Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival Cruise Line – which has announced that it will have four ships homeported in Galveston, year-round, beginning in 2021.
Building on its position as the number one cruise line from Texas, Carnival Cruise Line said that Carnival Radiance will join the Galveston-based fleet in May 2021. In addition, Carnival Breeze will return to Galveston from Port Canaveral, becoming the newest and largest ship to operate a short cruise program from Galveston. Carnival Dream will shift to six- and eight-day Caribbean voyages while Carnival Vista will continue its popular week-long Caribbean cruises.
All Galveston-based ships and itineraries opened for sale today. With these four ships, Carnival Cruise Line will carry an estimated 900,000 guests annually from Galveston – more than any other cruise operator – on 235 five- to 14-day sailings a year, providing an unprecedented variety of cruise durations, destinations and amenities from Texas.
Commenting, Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “Carnival is already the most popular cruise line from Galveston attracting vacationers from all across the Southwest of America and beyond. With these enhancements, we’re providing our guests with more voyages, more destinations and more choices from Texas than ever before.”