Carnival Cruise Line is adjusting itineraries of multiple Eastern Caribbean sailings onboard the Mardi Gras.
Affecting a total of 21 cruises with departure dates between December 2022 and April 2024, the change will see a call to San Juan, Puerto Rico, being replaced with a visit to Nassau, The Bahamas.
According to a statement sent to booked guests, the itinerary alteration is part of a “operations plan refining.”
Any pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for San Juan will be automatically refunded to their original form of payment, the company said.
New shore tours for the visit to Nassau will be available online shortly, Carnival added.
After debuting in July 2021, the Mardi Gras continues to offer year-round departures from Port Canaveral.
Sailing from its Central Florida homeport every Saturday, the 5,200-guest vessel offers week-long departures to both Western and Eastern Caribbean.
Visited destinations include Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatán and more.
In 2023, the LNG-powered ship is also set to offer a one-time cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Sailing in August, the eight-night voyage features visits to Aruba and Bonaire, as well as to Grand Turk.
Along with the Mardi Gras, two additional Carnival ships sail from Port Canaveral on a year-round – the Carnival Freedom and the Carnival Liberty.
Offering three- to five-night cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, the vessels will soon be joined by the Carnival Magic for the upcoming winter season.
Before repositioning to Norfolk in May, the Dream-Class cruise ship offers six- and eight-night cruises to Eastern and Southern Caribbean.
Itineraries include visits to popular ports such as St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, La Romana, Aruba, Bonaire, Princess Cays, Half Moon Cay and others.
Similar itineraries will be offered by the larger Carnival Vista during the 2023-2024 winter cruise season.