Half of Carnival Cruise Line’s U.S. fleet back in service
Carnival Glory

Half of Carnival Cruise Line’s U.S. fleet back in service

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is halfway there.

With 11 ships now in operation, half of the cruise line’s U.S. fleet is sailing again following the cruise industry’s lengthy pause due to the pandemic.

Beginning with its return to guest operations on July 3 with Carnival Vista, and most recently with the resumption of Carnival Dream and Carnival Glory on Sept. 19, Carnival is operating from seven U.S. homeports including Miami, Galveston, Seattle, Port Canaveral, Long Beach, Baltimore and New Orleans, providing guests with a wide range of options to get ‘Back to Fun.’

“Having half of our U.S. fleet back in operations provides positive economic impact in our homeports and port of call destinations, along with giving our guests their much-needed vacations and helping our crew support their families back home,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We couldn’t have accomplished this without the support of our travel advisor partners, business partners and port and destinations partners.”

Carnival Dream became the third Carnival ship to operate year-round from Galveston when it departed this weekend on a six-day Caribbean cruise. Carnival Glory, meanwhile, was the first ship to set sail from the Port of New Orleans, operating a seven-day voyage to The Bahamas.

Additional vessels will resume service throughout the fall and into early 2022 as the line’s restart of operations continues.