Carnival Expands Port Fleet With Newer, Larger Ships
By Space Coast Daily // April 15, 2015
Carnival Victory to replace Carnival Sensation
ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral was jammed on February 15 with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks, including two Carnival ships.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Starting in February 2016, Carnival Cruise Line passengers sailing from Port Canaveral will have the larger Carnival Victory as their vessel for shorter vacations and in December 2016, those seeking weeklong Caribbean cruises will have the new Carnival Magic as an option.
The ship will provide the popular three-and-four-day Bahamas itinerary with a 34-percent larger vessel that offers a greater variety of on-board features and amenities.
It will also include more than 500 balcony staterooms.
“We are significantly ‘upping our game’ in Port Canaveral with the addition of these great new ships to the important and growing Central Florida market,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.
“When these ships join the spectacular Carnival Sunshine, this dynamic trio of ‘Fun Ships’ will offer our guests and valued travel agent partners with the widest array of attractive and convenient cruising options from the Space Coast,” she added.
In addition, Carnival Magic will reposition to Canaveral, giving access to the line’s newest class of ship and features such as a WaterWorks aqua park, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SportSquare outdoor recreation area.
“We thank Carnival Cruise Lines for offering these exciting vacation options from Port Canaveral and we are pleased that our strong partnership continues to grow and improve with the variety of diverse ships sailing from Orlando’s Port,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh.
“Today’s announcements of these new deployments, coupled with recently announced Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Valor schedules, will allow a variety of options for short and longer cruises, with Bermuda now among the choices from Central Florida’s Port of Choices.”