Carnival Cruise Lines is sending the Victory to San Juan for the November 2016 season. In a press release received today, April 29, the company said, “Building on its distinction as the Caribbean cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Line will reposition the 102,000-ton Carnival Victory on the line’s popular five-port, seven-day southern Caribbean cruise schedule.” The popular ship features many assets such as more than 500 balcony staterooms, a world-class 14,500-square foot spa, four swimming pools – one with a 214-foot-long water slide – along with different dining venues, entertainment and nightlife options, all housed in stunning interiors that pay homage to legendary bodies of water.
While it was at it, Carnival also announced placement of new ships in two key homeports with Carnival Ecstasy shifting to Charleston, S.C., and Carnival Fantasy to Miami in February 2016, providing exciting new “Fun Ship” cruise options in those markets. “Our popular southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan offer our guests the opportunity to visit five different tropical destinations during their week-long vacation and each of these fantastic ports feature not only spectacular beaches but also a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president. “At the same time, we’re excited to provide two terrific ‘Fun Ship’ vacation choices with Carnival Ecstasy sailing from Charleston and Carnival Fantasy from Miami,” she added.
Carnival Victory will begin cruising from San Juan on Nov. 6, 2016, on a week-long southern Caribbean cruise with calls at St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
On Feb. 6, 2016, Carnival Ecstasy will start her year-round four- to seven-day departures from the charming city of Charleston, S.C., doing five-day cruises to Nassau and Freeport or the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay. Two different seven-day options will be available featuring either Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau or Amber Cove (Dominican Republic), Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay. There will also be three special six-day cruises departing May 23 and Oct. 2 and 30, 2016, and visiting Freeport, Nassau and Half Moon Cay.
Carnival Fantasy, which is currently based in Charleston, will shift to Miami to operate the line’s popular three- and four-day cruise schedule beginning Feb.22, 2016. On this route, three-day weekend cruises depart Fridays and overnight in Nassau, while four-day voyages depart Mondays and feature Key West and Cozumel. Prior to the start-up of three- and four-day service from Miami, Carnival Fantasy will offer a special five-day cruise to Amber Cove and Grand Turk departing Feb. 17, 2016. Carnival Fascination will assume this route from the Carnival Fantasy beginning Nov. 7, 2016. Details on the Carnival Fantasy’s future deployment will be provided at a later date.
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