Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2023

9 “ We are known as ‘America’s Cruise Line’, and we are proud of that” Carnival will also be expanding its itineraries in the Mediterranean and Europe, with additional sailings in Europe planned. Carnival Freedom, for example, will make two transatlantic crossings in 2023, with the first 14-night voyage set to depart Port Canaveral, USA on 29 September and arrive in Barcelona, Spain on 4 October. The ship will then sail back to Florida on 23 October. “This addition will give our guests more opportunities to see beautiful European destinations, like Barcelona, Valencia and Las Palmas,” explains Duffy. Meanwhile, the brand plans to expand itineraries in the Caribbean from 2024, when it opens a new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island in cooperation with Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Government of The Bahamas. They broke ground in May 2022 and are developing the port on the south side of the island. It will include a pier that is able to accommodate up to two Excel-class ships simultaneously, and also feature a designated nature reserve, an interior pool feature, and many Bahamian-operated retail food and beverage venues. “Once it is completed, the new cruise port will be able to accommodate the largest ships in our fleet,” says Duffy. “We hope that the incredible new Grand Bahama destination will contribute to the local economy through new job and business opportunities, and further expand our offerings for our guests who will have a breathtaking new port of call to enjoy.” CFIP In May 2022, Carnival Splendor became the final ship in Carnival’s fleet to resume sailing