Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017
On Thursday this Miami-based cruise line asserted that it would be replacing the 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor in Galveston with the greater 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream in May 2019. Carnival Dream would be taking over Valor’s four-and five-day, year-round sailings to Mexico thereby expanding the capacity of Carnival on short cruises from Galveston by about 22%.
In turn Valor would be shifting to New Orleans to replace the Carnival Triumph.
It would be operating four-and five-day voyages year-round to Mexico raising Carnival’s short cruise capacity out of New Orleans by about 10%.
Dream would be the largest and newest Carnival cruise vessel to sail short cruises from Galveston.
Valor becomes the largest vessel to provide a year-round short cruise schedule from New Orleans. Both these ships would be visiting Cozumel, Mexico and on the five-day departures, either Progreso or Costa Maya in Mexico.
Carnival also said that Galveston and New Orleans are two of its fastest-growing home ports.
Carnival Dream would be joining two other Carnival cruise ships that are operating out of Galveston in the year 2019, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista. Vista is repositioning to Galveston in the fall of 2018.
Together the three cruise vessels are estimated to carry about 650,000 passengers annually from Galveston more than any other cruise line.