Carnival Cruise Line opens bookings for two redeploying ships

Carnival Cruise Line has opened reservations for two ships departing from Jacksonville, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama. The cruise line redeployed shipswith Carnival spiritleaves Jacksonville after canceling Australia cruises and carnival ecstasy sailing from Mobile instead of Jacksonville.

Carnival Spiritwhich is transiting from its former post in the United Arab Emirates, will begin operations from Jacksonville on March 7. carnival ecstasy will begin operations from Mobile, Alabama, with 4-, 5-, and 10-day cruises from March 5 through October 10, after which the ship will leave the Carnival fleet.

Carnival Spirit to launch cruises from Jacksonville in March

Those in the United States who have never sailed on Carnival spirit will have the opportunity to do so from March 7. The ship had been based in Australia for the past few years, but Carnival Cruise Line decided to bring the ship back to the United States due to the cruise ban in place downstairs.

Carnival Spirit has already completed its transit of the Suez Canal and is sailing at full speed in the Mediterranean. From there, she will begin her crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and arrive in time for her maiden voyage, a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas from Jacksonville.

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Carnival has opened reservations for onboard cruises Carnival spirit this week. Offers include 4 and 5 day Bahamas cruises. The ship’s first cruise consists of a Fun Ship Meetup and stops in Nassau and Princess Cays.

To celebrate Carnival’s 50th anniversary, the cruise line is planning a series of special themed cruises that will operate as Carnival Sailabration Cruises, including Fun Ship Meetups. Ships on different routes will meet in their sailing areas for a fun night out, including a party on the Lido deck. Other March departures include cruises to the Bahamas on March 12, 17, 21 and 26.

Carnival Ecstasy Voyages From Mobile, Alabama

Another vessel that will begin operations in March is carnival ecstasy. Although originally slated to operate out of Jacksonville, Carnival has rescheduled the ship to operate out of Mobile, Alabama. The outcome of the cruise line’s decision not to return Carnival feeling to operations and Carnival spirit return to the United States.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship
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The first cruise, a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise, will depart March 5, including two stops in Cozumel. After departure, you’ll enjoy a fun day at sea, followed by a day in Cozumel. The next day, it’s time for a Fun Ship Meetup in the area, with a party on the Lido deck and get-togethers with other Carnival ships. After another day in Cozumel, the ship will head back to Mobile.

carnival ecstasy will offer cruises from Mobile until October 10, 2022, which will be the last time customers can board the Carnival Cruise ship. Carnival announced Feb. 4 that the ship would also be leaving the fleet. That means there likely won’t be any cruises departing from Mobile for at least 11 months, according to the Mobile major.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson recently broke the news, after discussions with Carnival President Christine Duffy:

“We are obviously very disappointed with this news. However, we are confident in our relationship with Carnival and its leadership moving forward.

“Despite recent news, we remain excited about the resumption of cruises between March and October, which will provide a much-needed boost to the dozens of companies serving customers who come to cruise from Mobile,”

Carnival Corporation has made no secret of its desire to phase out older, more polluting ships and replace them with newer ships. Carnival Cruise Line bid farewell to Carnival feeling and carnival ecstasyas well as several others over the past two years.

In return, the company welcomed its new ship Mardi Gras; this year will see the addition of Carnival Celebrationand the year after, Carnival Jubilee.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship

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