Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017
The Carnival Glory, which is now based in Miami, will move to New Orleans, replacing the larger Carnival Dream, which will move on to homeport in Galveston, Texas.
Carnival Valour will sail a year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises from New Orleans to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Carnival Cruise Line is also expanding its cruise line offerings from Galveston to include year-round short cruises. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said New Orleans and Galveston are “two of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports.
The Carnival Valor has room for 2,974 passengers, which is roughly an 8 percent increase in capacity compared with the 2,754-passenger Triumph.
The 2,980-passenger Carnival Glory, however, is smaller than the Dream, which carried up to 3,646 passengers.
Carnival Cruise Line expects to lug nearly 400,000 cruisers from New Orleans to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico when the Valor and Glory arrive in 2019.
The Carnival Valor was built in 2008, recently went through a multimillion-dollar renovation that updated common areas and added a number of new food offerings to the ship, including Guy’s Burger Joint, developed with celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and a SkyBox sports bar.
The Carnival Valor will sail four- and five-day cruises throughout the year. The four-day cruises will leave on Thursdays and visit Cozumel. The five-day cruises will depart Mondays and Saturdays, with stops in Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico.