Commencing with its return to passenger operations on July 3 with Carnival Vista, the company is operating from 7 homeports in the USA (PortMiami FL, Port Canaveral FL, Galveston TX, Seattle WA, Long Beach CA, Baltimore MD, New Orleans LO) providing vacationers with a wide range of opportunities to get Back to Fun.
Christine Duffy, CCL's President, said:
“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.
“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 3rd CCL ship to operate year-round from Galveston Texas when she departed this weekend on a 6-day Caribbean voyage, while Carnival Glory is the first out of New Orleans, operating a 7-day roundtrip to The Bahamas.
With 11 cruise ships already in passenger operations, including the introduction of Carnival’s most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, additional liners will restart throughout the fall and into early 2022 as the company’s successful return to operations continues.