Carnival Restart Update: Latest Details and Dates

Since its re-entering into revenue service in July 2021, Carnival Cruise Line has restarted most of its fleet. Cruise Industry News has looked at the brand’s latest restart plans.

19 Ships Now Sailing in North America

Nineteen Carnival vessels are currently sailing out of seven homeports in North America. Here is the list of the company’s active ships and their deployment:

Carnival Vista
Capacity at 100%: 4,000
Date: In service since July 3, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Galveston, Texas
Length: 7 nights
Itinerary: Western Caribbean visiting Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica and more

Carnival Breeze
Capacity at 100%: 3,650
Date: In service since July 15, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Galveston, Texas
Length: 4 and 5 nights
Itinerary: Mexico – Cozumel, Costa Maya and Progreso

Carnival Miracle
Capacity at 100%: 2,100
Date: In service since July 27, 2021
Region: West Coast and Hawaii
Homeport: Long Beach, California
Length: 4 to 14 nights
Itinerary: West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii

Mardi Gras
Capacity at 100%: 5,200
Date: In service since July 31, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida
Length: 7 nights
Itinerary: Western and Eastern Caribbean

Carnival Magic
Capacity at 100%: 3,650
Date: In service since August 7, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida
Length: 6 and 8 nights
Itinerary: Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Carnival Sunrise
Capacity at 100%: 2,984
Date: In service since August 14, 2021
Region: Caribbean and Bahamas
Homeport: Miami, Florida
Length: 4 and 5 nights
Itinerary: Bahamas, Western and Eastern Caribbean

Carnival Panorama
Capacity at 100%: 4,000
Date: In service since August 21, 2021
Region: West Coast
Homeport: Long Beach, California
Length: 7 nights
Itinerary: Mexican Riviera – Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta

Carnival Pride
Capacity at 100%: 2,100
Date: In service since September 12, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Tampa, Florida
Length: 6 to 14 nights
Itinerary: Panama Canal, Eastern and Western Caribbean

Carnival Dream
Capacity at 100%: 3,650
Date: In service since September 19, 2021
Region: Caribbean and Bahamas
Homeport: Galveston, Texas
Length: 6 to 8 nights
Itinerary: Western Caribbean and Bahamas

Carnival Freedom
Capacity at 100%: 2,974
Date: In service since October 9, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Miami, Florida
Length: 6 and 8 nights
Itinerary: Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Carnival Elation
Capacity at 100%: 2,040
Date: In service since October 11, 2021
Region: Caribbean and Bahamas
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida
Length: 4 and 5 nights
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas

Carnival Valor
Capacity at 100%: 2,974
Date: In service since November 1, 2021
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: New Orleans, Louisiana
Length: 4 and 5 nights
Itinerary: Western Caribbean – Mexico

Carnival Legend
Capacity at 100%: 2,100
Date: In service since November 14, 2021
Region: Bahamas and Caribbean
Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland
Length: 7 nights
Itinerary: Bahamas – Freeport, Half Moon Cay and Nassau

Carnival Conquest
Capacity at 100%: 2,974
Date: In service since December 13, 2021
Region: Bahamas and Caribbean
Homeport: Miami, Florida
Length: 3 and 4 nights
Itinerary: Bahamas, Mexico and Key West

Carnival Radiance
Capacity at 100%: 2,984
Date: In service since December 13, 2021
Region: West Coast
Homeport: Long Beach, California
Length: 3 and 4 nights
Itinerary: Baja Mexico and West Coast

Carnival Liberty
Capacity at 100%: 2,974
Date: In service since December 19, 2021
Region: Bahamas
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida
Length: 3 and 4 nights
Itinerary: Bahamas

Carnival Sunshine
Capacity at 100%: 3,000
Date: In service since December 19, 2021
Region: Caribbean and Bahamas
Homeport: Charleston, South Carolina
Length: 4 to 7 nights
Itinerary: Bahamas, Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Carnival Horizon
Capacity at 100%: 4,000
Date: In service since January 22, 2022
Region: Caribbean and Bahamas
Homeport: Miami, Florida
Length: 8 nights
First itinerary: Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana and Amber Cove

Carnival Glory
Capacity at 100%: 2,974
Date: In service since February 6, 2022
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: New Orleans, Louisiana
Length: 7 nights
Itinerary: Western Caribbean

New Fleet Plans

Previously poised to have all of its 25 ships back in service by May, Carnival is now shedding two additional vessels while reviewing plans for the rest of the fleet.

After a recent ship shuffle, the brand is soon adding four more vessels to its U.S. lineup, including the Carnival Spirit. Previously deployed in Australia, the vessel is returning to North America with a program of sailings departing from Jacksonville.

Also returning from Australia, the Carnival Splendor is now set to resume service in the United States as well. Detailed plans for the vessel’s restart, however, remain undisclosed.

Here are the latest planned start dates for the rest of the fleet:

Carnival Ecstasy
Capacity at 100%: 2,040
Date: March 5, 2022
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Mobile, Alabama
Length: 5 nights
First itinerary: Cozumel

Carnival Spirit
Capacity at 100%: 2,100
Date: March 7, 2022
Region: Bahamas
Homeport: Jacksonville, Florida
Length: 5 nights
First itinerary: Nassau and Princess Cays 

Carnival Paradise
Capacity at 100%: 2,040
Date: March 12, 2022
Region: Caribbean
Homeport: Tampa, Florida
Length: 4 nights
First itinerary: Mahogany Bay and Cozumel

Carnival Splendor
Capacity at 100%: 3,000
Date: 2022
Region: North America
Homeport: TBD
Length: TBD
First itinerary: TBD

Carnival Celebration
Capacity at 100%: 5,200
Date: November 6, 2022
Region: Atlantic
Homeport: Southampton (England) to Miami, Florida
Length: 14 nights
First itinerary: La Coruña, Vigo, Funchal and St. Cruz de Tenerife

Carnival Jubilee
Capacity at 100%: 5,200
Date: October 30, 2023
Region: Atlantic
Homeport: Southampton (England) to Galveston, Texas
Length: 18 nights
First itinerary: Vigo, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Funchal and Grand Turk

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