GALVESTON, TEXAS — Another Carnival Cruise Line ship has returned to service, marking yet another milestone in the line’s recovery.
Carnival Breeze departed on a four-day cruise from Galveston to Cozumel on July 15, the third ship in the line’s fleet to resume service, following the sailings of Carnival Vista from Galveston and Carnival Horizon from Miami earlier this month. Following the inaugural voyage, Carnival Breeze will offer five-day cruises departing on Mondays and Saturdays that call at Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso, Mexico.
“We’re delighted that Carnival Breeze is our first ship to return operating short cruise itineraries and our second ship to resume from the Port of Galveston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Short cruises are very popular with our guests – roughly half our fleet operates cruises of five days or less – so we are excited to broaden our itinerary offerings to include these convenient and affordable getaways.”
Carnival Cruise Line was the first cruise line to recognize the potential of Galveston as a homeport, launching the port’s first year-round cruises in 2000. Today, Carnival is the number one cruise operator from Galveston and the only cruise operator with three year-round ships at the port. Carnival Vista, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream operate 150 voyages annually from Galveston, carrying an estimated 750,000 passengers a year.
Later this month, Carnival miracle begins sailing Alaska cruises while the line’s newest and most innovated ship, Mardi Gras, will set sail for the first time from Port Canaveral.