Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston
Carnival Breeze will be returning to Galveston alongside Carnival Radiance (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line will homeport four ships year-round in Galveston, Texas, beginning in 2021.

Carnival Radiance, which was previously known as Carnival Victory, will join the two Carnival ships already based in the port in May 2021. The vessel will undergo an extensive US$200 million renovation that will add a number of food, beverage and entertainment options, including a new Liquid Lounge that will host Carnival’s Playlist Productions shows. The ship will launch a new schedule of five to 14-day voyages featuring destinations such as Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, Florida. 

In addition, Carnival Breeze will return from Port Canaveral, Florida to sail four- and five-day cruises from Galveston. From 5 May 2021, the ship will visit ports such as Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.

Carnival Dream will shift to operating six and eight-day Caribbean voyages while Carnival Vista will continue providing its current week-long Caribbean cruises.

“Carnival is already the most popular cruise line from Galveston attracting vacationers from all across the Southwest and beyond,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “With these enhancements, we’re providing our guests with more voyages, more destinations and more choices from Texas than ever before.”

With these four ships, Carnival will carry approximately 900,000 guests from Galveston on 235 sailings a year, more than any other cruise operator.

“As North America’s fourth busiest cruise port, the Port of Galveston is pleased to welcome the Carnival Radiance,” said Rodger Rees, port director and CEO of Galveston Wharves. “Since Carnival made Galveston its homeport almost 20 years ago, more than 7.5 million Carnival Cruise Line passengers have embarked from our wharves. As we grow, we’ll continue to focus on delivering great service to Carnival and its passengers.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
21 October 2019

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