Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2023

4 6 Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-class ship will be making its debut from PortMiami in November with a selection of Caribbean itineraries In November 2022, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Celebration will set sail from PortMiami in Florida. Sharing a name with one of the line’s early ships, the vessel features a number of nods to the past, including tributes to previous godmothers and venues decorated with artifacts from some of its first vessels. The Excel-class ship is a sister to Mardi Gras, and features some of the same attractions, including the BOLT roller coaster. Celebration will also include six themed zones, including the new travelinspired The Gateway, Miami-themed 820 Biscayne and Celebration Central, alongside the returning Summer Landing, Lido and The Ultimate Playground zones. The arrival of Carnival Celebration in Miami will fittingly mark the culmination of Carnival’s 50th anniversary celebrations and coincide with the inauguration of the expanded Terminal F, which will be the home of the ship during its time at the port. The addition of the new vessel will also maintain PortMiami’s position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Celebration is an extraordinary addition to the fleet, bringing an exciting, new option for guests,” says Fred Stein, vice president of revenue planning and deployment at Carnival Cruise Line. “It also adds another option for cruisers in Miami, in addition to three-, four-, five-, six- and eight-day cruises already sailing from the port. Carnival Cruise Line currently has four other ships sailing from Miami, including Carnival Conquest, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Horizon, and Carnival Spirit, which will be replaced in the winter of 2023-2024 with Carnival Magic. The addition of Carnival Celebration brings an Excel-class ship to the cruise line’s flagship homeport, allowing more guests to board our ‘Fun Ships’.” According to Stein, the decision to homeport the ship in Miami was motivated by a desire to place the new ship in the spotlight. “We wanted to showcase the innovative Carnival Celebration to a large audience, and six-, seven- and eightday cruises from Miami tend to attract Carnival Celebration MA IDEN SEASON The newly expanded Terminal F will be Carnival Celebration’s home at PortMiami