Sunday, June 27, 2010
Carnival Magic Takes to The Seas in 2011, Includes Freeport Itineary
Carnival Magic, the newest of Carnival Cruise Lines' ships, will run a seven-day Caribbean cruise from Galveston, TX as of November 14, 2011. With a 3,690-passenger capacity, this makes the vessel the largest cruise ship based at the port year-round.
Carnival Magic will debut in Europe in May 2011. Upon arriving in Galveston she will offer two different week-long itineraries, including seven-day western Caribbean voyages calling in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, and an eastern Caribbean tour to Nassau, Freeport and Key West.
Onboard guests can look forward to a water park, an adults-only retreat, a wrap-around promenade, a spa and children's facilities.
Carnival Triumph is also being deployed to Galveston and will operate year-round four-and five-day western Caribbean cruises beginning October 6, 2011.
The addition of these two ships will bring over 450,000 guests through Galveston, a 28 percent increase over this year.
In other Carnival news, the 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest and 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will be repositioned to New Orleans from their current location in Galveston. With their year-round departures, they will return the line to pre-Katrina capacity in the Big Easy. Carnival Conquest will sail to the Caribbean year-round on three seven-day itineraries featuring Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel; Key West, Freeport and Nassau; and Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. She sets sail November 13, 2011.
Carnival Ecstasy will operate year-round four- and five-day Caribbean itineraries as of September 22, 2011.
Reservations are currently being accepted. Visit www.carnival.com.