Carnival Cruise Line has big plans for 2024, including a new ship entering service and several deployment changes.
As the line announces more information about its itineraries for the next year, CruiseBooking.com News examines the highlights.
Carnival Firenze debuted on the West Coast
In line with Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fun Italian Style concept, the Costa Firenze will transfer from Costa Cruises to Carnival Cruise Line.
Starting in spring 2024, the 2021-built vessel will be renamed Carnival Firenze and offer year-round Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach.
European Itineraries to be Expanded on Carnival Legend
A summer program on the Carnival Legend will be offered in 2024 as part of Carnival Cruise Line’s expansion into Europe.
This 2,200-guest vessel will sail 17 cruises between April and October in the Mediterranean, the Greek Islands, West Europe, the British Isles, and Iceland.
Ports of call for Carnival Glory and Carnival Liberty
May 2024 will mark the swap of homeports for the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Glory. A short cruise service out of Port Canaveral will be taken over by the Glory since it sails from New Orleans since 2019.
A seven-night itinerary to the Bahamas will be offered by Carnival Liberty from New Orleans.
The Carnival Panorama tour of Asia
Two transpacific itineraries will be offered by Carnival Panorama in 2024. California, Japan, Southeast Asia, Alaska, and Hawaii are all visited during the month-long cruise that leaves from the ship’s homeport in Long Beach.
It will depart in late August for the U.S.-Asia itinerary, and in mid-October for the Asia-US itinerary.
Galveston’s fourth ship
A fourth ship will join Carnival’s Galveston fleet for the 2024-2025 season. Carnival Miracle will sail to the Caribbean and Panama Canal after repositioning from the West Coast.
Carnival currently offers 19 cruises from its Texas homeport, including the 12-night Carnival Journey to the Southern Caribbean, which includes ports in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.
Ships are different in Baltimore and Tampa
Baltimore and Tampa will receive new Carnival ships in 2024. A year-round cruise program will begin from Maryland after Carnival Pride replaces the Legend in April.
After its summer season in Europe, the Carnival Legend will reposition to Tampa in November.
Journeys to the Carnival
The Carnival Journeys program will also be expanded in 2024. The company describes the cruises as limited “special cruises that will amaze” with longer itineraries that typically include unusual ports and exotic destinations.
The Carnival Spirit will sail 14 nights to Alaska this year, the Carnival Pride will cruise three times to Greenland, and the Carnival Radiance will sail to Hawaii again.
Miami, Port Canaveral, Galveston, Mobile and New York City
A number of homeports will also continue to develop in 2024. The Carnival Spirit will remain homeported in Mobile after its debut in Alabama in late 2023, for example.
The city of Miami and the city of New York City are also getting new year-round services. During the first year, Carnival Magic will add an additional ship to the fleet, while Carnival Venezia will debut for the first time in the second year.
Starting in late 2023, the Carnival Jubilee will launch a year-round cruise program from Port Canaveral, replacing the Carnival Conquest in Galveston.
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