Company plans to have entire fleet sailing by May.
Feeling Funderstruck, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they plan to have all their ship operating by this May after only ten months. Carnival also announced changes to the location of their ships as they reorganized with their smaller fleet. They are moving the Carnival Elation from Port Canaveral to Jacksonville, effective April 23 to October 13.
The Carnival Freedom will shift from Miami to Port Canaveral to assume itineraries from the Elation from April 21 to October 15.
The Carnival Spirit will fill in for the Carnival Freedom, including on the April 17 Carnival Journeys sailing from Miami through the Panama Canal to Seattle.
The Spirit will then sail cruises to Alaska from May to September with itineraries on Monday sale.
The Carnival Splendor will shift to Seattle and assume sailings assigned to Freedom.
After the summer season, Splendor will sail the Carnival Journeys voyage initially assigned to Freedom. The cruise travels through the Panama Canal to Miami.
Upon completion of the summer season in Alaska, Carnival Splendor will return to Australia with a new 'Journeys' cruise to Sydney that will be available to book soon.
Carnival Spirit will sail the 'Carnival Journeys' cruise back through the Panama Canal to Miami that was previously assigned to Carnival Freedom.
Carnival is notifying booked passengers and travel advisors about these changes and said impacted customers would not have access to their booking for up to two weeks as the line moves their bookings to the new ships and provides equivalent accommodations.
Carnival President Christine Duffy said, 'We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this process. We are excited to have every Carnival Cruise Line ship in the fleet sailing again by May and back in all 10 of our year-round US homeports. We are also continuing to make plans for a return to guest operations in Australia upon completion of our Alaska season."