Carnival Cruise Lines to base seventh ‘Fun Ship’ in South Florida

Carnival Cruise Lines to base seventh ‘Fun Ship’ in South FloridaMIAMI — Carnival Cruise Lines, the number one cruise operator in South Florida, will position its seventh ship in the market when the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor launches seasonal Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning Nov. 9, 2014.

Including Carnival Splendor, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate more than 400 three- to eight-day departures from PortMiami and Port Everglades, accounting for approximately 1.2 million guests annually – the most of any cruise operator.

Carnival’s South Florida program features three to eight-day cruises visiting not only the Caribbean and Bahamas but also a variety of unique destinations including the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Mahogany Bay in Isla Roatan, along with tropical islands such as Aruba and Curacao on eight-day itineraries.

Carnival Splendor’s new seasonal Miami-based schedule will encompass week-long cruises departing Sundays with itineraries alternating between the eastern and western Caribbean beginning Nov. 9, 2014. Eastern Caribbean cruises will call at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau, while the western Caribbean route will call at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Mahogany Bay in Isla Roatan.

Prior to its Miami deployment, Carnival Splendor will operate two special eight-day cruises – a New York to San Juan departure calling at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten departing Oct. 24, 2014 and a San Juan to Miami voyage visiting St. Croix, Martinique, Grenada, Dominica and Grand Turk departing Nov. 1, 2014.