coming weeks. Year round departures from San Juan will also be announced.